A fun and easy way to introduce the preterite tense of regular AR verbs to your students upon returning from Winter Break! Students have a chance to interact with each other to find out what the got and what they bought for Navidad.
I use this on the first day back to school in January with Spanish I and II (see my page for a similar activity using direct/indirect objects for levels II-IV). It is a great way for students to catch up while using Spanish!
Completing both sides and allowing students time to interact takes anywhere from 30-45 minutes. I suggest adding a DO NOW -possibly having students review clothing or sports equipment/hobbies (as these tend to be things teens get for the holidays), and an EXIT TICKET (maybe "me gusta recibir ___ por el cumpleanos) to round out the lesson.