It’s the most wonderful, and the antsiest, time of the year! As students start to get excited for the holiday season, it’s time for you to bring some of that holiday cheer into your classroom. Using interactive December activities with fun holiday themes can be the ticket to keeping your students engaged this time of year. Here are seven great resources you can use in your classroom with little to no prep needed from you!
Work Those Fine Motor Skills
Working those fine motor skills are incredibly important! This Fine Motor Bundle has so many fun activities that will have your students making some amazing holiday themed designs. From cutting with scissors from one holiday themed image to the next or creating images with Geo Boards, you students will enjoy getting every detail just right!
Snap Your December Activities Together
On snap it’s time to get those math skills up to par! With the Christmas Snap Cubes Mats, your students will practice counting as well as their fine motor skills. These snap cubes are self-checking which make them perfect for centers, fast finishers, and morning work. In addition, you have 10 boards that can be differentiated easily to meet all your students’ needs.
Increase Your Number Sense
Speaking of math, you can never get too much number sense! Using ten frames that feature decorated trees, snowmen, and more is a great interactive December activity for students Th.is bundle comes with six different themed ten frames your students can use. Therefore, all holidays can be accounted for in your classroom. Using the Christmas ten frames will help students with number placement. Plus, it helps students visualize their math!
Use Gingerbread as a Theme for Your December Activities
Sometimes finding a holiday neutral theme is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. What’s better than a gingerbread story? Interactive activities that have a gingerbread theme! This Gingerbread Mini Unit is great to pair with any gingerbread themed story. In addition this can be paired with any interactive December activity in centers or as a whole group or morning work!
Embrace History with Interactive Activities
It can be hard to fit in social studies with all of the other core curriculum we have to do throughout the school year. Using a FREE Holiday Flip Book is a great way to learn about holidays around the world. It’s so easy to fall into the “Christmas’ motif. However, it’s important for students to recognize there are several different holidays. A flip book is a great way to learn this.
Learn About Hanukkah
Speaking of learning about holidays around the world, this Hanukkah Mini Unit is a great way for students to learn about a popular holiday they may have heard of but don’t know much about. This Mini Unit includes the story of Hanukkah, anchor charts, and several interactive activities! Your students will love learning about a different holiday. Plus, they will use some valuable literacy skills!
There are so many fun activities you can find to do in December. Keeping your students active and doing engaging activities can be a huge help! If you need some fun inspiration, make sure you check out the Adventures in Kinder and Beyond Store for December Resources. These great interactive December activities are sure to keep your students engaged through the most wonderfully antsy time of the year!