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Christmas themed listen and draw lessons will improve your students' listening skills. The ability to listen and follow direction impact students' behavior and academics. Strengthen their listening skills with these Christmas themed listen and comprehend activities. Listening skills are so important!
I recommend doing this as a teacher directed activity in the beginning. You may want to introduce this in a small group setting if your class has a wide range of abilities. You can give different groups different expectations for the writing assignment portion of the activity. There is an extra writing page included for your students who are ready to write a paragraph or story about the picture.
Once your students are comfortable with the format, you can record the directions or ask a parent volunteer to do it for you. Or ask the drama department at your local middle school or high school if there is a student who is interested in doing this for you. Students are often looking for community service opportunities.
After each step, either pause to give students time to do the work or use some type of noise maker like a bell or xylophone. Tell your students to push the “stop” button when he/she hears the sound. Push the “go” button after he/she follows the directions and is ready for the next step.
This can be used many different ways.
WRITING CENTER: Record the directions and set it up as a center.
EMERGENCY SUB PLANS: Great activity for your sub.
R.T.I. DOCUMENTATION: Great way to show proof of listening skills growth over time for R.T.I.
INSIDE RECESS - FRIDAY FUN DAY: Students will love the art part of these activities. You will love the fact that your students are quiet so they can listen to the directions.
This packet includes
12 Listen & Draw activities with a Christmas theme. For each activity there is:
-Teacher direction page
-Blackline student page
-Colorful page showing what the art portion of the listening activity could look like. Art work/answers may vary.
Listen & Draw topics include:
#1 - Christmas trees for sale
#2 - Father and son with a wagon getting their tree
#3 - Christmas carolers singing at a house
#4 - Children in line to visit Santa with an elf helper
#5 - Santa near his sleigh feeding a reindeer a carrot
#6 - Boy and girl putting a string of popcorn on tree with a fireplace in the background
#7 - Polar Express with conductor, children, and tree
#8 - Ornaments for sale
#9 - Two gifts under tree
#10 - Boy and girl baking cookies
#11 - Elf making toys
#12 Santa and Mrs. Claus near their home
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