Christmas Kindness Idea for Kids

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. I love the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud and intentionally teaching students to be bucket fillers, not bucket dippers. But what if this December your students were stocking stuffers instead? Here’s a Christmas kindness idea for […]

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Christmas Bulletin Board Idea

Reading Makes Us Merry and Bright Bulletin Board Idea for Elementary

Reading makes us MERRY and BRIGHT! Stories often leave us happy and we learn something each time we read a book. Use this catchy phrase as the starting point for a fun and colorful Christmas bulletin board idea for your classroom! Materials thick black yarn hot glue gun construction paper scissors stick glue crayons or […]

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Gingerbread Man Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. If you want to bring Christmas into your classroom, but without Santa Claus, the Gingerbread Man is a great alternative. There are so many concepts to teach or incorporate into a gingerbread unit. Here’s the layout of my gingerbread unit for […]

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Fractured Fairy Tales Lesson

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. I love using The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone to teach the elements of a fairy tale. This book fits perfectly, especially when it comes to finding something in sets of three or seven. After reading the book, use these fractured […]

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Gingerbread Ornament Craft

I bet you already have everything on hand to make this adorable gingerbread ornament craft.  Just grab a cereal box out of your recycle bin, scissors and a few other supplies and you’re all set! These ornaments are perfect to make if you need a quick, mess-free craft. Materials cereal box or other cardboard food […]

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Gingerbread Writing Center Idea

Here’s a fun gingerbread writing center idea for your classroom this Christmas!  Make a mixture of dark brown sugar, salt and a bit of flour. Have students write letters or words in the mixture using their finger, a pencil or a candy cane! This activity is great for tactile and kinesthetic learners. Materials: pan or plate […]

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Easy Potato Stamped Reindeer Craft

Need an adorable Christmas craft in a short amount of time? Make this easy potato stamped reindeer craft in just a few minutes!

  Do you need an adorable Christmas craft but you’re short on time?  Make this easy potato stamped reindeer craft in just a few minutes! Materials: baking potato (cut in half lengthwise) baby carrot (yes, carrot!) 🙂 fork brown acrylic paint tan acrylic paint paintbrush white cardstock paper liquid glue large googly eyes large red pom […]

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Christmas Writing Prompts

Christmas Writing Prompts for Third Grade

My kids love when I incorporate the holidays into our curriculum. We’ve made so many cute Santas, Rudolphs, and gingerbread houses over the years that Pinterest would be proud.  This year, I’m still going to bring in some Christmas cheer and one way is through these Christmas writing prompts. The great thing about them is […]

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