Winter Christmas Holiday Activities for Reading, Writing & Math

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    I've got your entire winter season planned out for you with themed reading, writing and math activities! Keep your students engaged, learning, and excited with 11 winter and Christmas themed resources they'll absolutely love. Plus, display their final products as classroom decor or hang on bulletin boards to add a festive touch!

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    This bundle has everything you need for the winter months, all in one place.

    Use these resources during centers, whole group, small group, as homework... everything inside is flexible to fit your classroom needs.

    Here's what's included in this ultimate Winter Holiday Activities Bundle:

    Research Project

    #1. Christmas Around the World - Research Project

    Ever wonder what Christmas is like in other countries? Your students will love learning about other cultures and traditions around the world! This resource has everything you need for a fun and engaging project during the holidays. Students are able to manage this project independently with clear rubrics and directions. This will be an activity you repeat year after year!

    Includes:

    • Checklist of 17 countries (each student chooses one, or project can be done in partners/small group) or add your own to the list!
    • Student Directions/Grading Sheet (2 different versions, one with required diorama and one with diorama as an extension activity)
    • Headings for student's poster board to help with organization and clarity
    • Quick tips for making a diorama
    • Venn Diagram to compare/contrast traditions (students can cut it out and paste to poster board)
    • Writing page: "Would you like to celebrate this holiday? Why or why not?" (students can cut it out and paste to poster board)

    Reading Activities

    #2. Christmas Themed Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers Activities

    #3. Winter Themed Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers Activities

    15 Christmas and 15 Winter themed graphic organizers for any fiction & nonfiction text! Use throughout the month of December and beyond! No-prep work, just print and go. You will find that these graphic organizers quickly become an essential part of your ELA block.

    Each Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizer Set includes:

    1. Cause & Effect
    2. Character Traits
    3. Compare & Contrast
    4. Context Clues
    5. Determining Theme
    6. Making Connections
    7. Main Idea & Details
    8. Paragraph Writing
    9. Problem & Solution
    10. Retell the Story
    11. Sequence of Events
    12. Summarizing
    13. Timeline of Events
    14. Text Features
    15. Vocabulary Words

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    #4. Winter Themed Meaningful Decor Reading Banners
    #5. Christmas Themed Meaningful Decor Reading Banners

    #6. Holiday Lights Meaningful Decor Reading Banners


    These products includes both fiction and nonfiction winter, Christmas, and holiday lights themed shapes and can be used with ANY book. Dress up your classroom or bulletin boards in a fun and meaningful way, share your students’ love of reading with adorable reading banners!

    Have your students choose their own book, or assign one to them. You could also use this during small group or a whole class activity after a read aloud!

    There are 4 sets included in this download, each set comes lined and unlined:

    *Planning pages are included for ALL sets listed below*

    -Fiction Story Elements

    -Summarizing

    -Nonfiction/Informational Skills

    -Sequencing

    Writing Activities

    7. Winter Bulletin Board - 12 Winter Themed Writing Prompts

    This winter bulletin board display with 12 winter-themed writing prompts are just what you need! Each prompt is designed to help students explore different aspects of winter, from snowmen and polar bears to family traditions. Your students will love the chance to write about winter.

    Here's what's included in this resource:

    ★ 12 writing prompts

    ★ 12 half-page recording sheets with cover page--creates a writing booklet for all 12 days

    ★ Bulletin board display (gifts, prompts, title)

    The finished bulletin board will look beautiful and festive, and your students will be excited to write about these winter topics. Plus, you can use the prompts for individual student writing assignments or as part of a classroom writing workshop. They're perfect for a writing center, too!

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    #8. Holiday Writing Activity - North Pole House for Sale - Grades 2-5

    In this December Holiday writing activity, students will use their knowledge of persuasive, descriptive and creative writing to convince the reader to buy a house from them. The catch: It's located in the North Pole!

    Your students will be directed to create an informational booklet to describe every detail of a house in the North Pole. As the #1 Real Estate Agent in the country, they’re expected to SELL IT!

    Pages Included:

    Title Page

    Introduction

    Zoom In: Front Yard

    Zoom In: House

    Zoom In: Step Inside (x2)

    Zoom In: Backyard

    Sell It: Persuade the Reader

    All pages include specific directions, a checklist of “Things to Consider”, and a suggested range of sentences. This makes it easy for students at all levels to work independently.

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    #9. Winter Writing Activity - The Story of a Snowflake - Grades 3-5

    In this narrative nonfiction writing activity, students will write a book from the perspective of a snowflake! Their story begins as a raindrop, travels through the water cycle stages, and ends with the snowflake falling gracefully from the sky. But don't worry, your writers will reassure readers that the snowflake will continue the cycle again and again!

    This is a fun, creative, informative and cross-curricular writing activity for winter, plus it makes a great interactive display idea for your bulletin board! It also hits several Writing standards across grades 3-5.

    Pages Included:

    Title Page

    Introduction

    Zoom In: The Back Story (x2)

    Zoom In: A Snowflake Forms

    Zoom In: Life in the Cloud

    Zoom In: It's Go Time!

    Conclusion: What Happens Next?

    All pages include specific directions, a checklist of “Things to Consider” and a suggested range of sentences. This makes it easy for students at all levels to work independently.

    Math Activities

    #10. Two Step Word Problems - Winter Themed Task Cards

    Sprinkle some winter FUN into your math routine! These 24 winter themed task cards are perfect to review and reinforce solving two-step word problems. Students will get great practice with multistep word problems.

    Two Step Word Problems Task Cards Include:

    • 24 Task Cards
    • Student Recording Sheet
    • Answer Key

    These task cards will encourage students to use a variety of strategies to solve each word problem. They will focus on finding the quotient, after completing an addition and/or subtraction step.

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    #11. Division & Finding the Unknown Number - Winter Themed Task Cards

    These 24 winter themed task cards are perfect to review and reinforce finding the quotient and determining the unknown number in a division equation. Students will get great practice with division skills!

    Division & Finding the Unknown Number Task Cards Include:

    • 24 Task Cards
    • Student Recording Sheet
    • Answer Key

    In each task card, students will identify either the missing dividend, divisor or quotient. With each equation, your students will increase their understanding and fluency!

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    Love this bundle but looking for only winter resources? Check out this bundle of winter themed reading, writing and math activities (no holidays included)!

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