I can't believe that Christmas is right around the corner. I know the holiday season can be hectic and crazy! So, to help you out, I have put together a list of some great holiday freebies from some upper elementary teacher-authors to keep your students on task for the season!
We all know students get a little antsy around the holiday season. Here are some great freebies to use for early finishers, when you have a substitute, during stations, or for something fun to do in a holiday-kind-of-way!
I've joined with a few TpT teacher-author friends to share some Christmas and winter FREEBIES just for you. These are perfect for before break or to use as an activity right after break. Either way, there's something here for everyone!
Click on the image to see the resource, and be sure to check out the other resources each teacher-author has for your classroom needs.
1. Christmas Activities: 3-D Tree By Teacher's Brain
Get this fun and easy 3D tree craft to use with your students! Use to teach 3D art or to decorate your room during the holidays. There is also a writing printable.
2. Holiday Cards By JD Rockin Readers
This Happy Holidays Card is a great way for students to practice their friendly letter writing while also giving joy and happiness to others! Use this during a writing center or a kindness activity. Simply print front to back, color, write, and give to friends, family, or teachers!
3. Christmas Activity: Reindeer ABC Order Freebie By Busy Me Plus Three
This is a freebie includes three no prep worksheets: One is a cut and paste where the students put the reindeer names in alphabetical order. The next is a reindeer writing page. And the last is a fun addition page where the students use an algorithm to find the answer and color in the sum at the bottom.
4. Winter Math Worksheets Freebie By Carrie Lutz
Having a few engaging resources ready for your students to practice basic math is a must when you return from winter break. Here are 3 fun worksheets that your students will enjoy doing.
- Addition Facts to 18
- Solve and Color Snow Globes
- Hundreds Chart Fun
5. I Have, Who Has T'was the Night Before Christmas by Created by MrHughes
Who hasn't heard the classic poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore? This fun and interactive activity will have your students begging to play again and again as they try to beat their best time by reading fluently and more quickly each time.
The poem has been divided into 28 cards in an "I have, Who Has" fashion. Students will have to listen carefully as they only get the 3 or 4 words in the poem ahead of their lines.
6. Snow Globe Narrative Writing Freebie by It All Started With Flubber
Winter writing will be a breeze with this narrative writing resource! We've included these components to make this a print-and-go resource that your students will love:
- 2 cute snow globe patterns (color and black/white)
- 3 options for graphic organizers to guide students through possible narrative storylines
- 24 handy writing prompts (plus a blank page if you'd like to make your own)
- fun paper to use for publishing student writing!
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7. Free Christmas Multiplication Activities by The Owl Teacher
Add some festivity and holiday cheer to your classroom with this multiplication freebie! The worksheets included in this download all have a fun holiday theme, right down to the questions asked! Your students will have a ball getting in some extra practice around this special time of year!
This Freebie Includes:
✓ Multiplication facts for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
✓ Word problems
8. Hanukkah Free Dreidel Game by The Fun Factory
This FREE Hanukkah Dreidel Game is perfect for your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students. You have a choice of 2 Dreidel patterns, instructions for how to play a Dreidel game and photos of finished Dreidels!
9. Who was Saint Nicolas? Flip Flap Activity by Heart 2 Heart Teaching
Happy Holidays! For a sneak peek inside our Treasure Each Month: December Activity Bundle check out this Christmas Sample Freebie! Students read about Saint Nicolas and then use this cut and sort activity to show what they know!
10. Christmas Memories Ornament by Lisa Taylor Teaching The Stars
Are you needing a fun easy ornament for holiday season? Christmas Memories Ornaments are a great keepsake for parents and students. Memory questions stems are included.
11. Making Ten to Add Holiday Freebie by Mrs. Balius
Making Ten to Add: Holiday FREEBIE Edition gives your students three pages of practice with the math strategy “Making Ten to Add”. Students need opportunities to work with all new math skills. This particular strategy is very important for your students to master in order to understand higher level math concepts.
12. Let it Snow Freebie By Heart 2 Heart Teaching
Happy New Year! For a sneak peek inside our Treasure Each Month: January Activity Bundle check out this Let it Snow Sample Freebie! Students read all about snow, answer questions on the organizer and complete the life cycle of a snowflake diagram to show what they know!
Please consider leave feedback after you download and use a resource that you've loved. Perhaps you'll find a new holiday favorite activity that you'll use year after year.
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I hope you've enjoyed these free holiday activities for the classroom. I know the holiday season can be stressful, so any extra activities to keep the students busy is a bonus! If you are looking for more Christmas or Winter activities, be sure to check out my Teachers Pay Teachers shop!
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a joyful holiday season. I hope you have a fabulous holiday surrounded by family and friends, and wish you all the best for the new year!