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


Shape Poems
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
Winter Holidays Worksheets
Winter Geometry Bulletin Board
Collage Christmas Tree
December Holidays Printable Book (K-2)
More Popular December Holidays Printables

Lesson Plans

Paper Making
Make a Desk Set
Candle Decoration
Clay Hanukkah Menorah
Holiday Paper Chains
Hands & Feet Reindeer Heads
Hands-On Christmas Tree or Wreath
More December Holidays Lesson Plans


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

Art Activities

Starch Poinsettias
Stained Glass Window
Snowman Mobile
Create a Menorah Gallery
Bouncing Tree
Potato Print Wrapping Paper
Make Gift Certificates
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
Thankful List
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever -- Essay Topics
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
"The Little Match Seller"
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Mathematics Activities

The Elves' Chocolates
The Measurement Elf
Santa's Workshop
Christmas Word Problems
Christmas Word Games
Add 'Em Up for Santa
Christmas Concerns
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
Hanukkah History
Apple Pie a la Zing
An Overview of Kwanzaa
The Islamic Calendar
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Science Activities

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

Winter Activities

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Let It Snow!
Weather Station
Types of Snow
Winter Math & Art Bulletin Board
More Winter Teacher Resources


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August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

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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