PBL & Jelly: DECEMBER- Ugly Sweaters and More, Project Based Learning

Grade Levels
K - 3rd, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
52 pages
Share this resource


December is a great time to explore themes of winter and holidays including ugly sweaters, reindeer games, toys drive, and gingerbread houses. These topics can be used in cross curricular activities that engage and interest kids. Now take it a step further and push your students with this PBL & Jelly activities that are perfect for the primary level.

Included are four individual PBL activities:
-Reindeer Games
-Gingerbread Housing
-Toy Drive For Kids
-Ugly Sweater
-Extra Copies with Primary Writing Lines

Within each task, students will be designing, problem-solving, and using their imagination to complete a PBL that will be completely individualized to their own needs. Each PBL focuses on getting students to use their imagination and creativity, while focusing on literacy skills (writing, spelling, using vocabulary) as they complete each PBL.

-Also included are two separate versions of handwriting lines (regular and primary lines).

The PBL can last anywhere from 45-90 minutes in length depending on the grade level. Most pages can take between 15-30 minutes to complete, including the writing, drawing, and discussions.

There is also a sample of how this can be used 4 or 5 days of the week, along with additional items and activities that can be used for teaching students. These PBL and Jelly Activities can be used as whole class lesson or for independent work.

Companion Texts
Each PBL has a recommended companions texts that could be read to the class at the beginning of the lesson. Or these same books could be available for students to look through. Many of these books can be found in the library and even online.

Individualized Learning
One of the key tenants of project based learning is allowing the students to drive their learning. That’s why these focus on allowing students to make their own choices. By the end of each activity students will have completed a version that is unique and their own, based on their own abilities.

Multiple Content Areas
Project Based Learning includes multiple content areas (ELA, math, social studies, science) and these are no exception. They allow teachers to incorporate multiple content areas into a single lesson such as spiraling writing and science together or reading and social studies. Plus there’s the need for students to practice problem solving, making connections, collaborating with classmates, and sharing their findings (or creations).

See More Projects in my custom category: 

ZOO DESIGN: Area, Perimeter, Map Skills, Project Based Learning, & More!
THE ISLAND: Project Based Learning for Writing, Math, Reading, Science, & SS
GEOMETROCITY: Create & Build a City Made of Math Using Geometry
FINAL FRONTIER, 3 part project: ELA, Math, Science

Project Based Learning 10-PACK BUNDLE
Project Based Learning, Build a Ski Resort
Project Based Learning, Design a School Library
Project Based Learning, Design a Water Park
Project Based Learning, Discovery In the Rainforest
Project Based Learning, Earth Day Invention
Project Based Learning, Running A Lemonade Stand
Project Based Learning, Save Christmas
Project Based Learning, Shark Security Force
Project Based Learning, Snake Search: Around the World
Project Based Learning, Valentine’s Day Party Planner

Project Based Learning 10-PACK BUNDLE, PART 2
Project Based Learning Activity: Plan a School Party
Project Based Learning Activity: All About Bats
Project Based Learning Activity: Arctic Adventure
Project Based Learning Activity: Plan a Field Day
Project Based Learning Activity: President For A Week
Project Based Learning Activity: Run A Toy Drive
Project Based Learning Activity: Plan Thanksgiving Dinner
Project Based Learning Activity: Let's Go Camping
Project Based Learning Activity: Monster Squad
Project Based Learning Activity: Island Survival

Project Based Learning 10-PACK BUNDLE
Project Based Learning 10-PACK BUNDLE, PART 2

Total Pages
52 pages
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up