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 Christmas alphabet booklet, is an interesting and fun way to have students countdown to Christmas. Starting December 1st, have them complete one letter. Since there are only 25 days 'til Christmas, remind students to complete letters Y and Z on the last day.
A darling ornament - gift children can make for their family's tree. Sure to become a cherished keepsake. Also includes a poem. This is a special FREEBIE in my TpT shop. Click on the link to zip on over and get your free copy today. Keepsake Snowman Christmas Ornament.
Review upper and lowercase letters, numbers to 20, + number words, in this cute packet. Includes several games and an adorable keepsake bookmark "craftivity."
You can make these into puzzles, laminate and use each year, or run off copies on green construction paper and have students cut up their own puzzle. I've provided a blank grid for you to run off on white construction paper, so students can place the puzzle pieces on it, or have children cut and glue their pieces to a sheet of white or black construction paper, turning this "craftivity" into a lovely bulletin board. Your caption can be: TREE-mendous Work By ___________________'s (teacher's name) kindergarteners (grade).
The elf is watching and reporting back to Santa. Students write why they think that they should be on Santa's "nice" list. Includes a Santa's List poster to use as a good-behavior motivator.
Make a classroom elf of your own, or use this as an individual behavior modification technique and have each child make one. The body is made out of a decorative lunch bag. Children add tally marks for staying focused, completing tasks, behaving etc.
Children read, add end punctuation, circle the capital letters, underline the adjectives, trace and write the directional words and then color, cut and glue the matching picture.
Cover lots of Common Core State Standards as students read, add end punctuation, underline capital letters; trace and write the shape word; trace and write the color word, trace the shape and then draw and color that shaped nose on the reindeer.