Middle School Christmas Activities Bundle

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Middle School Christmas Activities Bundle | Digital and PDF Versions: This engaging middle school Christmas activities bundle contains 3 mini-units and 2 activities to complete with your classes during the month of December. Students will enjoy the variety of holiday-themed lessons while continuing to work on their reading and writing skills.

Global Holiday Celebrations Research Assignment: Help students learn about different cultures, celebrations, and faiths with this holiday research assignment. Students will work in pairs to research 1 of the 16 suggested holiday and/or cultural celebrations. Students could also choose to research a local holiday or cultural celebration.

Christmas Truce of 1914 Media Analysis Unit: This cross-curricular unit for the historical World War 1 event named the "Christmas Truce of 1914". This event took place between the British and German troops along the western front trenches in France. It is explained to students using a variety of media types: readings, videos, and songs.

Middle School Christmas Unit: This engaging Christmas Unit contains 6 different activities that will help reinforce your students' reading and writing skills. Students will learn about the historical background of Christmas traditions and prepare for a holiday-themed discussion about current Christmas customs. *This resource is focused on the North American commercial Christmas - this is not a religious unit.

Christmas Writing Prompts: These writing prompts are a "no prep, just photocopy and go" lesson. When students use these interactive writing prompts they get to get up and stay moving. Students use the 8 different Christmas-themed story prompts to get thinking creatively about what might happen in each scenario. Students move around the classroom to answer their classmates' story writing prompts.

New Year's Goal Setting Activity and Reflection Sheets: These reflection sheets are a no-prep activity that gets students excited and engaged during their first week back at school. Help your students self-reflect with this step-by-step goal-setting activity. Students will activate their reflection skills in a group setting then transition to the independent task.

Unit Includes:

  • Detailed Unit Plan
  • Teacher Instructions
  • 5 Christmas-Themed Resources
  • Assessment Rubrics (Levels and Points)
  • Answer Keys
  • Google Slides versions
  • Individual PDFs of Student Pages

Teacher Feedback

  1. "Saved me big time! Needed a good last couple of weeks' worth of useful activities before the holiday. This is it!"
  2. "That has been a lifesaver the past few days as we head towards the break."
  3. "Great help for the season! Keeps the academic mindset."
  4. "My students and I really enjoyed these activities. It was fun, yet still engaging at the craziest time of the year! Great product!"

Resource Notes:

  • Regular reliable internet access is required for this unit
  • Internet must be able to access online video sources
  • This resource is a non-editable PDF
Total Pages
120 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.


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