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


Synonym Bells
Shape Poems
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
Christmas Printable Book (Grades K-2)
Reading Warm-Up 108 for Gr. 3 & 4: Historical Fiction
A Holiday from Another Culture
Add 'Em Up for Santa
More Popular December Holidays Printables

Lesson Plans

Paper Making
Activities for African Folk Tales
Winter Holidays
Holiday Poems
Potato Print Wrapping Paper
Israeli Children's Songs
Observing Crystals
More December Holidays Lesson Plans


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

Art Activities

Happy Holidays
Beaded Snowflakes
Fan Santa
Explaining the Winter Solstice
Make Gift Certificates
Create a Menorah Gallery
Make a Desk Set
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
Jan Brett's Winter Books
"The Little Match Seller"
Winter Solstice Activities
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever -- Project Ideas
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Mathematics Activities

Winter Geometry Bulletin Board
The Measurement Elf
Christmas Concerns
Holiday Half-Price Sale
Santa's Workshop
Christmas Word Games
My Christmas Wish List
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Math

Social Studies Activities

Popular Black History Month Printables, Grades K-5
Winter Holidays Chart
Popular Black History Month Lesson Plans, Grades K-5
Popular Black History Month Printables, Grades 6-8
Events in the Life of Jesus
Be a Christmas Tree Detective
Popular Christmas Printables, Grades K-12
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Science Activities

Quotations from Winter Poems
Winter Holidays Worksheets
Viewing Snowflakes
Snow Journals
Teacher's Guide to Jan Brett's Gingerbread Friends
Plough Monday
Winter Holiday Bookmarks
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
Herbs in the Classroom
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: Tell a Story Day (4/27) and International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate 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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