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Winter – Teacher Resources

Celebrate the season of winter, with our lesson plans, printables, activities, and resources. Whether you want to know more about snow, the cold, or December Holidays, we have the resources you need. We have free, printable worksheets so your students can forecast cold winter weather, learn about the uniqueness of snowflakes, and research the deadliest blizzard in American history. You can also integrate the winter holidays into your curriculum. When it comes to the coldest months of the year – we've got you covered!

Educational Videos

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities


Winter-Themed Bulletin Board
Winter Holidays Worksheets
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Winter Solstice Activities
Tree Pattern
Winter Math & Art Bulletin Board
I Dreamed I Was a Snowman Poetry Pack
More Winter Printables

Lesson Plans

Winter Holidays
Let It Snow!
Weather Station
Glacial Pressure
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Snow Journals
Bird Feeders
More Winter Lesson Plans


Winter Games Historical Facts Quiz
Types of Snow Quiz
Winter Word Problems Quiz

Science Activities

Seasons Printables Slideshow
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Types of Snow
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow
Winter Holidays Chart
First Snowfall
More Winter Activities for Science Class

Social Studies Activities

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Teacher's Guide to Jan Brett's Gingerbread Friends
Winter Holiday Bookmarks
Snowman Mobile
Snowflake Ornament
It's Winter Weather
Winter Weather Across America
More Winter Social Studies Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Winter Holiday Contract: Grades 4-6
Snow Activity Guide
The Snow Kids
Quotations from Winter Poems
Fun in the Snow
Hibernation Report Outline
Winter Holiday Contract
More Winter Reading & Language Arts Activities

Art & Music Activities

Explaining the Winter Solstice
Winter Coloring Page
Animal Tracking Song
Sponge-Painted Snowman
Penguin Puppet
Beaded Snowflakes
Snowflake Card
Susie the Snowlady
A Winter Tree
Torn-Paper Snow Pictures
A Teacher's Guide to Books Written by Nancy Carlson
Wintertime Fun
Spray Leaf Pattern

Winter Holidays

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Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers
New Year's – Teacher Resources
Valentine's Day – Teacher Resources

Weather Activities

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Popular Weather Activities for Science Class
Popular Winter Resources for Science Class
Popular Science Lesson Plans
Popular Earth Science Lesson Plans
Popular Seasons Science Activities
The Scoop on Soil -- Background Information
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Other Seasons

Autumn Teacher Resources
Seasons – Teacher Resources
Spring – Teacher Resources
Summer - Teacher Resources

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December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

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 (and now in print!), 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.