Winter Holiday Activities for Elementary Students

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Celebrate the season with this collection of festive winter holiday activities for Grades K-2. Choose from coloring, story time, crafting, singing, and more!

Get into the festive spirit and help your class learn about the holidays celebrated by different religions and cultures during December. Engage students and create enjoyment in learning about different religious celebrations through story-telling, music, and craft activities.

Winter Holiday Activities

Choose from these fun winter holiday activities for festive fun in the classroom. Students will learn about the symbols, traditions, songs, and stories of December holidays including Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.

1. Winter Wonders
Explore the unique symbols and icons of the four winter holidays. Color your favorite symbol from Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa.
2. Holiday Tunes
Listen to a traditional Christmas song. Try to dance along or clap to the rhythm.
3. Story Time
Listen to the tale "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" by Eric Kimmel. Draw your favorite scene or character from the story.
4. Craft Time: Kwanzaa
Celebrate Kwanzaa by creating a Mkeka (Kwanzaa Mat), which is a special mat where all the other Kwanzaa symbols are placed.
5. Winter Traditions
Did you know that each holiday has its own special way of being celebrated? Read about each one!

Looking for More Like This?

Discover more printables, worksheets, and activities for celebrating winter holidays with your class. Browse our Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa collections, or try our December holidays resource collection.

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Michelle Griczika


About Michelle

Michelle Griczika (B.A.) is a certified educator with eight years of teaching experience in Massachusetts. She specializes in phonics and has a strong background in… Read more

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