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


Shape Poems
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
Passover Seder Word Scramble
A Holiday from Another Culture
Reading Warm-Up 108 for Gr. 3 & 4: Historical Fiction
Events in the Life of Jesus
December Holidays Printable Book (K-2)
More Popular December Holidays Printables

Lesson Plans

Paper Making
Activities for African Folk Tales
Winter Holidays
African Storytellers
Israeli Children's Songs
Make a Desk Set
Create a Menorah Gallery
More December Holidays Lesson Plans


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

Art Activities

December Holidays Printable Book (3-5)
Make Gift Certificates
Christmas Printable Book (Grades K-2)
Candle Decoration
Clay Hanukkah Menorah
Holiday Paper Chains
Hands & Feet Reindeer Heads
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 -- Essay Topics
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Popular Black History Month Literature Resources
A Season of Gifts Discussion Guide
Seasons Greetings Around the World
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Mathematics Activities

Winter Geometry Bulletin Board
Add 'Em Up for Santa
Holiday Half-Price Sale
Christmas Word Problems
Santa's Workshop
Christmas Concerns
Christmas Word Games
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Math

Social Studies Activities

Popular Black History Month Printables, Grades K-5
Popular Black History Month Printables, Grades 6-8
Special Days
Popular Black History Month Lesson Plans, Grades K-5
Christmas Printable Book (Grades 3-5)
Popular Black History Month Biographies
Holiday Bingo (K-4)
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Science Activities

Winter Holidays Worksheets
Observing Crystals
Quotations from Winter Poems
Snow Journals
Winter Holidays Chart
Viewing Snowflakes
Winter Solstice Activities
More December Holidays Activities for Science

Winter Activities

Seasons Printables Slideshow
Welcome Spring
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Types of Snow
Favorite Winter Activities Slideshow (Grades K-5)
Seasons Printable Book (K-6)
Weather Station
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!

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: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), 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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