The Winter Express Christmas Writing Prompt, Activity & Craft for Bulletin Board

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This craft was fun and turned out really cute! Although, it did have many individual pieces to cut out/prepare.
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Looking for the perfect Christmas writing activity for your class? All aboard for a polar experience on the Winter Express! Students will love coming up with imaginative narratives about their North Pole experience on the polar train, the "Winter Express". This is PERFECT for the day or week before winter break.

Ideas for Use:

Students will read a book about taking an express train on a polar experience. Then, they will brainstorm ideas as a class on potential problems and solutions that could occur on the Winter Express train.

Students can then take their brainstormed list through the writing process and publish into 3 separate Winter Express train crafts - from very simple to very detailed! All 3 activities make a great Christmas bulletin board.


This resource is LOADED with differentiated pages for students from grades kindergarten all the way through fifth grade. This makes an excellent resource to use school-wide (please purchase the correct number of licenses).

Winter Express Christmas Activities Timeline:

This lesson can be taught in one day or stretched out over five days. This lesson includes two versions, perfect for all K-5 students.


  1. Read Aloud & Brainstorm
  2. Drafting Day
  3. Drafting Day
  4. Revising and Editing
  5. Publish, Grade & Share

What's Inside the Winter Express Christmas Craft and Bulletin Board Activities:

  • Teaching Tips
  • Photo Examples - 3 Pages for the 3 Different Winter Express Crafts
  • Class Problem/Solution Graphic Organizer
  • Student Brainstorming Graphic Organizer
  • Student Drafting Template (3 differentiated options)
  • Winter Express Craft Pieces for Polar Writing - 3 Options ALL Differentiated
  • 2 Rubrics

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


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