Elf Week Unit for Upper Elementary | Holiday and Christmas Classroom Activities

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Relate the fun of the holiday season to science, social studies, math, and reading in upper elementary! All activities are rigorous, engaging, and upper elementary focused!

You can transform your classroom into Santa's Workshop, or simply work through these themed elf week activities to engage your students!

How will this help your students grow?

Engagement- Students will be engaged the ENTIRE time you are reviewing skills with this holiday theme!

Integrated- All subjects will have lessons relating to elves, winter holidays, and the season. You will teach math, science, social studies, and reading all with the same theme!

Rigor- These activities are higher level and really make your kids think deeply.

Low Prep- Almost all activities are print and go!

What’s Included?


-Teacher guide for extra guidance on what to prep, and how to use each activity with your students!

-Literacy Activities:

1. 'Pig the Elf' Context Clues Lesson

2. 'Memoirs of an Elf' Cause & Effect Lesson

3. 'Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf' Holidays Around the World Lesson

4. 'Elf Tasks' Reading Activity

5. Literal & Nonliteral Elf Activity

6. Digital Google Reading Centers (can be printed to be used in person if needed)

Writing & Grammar Activities

1. Fictional Narrative Writing about the Students' Lives as Elves

2. Correct the Elves' Dialogue Activity

Math Activities

1. Elf Word Problem Race

2. Elf Joke Addition + Subtraction

3. 3-Day Elf Multiplication Lesson

Science & Social Studies Activities

1. 'How to Catch an Elf' STEM Project

2. Move the Elf Force and Motion Lesson

3. Plan the Elf's Route Mapping Activity

4. What is a law? Law-creating lesson for elves

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