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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


Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas
Christmas Printables Gallery (K-2)
Favorite Christmas Art Activities
Christmas Printables Slideshow (3-5)
Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow
December Holidays Printables Slideshow (K-2)
Top Christmas Movies of All Time
Favorite Hanukkah Activities Slideshow, Grades K-4
Hanukkah Classroom Activities Gallery
Favorite December Holiday Printables Slideshow, Grades K-4
December Holidays Printables Slideshow (3-5)
Top 10 Stocking-Stuffer Gift Ideas for 2015
Top 10 Classic Board Games for Kids


Winter Solstice Activities
Jingle Bells
Kwanzaa Candles
Find the Christmas Object
Santa's Christmas Route
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
The Measurement Elf
More Popular December Holidays Printables

Lesson Plans

Winter Holidays
Holiday Poems
What Is Kwanzaa?
Holiday Paper Chains
Activities for African Folk Tales
Hands & Feet Reindeer Heads
Hands-On Christmas Tree or Wreath
More December Holidays Lesson Plans


Christmas Word Problems
A Traditional Christmas Quiz
Kwanzaa Facts Quiz
All About Hanukkah Quiz
December Holidays Quiz
Santa's Spelling Quiz
Kwanzaa Word Problems
More December Holidays Quizzes

Art Activities

Christmas Printable Book (Grades K-2)
Kwanzaa Craft
Rudolph: An American Christmas Character
Explaining the Winter Solstice
Santa's Workshop
Make and Play the Dreidel Game
Snowflake Ornament
More Popular Art Activities for the December Holidays Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities

"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Full Text
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Christmas Word Games
Christmas Stories
Seasons Greetings Around the World
My Christmas Wish List
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Mathematics Activities

Add 'Em Up for Santa
Decorate a Tree
It's Winter Weather
Christmas Concerns
Mrs. Claus Helps Santa Get Ready
The Elves' Chocolates
Tree Decorations
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Math

Social Studies Activities

Popular Christmas Activities for Social Studies
Popular Christmas Printables, Grades K-12
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
The Story of Hanukkah
A Holiday from Another Culture
December Holidays Bingo
The Polar Express Teacher's Guide
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Science Activities

Winter Holidays Worksheets
Be a Christmas Tree Detective
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Winter Holiday Bookmarks
Snowman Mobile
Teacher's Guide to Jan Brett's Gingerbread Friends
Winter Holidays Chart
More December Holidays Activities for Science

Winter Activities

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Types of Snow
I Dreamed I Was a Snowman Poetry Pack
Let It Snow!
First Snowfall
Snowflakes Poem
More Winter Teacher Resources

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