Review the ug word family with this hot chocolate mug craft. Completed projects make a sweet winter bulletin board. (For that finishing touch, have children glue their photo to the center of the snowflake.) If students write the words on the back, then punch a hole in the handle and suspend from the ceiling.
Review a variety of 2D shapes as well as the 3D cylinder shape, with this cute snowman windsock. This activity can be done as an independent center, or as a whole-group listening and following directions "craftivity".
Here's a quick, easy & fun Christmas ornament that helps reinforce your students' names, letter recognition, vowel identification, capitalization, graphing, counting and addition!
"Welcome To My House" is an interesting and fun writing prompt. Students decorate their door, trim and glue it to a sheet of white paper that they also trim. Their writing prompt is revealed, when the the door is flipped open.
"Wishful Thinking" is an interesting and fun writing prompt for December. Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board. Students finish the writing prompt: "If money were no problem and I could have 5 super-fabulous gifts for Christmas, I'd like..."
"Stuff It!" is an interesting and fun way for students to practice writing. I've included several options, with two different stocking patterns so you could actually do both of them, or give students a choice.
Choose one of these Christmas countdown activities, or give your students a choice. These craftivities are wonderful fine motor practice. Scissor "snipping" helps strengthen children's finger muscles. They'll enjoy counting down to Christmas day as they "trim" the tree or Santa's beard.
This packet includes a variety of quick, easy and interesting ways for your kiddos to countdown to Christmas. Counting down is a great way to help your students practice counting backwards, as well as visually be able to "see" the passage of time, which is a rather abstract concept for young children.
Fact Family Feather Fun is a visual math craftivity that students will enjoy making, as they practice fact families. Add a real feather to the turkey's head for that finishing touch. This activity will be FREE for an entire year! Woo hoo. After which time, it will be revamped and put in my jumbo, 177-page "Funtastic" Fall November Math & Craftivities Packet. Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop to take a look.
Venn diagrams are a quick, easy and interesting way to introduce and practice comparison and contrast writing. I designed Venn Friends, as an especially fun way to do that. These are also a great way for you and your students to get to know each other better.