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December Holidays Resources for Teachers

Use our printables, lessons, and activities to show students how the December holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the New Year are celebrated. You can find resources for subjects across the curriculum, such as reading & language arts activities, science worksheets, social studies projects, art ideas, slideshows of festive activities, and more. No matter which grade you teach, you will find an activity that your students will enjoy – and learn from!

December Holidays Themes

Christmas – Teacher Resources
Hanukkah - Teacher Resources
Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources
New Year's – Teacher Resources


December Holidays Printables Slideshow (K-2)
December Holidays Printables Slideshow (3-5)
Top 10 Classic Board Games for Kids
Favorite December Holiday Printables Slideshow, Grades K-4
Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Favorite Hanukkah Activities Slideshow, Grades K-4
Hanukkah Slideshow
Favorite Christmas Art Activities
Christmas Printables Gallery (K-2)
Christmas Printables Slideshow (3-5)
Top Christmas Movies of All Time
Top 10 Stocking-Stuffer Gift Ideas for 2014
Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas


Shape Poems
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
Reading Warm-Up 108 for Gr. 3 & 4: Historical Fiction
Holiday Bingo (K-4)
Winter Geometry Bulletin Board
A Holiday from Another Culture
The Measurement Elf
More Popular December Holidays Printables

Lesson Plans

Paper Making
Activities for African Folk Tales
Winter Holidays
Holiday Poems
Israeli Children's Songs
Holiday Paper Chains
African Storytellers
More December Holidays Lesson Plans


December Holidays Quiz
Passover Facts Quiz
Kwanzaa Word Problems
Christmas Word Problems
All About Hanukkah Quiz
Hanukkah Facts Quiz
Hanukkah Spelling Quiz
More December Holidays Quizzes

Art Activities

Make Gift Certificates
Christmas Printable Book (Grades K-2)
Happy Holidays
Santa's Workshop
Hands & Feet Reindeer Heads
Explaining the Winter Solstice
Winter Holiday Bookmarks
More Popular Art Activities for the December Holidays Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities

O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Full Text
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Seasons Greetings Around the World
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Quotations from Winter Poems
Teacher's Guide to Jan Brett's Gingerbread Friends
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Mathematics Activities

Add 'Em Up for Santa
Christmas Concerns
Christmas Word Games
My Christmas Wish List
The Elves' Chocolates
Decorate a Tree
Holiday Half-Price Sale
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Math

Social Studies Activities

Popular Black History Month Printables, Grades K-5
Popular Black History Month Printables, Grades 6-8
Popular Christmas Printables, Grades K-12
Winter Holidays Chart
Passover Seder Word Scramble
Popular Black History Month Lesson Plans, Grades K-5
Be a Christmas Tree Detective
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Science Activities

Winter Solstice Activities
Snowman Mobile
Beaded Snowflakes
Observing Crystals
Winter Holidays Worksheets
Snow Journals
Viewing Snowflakes
More December Holidays Activities for Science

Winter Activities

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Weather Station
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Types of Snow
Welcome Spring
More Winter Teacher Resources


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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