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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


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


Shape Poems
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
Kwanzaa Craft Activities
Synonym Bells
A Holiday from Another Culture
Events in the Life of Jesus
U.S. Holidays Printable Matching Game
More Popular December Holidays Printables

Lesson Plans

Activities for African Folk Tales
Paper Making
Winter Holidays
Holiday Paper Chains
Holiday Poems
Potato Print Wrapping Paper
Hands & Feet Reindeer Heads
More December Holidays Lesson Plans


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

Art Activities

Hands-On Christmas Tree or Wreath
Candle Decoration
Clay Hanukkah Menorah
Create a Menorah Gallery
Make Gift Certificates
Make a Desk Set
Bouncing Tree
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
Holiday Story Sentences
Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Popular Black History Month Literature Resources
Reading Warm-Up 108 for Gr. 3 & 4: Historical Fiction
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Mathematics Activities

The Elves' Chocolates
Tree Decorations
Winter Geometry Bulletin Board
The Measurement Elf
Add 'Em Up for Santa
Santa's Workshop
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 Lesson Plans, Grades K-5
Winter Holidays Chart
Ramadan: The Month of Fasting
Find the Christmas Object
How Many Holiday Things?
Popular Black History Month Printables, Grades 6-8
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Science Activities

Winter Holidays Worksheets
Observing Crystals
Viewing Snowflakes
Snow Journals
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Quotations from Winter Poems
Snowman Mobile
More December Holidays Activities for Science

Winter Activities

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Types of Snow
Glacial Pressure
Winter Crossword Puzzle
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
More Winter Teacher Resources
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Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

June Calendar of Events
June is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: U.N. World Environment Day (6/5), D-Day (6/6), World Oceans Day (6/8), Diary Day (6/12), Flag Day (6/14), Ramadan Begins (6/18), World Refugee Day (6/20), Father's Day (6/21), Summer Begins (6/21), and Meteor Day (6/30). Plus, celebrate Child Vision Awareness Month and Safety Month all June long!

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.

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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.