Christmas and Holiday Freebies for Your Classroom

It is hard to believe, but December is just around the corner, and it is time to start planning those December lessons.  I don't know if your December school schedule looks like mine, but we have a plethora of activities during this busy month: assembly programs, choir practice and program, Santa Shop, Christmas Village, etc. With all of these activities and busyness, it is nice to have some easy prep Christmas and December holiday themed lessons up my sleeve, and I am going to share my list with you. Best of all, these holiday activities from Upper Elementary Snapshots are free! Be sure to download all of these amazing resources for your classroom!

Christmas Around the World: Italy Freebie

Christmas Around the World: Italy Freebie for 3rd - 6th Grade

Your students will love learning about Christmas customs around the world with this first amazing freebie from The Teacher Next Door. This activity is a great way to integrate reading strategies and social studies concepts, while learning about something fun and thematic in December. Your students will be engaged as they learn more about holiday traditions in Italy. Best of all, this requires little prep for you. Simply print and go! 

Christmas Around the World Webquest

Perhaps you are looking to integrate technology into your December activities. If so, this Christmas Around the World Webquest from Rockin Resources is perfect for your class! For detailed instruction on this amazing activity, simply click the image above. Your students will be completely engaged while using the internet to learn about Christmas in other countries!

Hanukkah Partner Play

Hannukah Partner Play FREEBIE (fluency activity)

If you are familiar with Deb Hanson's partner plays, you know that students adore them! Her newest partner play is perfect for December. This partner play explains the significance and history of the Menorah. This is a perfect addition to your December activities.

December Tips and Activities


Perhaps you are just feeling a little overwhelmed with the busyness and demands of this season. Clutter-Free Classroom has a gift just for you! This amazing packet is packed full of tips and ideas that will make your job easier this December. You'll appreciate all of the helpful tips and ideas that are packed into this download!

Multi-Step Constructed Response Decimal Task Cards

Multi-step Constructed Response Decimal Task Cards for Holidays / Christmas

Why not incorporate the holidays into your math lessons as well? This holiday themed task card set from Performing in Education will be a fun way for your students to practice decimal operations. These holiday themed task cards are perfect for whole group or small group instruction. 

Factor Freeze

Factor Freeze:  A Differentiated Multiplication Game

Another fun math activity to use with your students this holiday season is this game from The Teacher Studio.  Your students will be excited as they play this multiplication game and will be begging you to play it again and again! 

Qreate a Story: Christmas Edition

QReate A Story: Christmas Edition!  QR Codes and Creative Writing.  FREE SAMPLE

Why not encourage your students to write this Christmas season with this amazing free resource from Digital Divide and Conquer? Students will randomly pick QR codes to scan to choose a character, setting, and problem. Then students will use graphic organizers to plan their writing and plan stories based on what they scanned. Your students will enjoy writing with this engaging activity. 

I Have...Who Has...Just for Christmas Theme

I Have...Who Has...Just for Fun Christmas Theme

Sometimes in December, you just need something to do for fun! This set of I Have...Who Has...? cards are perfect for a classroom party, a time-filler between activities, or to get your students engaged during the distractions of the holidays. Your students will enjoy this fun activity from Mandy Neal Teaching with Simplicity. 

Compliment Presents: A Holiday Gift FOR Students, FROM Students

 Compliment Presents: A Holiday Gift FOR Students, FROM Students!

This is an amazing resource from The Thinker Builder. With this unique activity, students create these adorable little foldable presents with meaningful compliments written inside. These will be the perfect gifts for students to give to one another to brighten each others' day while strengthening your classroom community.

Holiday Bookmark Craft

FREE! Holiday Bookmark Craft

A holiday craft is a must in December, and this craft from Got to Teach is beautiful! Not only do these fun bookmarks turn out gorgeous, but a huge added benefit is how engaged and quite your students will be while they are completing these fun bookmarks! 

Teacher Christmas Present for Students

FREE Teacher Christmas Present Gift Idea for Students

If you are looking for a cost-effective gift for your students, then this idea from Wise Guys is perfect! These teacher created cards include a special note from the teacher, including a choice of a free book for the students to pick out from the next book order or a homework ticket.

Christmas Ornaments Clipart Freebie

Last of all, you can head over to my store (Kelly Benefield) and pick up this packet of free Christmas ornaments clipart. Use these bright and colorful ornaments in your creations for your classroom or for your TpT holiday creations. 

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