With the end of the year drawing near I know how time poor we as teachers become. Reports to wrap up, curriculum to complete, swimming lessons to coordinate, end of year parties and concerts to prepare, next year planning to begin, children to keep alive… The list goes on!
So let me lend you a helping hand and share with you some of my favourite free Christmas resources to help keep your kiddos busy while you attend to other pressing matters like pulling posters off walls and cleaning furniture…
- Six White Boomers Art Templates
This fun art idea has been inspired by the song by Rolf Harris and gives you the opportunity to bring a bit of reality to your classroom regarding the Australian Christmas experience.
- Christmas and Holidays Around the World STEM Challenge Passport
This FREE Christmas and Holidays Around the World STEM Challenge Passport enables you to track your student’s progress through a variety of Christmas and/or Holidays Around the World STEM challenges.
- Naughty or Nice – Who Stole Santa’s Toy Sack
Naughty or Nice is a no prep freebie Christmas activity involving a simple alphabet/number code. The aim is to find out who hid Santa’s toy sack. Eight suspects have been identified by Santa. The two naughty culprits have owned up and the sack has been returned, but their identities will remain a secret unless you can decipher this clue. Answer is included. Only two responses can be justified from the information provided.
- Christmas Math Word Problem Prompt Cards
These Christmas ‘What’s the question?’ cards are great to help your students create their own Christmas themed math word problems. Differentiate this card set by setting the challenge to make word problems involving either multiplication, division, negative numbers for higher grades OR keep it to basic addition and subtraction for lower grades.
- Christmas in Australia Workbook
Looking for a fun, yet educational activity for your student’s to complete this Christmas season?This workbook is filled with fact sheets, reflection sheets, creative tasks and fun activities for your students to complete.
- Christmas I Spy: Find and Colour
These I Spy mats are fantastic laminated and used as a placemat for Christmas celebrations. The black and white version can be used the same way, and laminated after all the images have been coloured in.
- A Christmas Riddle
A riddle for Christmas is a fun freebie activity to challenge and increase vocabulary skills. Your students use their critical thinking skills to decipher the clue and find the word.
- Snowman Tens Frames Printable
Ten frames are simple tools that allows kids to build strong number sense. Using them will help them to see numbers and connect their understandings about a number name or digit to the matching quantity. These Snowman themed Tens Frames are sure to engage and educate at the same time!
- Christmas Spin and Graph Activity
Teaching data and graphing has never been so much fun! This freebie contains 2 no-prep graphing activities that are Christmas themed.
- Kindness Kris Kringle Christmas Tree Activity
This resource is for students to explore the idea of being kind and completing random acts of kindness, especially leading up to the Christmas season. It focuses on showing kindness and recognising kindness in others.
And for the older learners…
- Christmas Employability Skills Checklist for Teen and Adult Learners
For some learners, having a plan for how they will organise their Christmas break can be really useful, as it avoids leaving large chunks of time in their schedule where there is nothing to do. Help your students work out a plan for their Christmas break, so they are able to make the most of their opportunities and come back to learning in 2019 full of newfound talents and feeling energised and positive.
I hope that help you out this year as you are looking at ways to occupy your students in the remaining weeks of term 4!
Best of luck!!