Christmas is right around the corner, and most schools only have two weeks of school left. Ten days. YOU CAN DO IT! One of the most popular features on my blog has been my compilations of holiday and seasonal activities. I know it's easy to search Pinterest for ideas, but I feel like so often you have to muddle through a lot of (adorable) primary or toddler ideas before coming across viable ideas for the upper elementary classrooms. So, I've done the painstaking work for you! If you are looking for activities to meaningfully engage your student over the next few weeks, look no further than The Ultimate List of Holiday Activities for Bigger Kids!
I love, love, love this take on a beautiful project. She applied the concepts of triangles and protractor skills to these fabulous trees. I love math combined with art!
Blair has a lot of different Brain Busters in her store that I enjoy using, and these Reindeer Brain Busters are no exception… and they are FREE!
Every time I create a new math project, it usually becomes my favorite, but this one has stood the test of time. I so thoroughly enjoyed creating and implementing this Christmas Math Project, and it will be a staple in my room for the years to come! It covers so many different skills and is differentiated, making it the perfect activity for this time of year.
This template can be used for ANYTHING this holiday season, but I love the idea of having each student write a problem and solve it inside their tree. So festive and fun!
These ideas for creating Christmas Trees are just brilliant and will challenge your students!
I love all of Lindsay Perro's Logic Puzzles, and this one is no exception. And it's FREE!
Are you looking for some festive division practice? I wrote a few word problems to accompany one of my favorite Christmas stories, Snowmen at Christmas! They are free to download and use.
Make this into a fabulous literacy activity by having the students write a narrative about their snowman's adventures, or a beautiful descriptive paragraph with excellent word choice and sentence fluency.
Not only is this adorable, but the writing prompt that goes along with it is brilliant!
Jennifer has included so many wonderful read alouds for the upper grades and several activities to go along with them. I can't wait to try some of these out over the next couple of weeks!
I always change out my Early Finisher Task Cards display for the holidays, and Christmas is one of my favorites! I have so many fun and engaging Christmas Task Cards for students to work on.
You can easily adapt this craft idea to make literacy connections, and the coasters make fabulous gifts for parents!
What better way to practice reading skills than with holiday-themed task cards? My students absolutely loved working on their story elements with these festive task cards!
Okay, so this one isn't really an educational activity, but I loved it too much to not include it. It's the perfect ornament craft for bigger kids!
If you are looking for even more holiday activities, check out my HUGE Holiday bundle back or some of its components. It has everything you could possibly desire for the next two weeks! 🙂 Merry Christmas!