Need a fun and creative way to get your students focused when they come in first thing in the morning (or to get students logged in to your online meeting on time)? These 20 Christmas jokes and riddles will be the perfect solution to help your students start the day in a positive way while learning seasonal vocabulary!
This resource includes:
- 20 Google Slides with movable letters so students can solve the riddles.
- related seasonal vocabulary page of words (and nonsense words) to support younger students or students who need more support.
- 20 answer key slides so students can check their work.
When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You'll then share that file (or individual slides in that file) with your students. If you are teaching in the classroom, you can project each slide on the board for students to print and solve in their notebook.
There are many different ways you can use this resource in your classroom:
1. As a morning warm-up, either online or in the classroom.
If you’re teaching online, upload one or two interactive slides for your students for each day of the week. If you’re teaching in-person, project one joke on the screen for your kiddos to complete in their notebook.
2. As a reward for kiddos who show up online on time as a fun start to your lesson.
3. As a behavior incentive. Show one riddle each day and your students need to
earn letters for following directions/good behavior/participation to solve the riddle and earn a small class reward. Get your FREE copy of 20 almost-free class reward ideas by clicking here!
4. As a fast finisher activity either in the classroom or online for kiddos who finish their work early. You could upload the entire file into Google Classroom for individual students to work on at their own pace.
5. As a fun reward challenge for your class at the end of the lesson. Tell your students that if/when you complete the work you need to, you will give them a riddle for them to work together to solve.
6. If you're a school administrator, consider posting a joke or riddle of the day for students to solve :-)
I hope you enjoy using this resource with your students!
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