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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

Slideshows

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

Printables

Shape Poems
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
Passover Seder Word Scramble
A Holiday from Another Culture
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: 1890s Christmas
The Measurement Elf
Winter Solstice Activities
More Popular December Holidays Printables

Lesson Plans

Winter Holidays
Paper Making
Activities for African Folk Tales
Holiday Poems
Potato Print Wrapping Paper
What Is Kwanzaa?
Israeli Children's Songs
More December Holidays Lesson Plans

Quizzes

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

Art Activities

Paper Making
Potato Print Wrapping Paper
Make and Play the Dreidel Game
Make Gift Certificates
Stained Glass Window
Explaining the Winter Solstice
Christmas Printable Book (Grades K-2)
More Popular Art Activities for the December Holidays Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Shape Poems
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Holiday from Another Culture
"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Full Text
Paper Making
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Mathematics Activities

The Measurement Elf
Decorate a Tree
Mrs. Claus Helps Santa Get Ready
Christmas Word Games
Santa's Workshop
Add 'Em Up for Santa
It's Winter Weather
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Math

Social Studies Activities

Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
A Holiday from Another Culture
Winter Holidays
Popular Black History Month Printables, Grades K-5
The Measurement Elf
Popular Christmas Printables, Grades K-12
Santa's Christmas Route
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Science Activities

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

Winter Activities

Animal Tracks: Who Done It?
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Weather Station
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Types of Snow
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Seasons Printables Slideshow
More Winter Teacher Resources

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