10 Amazing Holiday Classroom Tools from Scholastic
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Here is sneak peek of some of their awesome activities and skills sheets that can be printed out with your free trial, to get your classes in the mood for the upcoming holiday season.
1. Help the Reindeer:
Send your kids on a quest to help a reindeer find his corn with this a-maze-ing activity. It’s a fun way to reinforce skip-counting skills. Bonus: have kids practice pattern making as they color the maze.
Print this skills sheet HERE!
2. How I Celebrate:
This writing prompt is just the thing for kids to share their favorite holiday traditions.
Print this skills sheet HERE!
3. December Packets:
30+ pages of cross-curricular holiday lesson ideas, crafts, reproducibles, and more – in one easy download. Free with subscription, or buy a la carte for $4.99/each!
Print these packets here: PreK-K, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4!
4. Books are the Perfect Present Bookmarks and Send-Home Holiday Notes:
Because books really do make the perfect present for all your readers, have students fill out a wish list of books on these brightly colored bookmarks, and send home notes to celebrate a student’s great day in class.
Print these HERE & HERE!
5. Gift of the Magi Play:
The classic O. Henry story is retold in this endearing read-aloud play, which comes with embedded discussion questions.
Print this play HERE!
6. Bulletin board/clip art:
Brighten up your classroom with a festive display about holidays around the world or choose from a huge selection of clip art.
Print these here: Frosty, Ornament, Candy Cane!
7. Glistening Snow Globe (FREE for December):
Capture the flurry of holiday energy with this snow globe craft that’s more than just a pretty picture—it sets the stage for a science discussion on snow and water.
Print this snow globe craft HERE!
8. Fun and Festive Activities:
In this packet, you'll find a dozen seasonal-themed projects and activities to help you reinforce skills across the curriculum. Includes task cards, puppets, ornaments, games, and more.
Print this packet HERE!
9. Sweet Celebrations (FREE):
Visions of sugarplums are dancing in everyone’s heads this time of year. Enjoy some seasonal sweetness with crafts like these adorable peppermint candies.
Print these crafts HERE!
10. Gingerbread Cookie Glyph:There’s nothing cookie cutter about this festive gingerbread glyph! Build students' skills with data collection, recognizing and extending patterns, one-to-one correspondence, and counting.
Print this HERE!
So what are you going to do with all the free time you’re going to have after you sign up to Scholastic Printables?
SHARING is CARING! :)
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