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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
Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas
Favorite Hanukkah Activities Slideshow, Grades K-4
Top 10 Stocking-Stuffer Gift Ideas for 2015

Printables

Passover Seder Word Scramble
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: 1890s Christmas
Winter Solstice Activities
Santa's Christmas Route
Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Winter Holidays Worksheets
Explaining the Winter Solstice
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 Gift Certificates
Holiday Paper Chains
Candle Decoration
Make a Desk Set
Making a Hanukkah Card
More Popular Art Activities for the December Holidays Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities

O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Full Text
Paper Making
Winter Solstice Activities
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Holiday Poems
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Mathematics Activities

Christmas Word Games
Christmas Concerns
The Elves' Chocolates
My Christmas Wish List
Kwanzaa Word Problems
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Math

Social Studies Activities

Winter Holidays
Popular Black History Month Printables, Grades K-5
Popular Christmas Printables, Grades K-12
Popular Black History Month Lesson Plans, Grades K-5
Popular Christmas Activities for Social Studies
Holiday Poems
Popular Black History Month Biographies
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Science Activities

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

Winter Activities

How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Weather Station
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Types of Snow
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Tree Pattern
Winter Holidays
More Winter Teacher Resources

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