Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Four Fun Holiday Activities

Today I am sharing four really fun winter holiday ideas which I had a ton of fun doing with my students! And not to mention, the students LOVED doing them too!
 The first idea comes from my genius friend, Alexis over at Laugh Eat Learn! She created this Red Nosed Reindeer Book that I just *almost* couldn't buy fast enough! Not only is this a beautiful craft, it's a writing booklet that students get to practice with and utalize over and over! Let's check it out!
 First I had my students cut out all of their pages. Helpful tip: I had my students color them before they cut the pages out.
 Then, my students assembled the booklets. I am telling you friends, the setup is so easy!
After the students finished writing in their Red Nosed Reindeer Books, I hung them for all to see! I know my classroom parents will love seeing these at our holiday party. What's better than that? Decor that is standards based!
And one of my little sweeties was so proud of her reindeer (and why shouldn't she be)? I can't tell you how much I love these things! And if that wasn't enough, Alexis has these writing craftivities bundled with her other writing crafts so you can get them all at a low price! It was worth every penny! If you don't believe me, head over to her page and check out my review! 

If you are wondering what information we used to write in our Red Nosed Reindeer booklets, wonder no more! I created an All About Caribou lapbook that comes with a nonfiction text all about caribou! This lapbook is interactive where the kids get to create many different factual pieces about reindeer!
You can see more of this lapbook in detail in this post --> All About Caribou

The third holiday activity I love are these gorgeous chalk lights from Buggy and Buddy! I found this on Pinterest and since it was super easy to prep, I thought I would give it a try!
All you need is chalk, cotton balls, and the light template. I made those out of file folders and it took me about 5 minutes. Some people also make the wire out of a silver marker or white crayon.
I worked with my kids in small groups to show them how to trace the lights, smear the chalk, and add the wire.
My fourth winter holiday craft that I love is this Disguise the Snowman project! Students start with a snowman and disguise it anyway they would like to so that it can hide from the sun! I sent these home with my students, but you can do them in class if you would like!

I hope you were able to find a holiday activity that interests you! Thanks for stopping by!

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