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"Welcome To My House" is an interesting and fun writing prompt with two door options. 

For one, students decorate their construction paper door, trim and glue the “hinge” portion to a sheet of white paper, which they also trim. The other, is a “color me” option.

christmas activities, christmas crafts, writing prompts for december, christmas writing prompts, december bulletin board ideas, christmas crafts, christmas ornamentsInside, students write their final draft completing the writing prompt: "Welcome to my home for Christmas..."

Encourage students to use plenty of adjectives that involve their senses, to help describe what a visitor might see, hear, and smell, as they enter their home.  I've included a completed sample to help you explain the lesson.

Students who don't celebrate Christmas, can simply write a "Welcome to my home" for another celebration or holiday that their family celebrates.

If you do a Christmas Around the World theme, students can choose a country, and welcome visitors to their home in France, Sweden, Mexico etc. as they write from that point of view.

Completed projects make a lovely bulletin boardI’ve also included an address tag, to go along with your display.

christmas activities, christmas crafts, writing prompts for december, christmas writing prompts, december bulletin board ideas, christmas crafts, christmas ornamentsNext up is a class-made book: Who Will Pull Santa's Sleigh?

Introducing a writing activity with a story, grabs my kiddos attention, stimulates their imaginations, and gets them excited to get down to the business of writing.

Who’ll Pull Santa’s Sleigh Tonight? by Laura Rader, is a personal favorite of my students, and was the inspiration behind this class book writing activity.

The reindeer have all come down with a cold, so Santa holds auditions for replacement animals, with some outrageous and funny results.

To practice more standards, I like to read a similar story, so that my students can compare and contrast them.

A Venn diagram activity, as well as a graphing extension are also included in the packet.

Our comparison story is, "Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight?" by Jerry Pallotta. It's an adorable “go along”, with awesome illustrations!

In this story, the reindeer are not sick, as the tale starts at the beginning, before Santa thought about reindeer for the job.

christmas activities, christmas crafts, writing prompts for december, christmas writing prompts, december bulletin board ideas, christmas crafts, christmas ornamentsMany silly scenarios are presented, as different animals try out for the job.
From skunks, kangaroos and giraffes, to monkeys, mice and even snakes, your kiddos will get lots of ideas of who should pull Santa’s sleigh. 

Finally, The Twelve Days of Christmas packet, also includes several writing prompts, as well as an emergent reader, plus several games, which practice a variety of standards, as well as some posters and worksheets.

The emergent reader contains over 100 Dolch sight words!
Students read the sentence, trace and write the number and ordinal number word, then complete the writing prompts.

christmas activities, christmas crafts, writing prompts for december, christmas writing prompts, december bulletin board ideas, christmas crafts, christmas ornamentsBesides the writing within the emergent reader, there are also 3 other writing prompts:

* “If money were no object, list 7 things you’d like to have”;
* “A Favorite Gift” where students tell about a gift that they really enjoy and why it’s a favorite.
* “Something Special For Someone Special” where children choose a person that they’d like to give a gift to and write who-what-why. 

christmas activities, christmas crafts, writing prompts for december, christmas writing prompts, december bulletin board ideas, christmas crafts, christmas ornamentsThe featured FREEBIE today is "Me Mints!" one of my personal favorites.  Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board.  I've also included a smaller template, if you'd rather make a Christmas ornament.

Well that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by. I have so much to do, I'm not sure where to start. 

writing prompts for december, christmas crafts, christmas ornaments, december  bulletin board ideasA bit of housecleaning is certainly in order before I add any more Christmas decorations... hmmmm maybe I'll just go shopping instead. Wishing you a frolicking-fun day. 

"Housework: Something nobody really notices, until you don't do it." -Unknown

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