Secret Santa {A Classroom Community-Building Activity} Christmas Activities

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My students loved doing SS! SUch a fun way to lift spirits during another crazy school year. This resource saved me SO much time!
This was such a fun experience to use in the classroom! It brought a sweet feeling into our class environment!


Show your students what the holiday season is really about by having a Secret Santa program in your room. No presents needed! This activity involves writing complimentary messages to classmates, lifting the holiday spirit in your classroom!

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Updated October 2017


What resources did I include in this product for you?
⬟ Six prompt cards for Secret Santa messages
⬟ Writing paper for final letters
⬟ Clue cards for the final reveal
⬟ Suggestions for Use
⬟ NOW INCLUDES A TEACHER SECRET SANTA FEATURE!! Secretly choose students who exemplify certain stand-out behaviors and provide clues about them. Guaranteed to make their day!

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How can you use this product in your classroom?
⬟ Assign students a Secret Santa, and watch your students' confidence grow!
⬟ Use the preassigned prompt cards ("Secret Santa, You are special because...," "Secret Santa, You are a good friend because...") to have your students write a mystery message to their classmate.
⬟ As a culminating activity, have students write complete letters and complete a clue card to reveal themselves.


What have other customers loved about this product?
"My 5th & 6th graders kept begging to do a Secret Santa, but my admin wouldn't let us do a gift exchange. This was a fun way to compromise, and we added in a hand made gift as well. Thanks for putting this together!" (Thank you, Christy C.!)

"My students loved this activity. It gave them something positive to look forward to each day! Can't wait to use it again with next year's class!" (Thank you, SuperinFourth!)

"I used this with my 5th graders last year for the first time. It was a HIT! Kids loved reading what their Secret Santa said about them. And on the last day, we had donuts and juice and revealed our Secret Santas." (Thank you, Amanda Y.!)


Do you need other Christmas resources? You'll love these:
How to Catch Santa Book Companion
Christmas around the World
Christmas Read the Room {Math and Reading}


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