Winter Activities

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Are you looking for an alternative to popular 12 Days of Christmas activities? Try this 12 Days of Winter twist on the 12 Days of Christmas pack to include ALL of your students this holiday season with non-holiday activities, like the articles and activity for the Winter Solstice.

This set now also includes a digital version to use with Google Classroom™.

These 12 Days of Winter activities offer an engaging non-holiday twist on the 12 days of Christmas. Winter themed close reading, nonfiction reading, differentiated math, and writing winter activities will keep your students engaged right before a school break OR perfect throughout the long winter months.

Since it is winter themed, it is perfect to use all winter long, not just around the holidays!


  • Link for Google Slide use and digital directions
  • 12 Days of Winter Student Snowball Countdown Sheets
  • Hot Cocoa Math Word Problems
  • (differentiated options)
  • Winter Solstice -Non Fiction Reading and Activity
  • Blizzards-Non Fiction Reading and Activity
  • How To Build A Snowpal Writing Activity
  • Winter Sports-Non Fiction Reading and Activity
  • Snowflake Math Facts and Skills(differentiated options)
  • Winter Hike-Fiction Reading and Writing Activity
  • Comfort Foods Math Word Problems(differentiated options)
  • The Arctic-Non Fiction Reading and Activity
  • Winter Alliteration-Writing Activity
  • Hibernation-Non Fiction Reading and Activity
  • Dangerous Winter Weather-Non Fiction Reading and Activity
  • Teacher Suggestions

Recent feedback on this product:

"The perfect combo of challenging and engaging for my kiddos! Thank you!"

"Thank you for making non Christmas themed pages that we can use in the days before winter break, especially for those students who don’t celebrate Christmas."

"Loving using these to support our core curriculum/keep engagement up during this special time of year!"

"Great for my higher readers, especially for stations! Thanks."

Ways to successfully implement in the classroom:

✓Winter Break Countdown Activity

✓Morning Work


✓Cooperative Group Settings

✓Jigsaw Groups

✓Partner Work

✓Close Reading Strategies

✓Independent Reading Practice or Assessment

✓Independent Writing Practice or Assessment

✓Whole Class Instruction

✓Homework or work sent home over break

✓Extension or Extra Credit Activities

✓Fast Finisher Work

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.


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