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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


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


Shape Poems
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
Teacher's Guide to The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray
Winter Holidays Worksheets
Starch Poinsettias
Winter Geometry Bulletin Board
Kwanzaa Craft
More Popular December Holidays Printables

Lesson Plans

Paper Making
Activities for African Folk Tales
African Storytellers
Make a Desk Set
Potato Print Wrapping Paper
Viewing Snowflakes
Create a Menorah Gallery
More December Holidays Lesson Plans


Christmas Origins Quiz
Hanukkah Facts Quiz
Christmas Word Problems
Santa's Workshop Quiz
Santa's Spelling Quiz
December Holidays Quiz
All About Hanukkah Quiz
More December Holidays Quizzes

Art Activities

Collage Christmas Tree
Bouncing Tree
Snowman Mobile
Stained Glass Window
Rudolph Mask
Santa's Workshop
Fan Santa
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
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
"The Little Match Seller"
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Seasons Greetings Around the World
A Holiday from Another Culture
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Mathematics Activities

Kwanzaa Word Problems
The Measurement Elf
Add 'Em Up for Santa
The Elves' Chocolates
Christmas Word Games
Christmas Concerns
My Christmas Wish List
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Math

Social Studies Activities

Popular Black History Month Printables, Grades K-5
Popular Black History Month Lesson Plans, Grades K-5
Popular Christmas Printables, Grades K-12
Events in the Life of Jesus
Popular Black History Month Articles
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever -- Essay Topics
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Science Activities

Jan Brett's Winter Books
Winter Holidays
Winter Holidays Chart
Observing Crystals
Snow Journals
Quotations from Winter Poems
Winter Solstice Activities
More December Holidays Activities for Science

Winter Activities

Seasons Printables Slideshow
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Weather Station
Winter Math & Art Bulletin Board
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Writing Activities: Using the Newspaper
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
More Winter Teacher Resources

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