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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

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

Printables

Shape Poems
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
Reading Warm-Up 108 for Gr. 3 & 4: Historical Fiction
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
The Story of Hanukkah
Winter Solstice Activities
Winter Holidays Worksheets
More Popular December Holidays Printables

Lesson Plans

Activities for African Folk Tales
Paper Making
African Storytellers
Winter Holidays
Viewing Snowflakes
Snow Journals
Israeli Children's Songs
More December Holidays Lesson Plans

Quizzes

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

Art Activities

Yarn Sheep Ornament
Candle Decoration
Snowman Mobile
Wreath Ornament
Papier-Mâché Ball Ornaments
Stained Glass Tree
Hand Wreath
More Popular Art Activities for the December Holidays Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities

O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month
Popular Black History Month Literature Resources
"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Full Text
Jan Brett's Winter Books
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
My Christmas Wish List
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Mathematics Activities

Winter Geometry Bulletin Board
The Elves' Chocolates
Christmas Concerns
Christmas Word Games
Christmas Word Problems
Santa's Workshop
Add 'Em Up for Santa
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 Black History Month Printables, Grades 6-8
Popular Black History Month Biographies
Popular Black History Month Articles
Holiday Bingo (K-4)
Popular Christmas Art & Music Activities
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Science Activities

Observing Crystals
Winter Holidays Chart
Explaining the Winter Solstice
Be a Christmas Tree Detective
Quotations from Winter Poems
Teacher's Guide to Jan Brett's Gingerbread Friends
December Days Outline
More December Holidays Activities for Science

Winter Activities

Types of Snow
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Snowflakes Poem
The Chinese Calendar
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Let It Snow!
Winter Crossword Puzzle
More Winter Teacher Resources
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Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.