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Holiday Activities to Save Sanity

The holidays can be so stressful on us teachers, especially those last two weeks before we go on winter break. I've created a list of resources perfect for your classroom to save your sanity. All of these resources are easy and low prep activities that your students will love!

Does December got you a little overwhelmed and are you thinking how am I going to survive these next two weeks until Winter Break?? Well, I’ve got your covered with some holiday theme activities that are ready to make your last weeks of the year enjoyable!ย Today’s focus is all about those products that will help you survive (Yes, I said it!) until the winter break. I’ve been on a creative train lately, inspired by the joy of the holidays, creating a ton of resources to use with my students and possibly yours too!

The holidays can be so stressful on us teachers, especially those last two weeks before we go on winter break. I've created a list of resources perfect for your classroom to save your sanity. All of these resources are easy and low prep activities that your students will love!

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Snowman Writing Craft

This Cheerful Snowman writing craftivity is the perfect addition to any snowman themed literature you may be reading (or watching) within your classroom. There are three useable writing pages that students can easily write a beginning, middle or end to any story of their own or by a beloved author! You could even use these to tag along with this Olaf Art Project!

The Cheerful Snowman Book

December Weekly Homework Packs

These December Weekly Homework Packets for third graders are the best. After some frustration with homework last year, I completely scrapped what I previously did and went full force with these weekly homework packets. You can read more about my homework evolution here. They are created on a half sheet of paper, print, go and staple and you can send them home quickly. They give your older students a little peace with coloring after they read and then each page is either focused on Reading skills, Writing skills or Math skills. They are completely common core aligned and kiddos absolutely LOVE them and that’s the best part!

December Weekly Homework Packets

Christmas Tree Writing Craft

This Glowing Tree Book is another writing activity perfect to fill any time throughout your school day. It’s another three page writing craftivity that comes in lined or primary lined pages! There has been a great discussion over on my facebook page about what type of writing prompts we could use with these! Here are a few of my favorites but the possibilities are endless!

  • Something or someone that is a “priceless present” to them.
  • Tree decorating traditions
  • Their favorite ornament
  • How to decorate a Christmas tree

The Glowing Tree Book

December Homework Brag Tags

When I made my weekly homework packets, I wanted to reward my hard-working students with something special! That’s how my weekly homework brag tags were born! My students even helped me design them! Each set features both in color and a printer friendly version, which holds 25 per sheet! Saving you paper and ink! These December Brag Tags are perfectly aligned with the December Weekly Homework Packets from above!

December Weekly Homework Brag Tags

Red Nosed Reindeer Writing Craft

If you have liked all of my other writing craftivities, you’ll love this red nosed reindeer book! This one includes both primary and regular lined writing pages (like all of the other ones!) and fun tabs to turn the pages. No seriously, the ears and antlers turn the pages!! Kiddos love putting this together, coloring and creating stories to go within their book. No seriously, the ears and antlers turn the pages!! Kiddos love putting this together, coloring and creating stories to go within their book. Check out the video I made to showย this cutie is made!

The Red Nosed Reindeer Book

Grab all of the themed writing crafts

If you are loving all of these craftivities, make sure to cash into the growing collection I’m building right now! You will get at least one new craftivity each month, bringing the total to at least 24 craftivities throughout the year. I keep saying at least because I love them and keep thinking of more and more to make! If you have any ideas for me, I would love to hear them!
ย Holiday Writing Craftivities

 

Writing Acrostic Poems

Last but not least, I’m sharing a little something for AFTER winter break comes. These winter themed acrostic poems are helpful the first couple days back from break. This is also a perfect activity where they can use describing words to explain and share their break with others.

Winter Themed Acrostic Poems

 

So, how do you celebrate those final days in your classroom? Any traditions you follow to celebrate? I would love to know more about your classroom’s final days!ย No matter how to countdown the last few weeks, I hope you have a wonderful time leading up to those days with your kiddos! If you found this useful and want to share with your other teacher friends, pin the image above!

Alexis Porter
Alexis Porter

Hey there, I’m Alexis! I’m a 30 something bubbly and creative teacher turned web designer living in Seattle, Washington. I absolutely love designing unique brands + websites for fellow teacherpreneurs, creatives, small businesses, bloggers, & many more. When I’m not working on all things Laugh Eat Learn, I enjoy cooking, movies, reading (always with caffeine in hand), and organization of literally everything. I’m also a pure perfectionist which makes everything a little more fun!

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2 Comments

  1. December 7, 2015 / 3:19 PM

    I'm so happy to see your craftivity bundle up! I love the video showing how to complete one of the booklets – it's perfect for visual people like me! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • December 7, 2015 / 5:12 PM

      Yes, I'm so excited about those little craftivity books! :] I had a ton of fun making the video so I might continue to make them! ๐Ÿ˜›

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