Christmas Is Coming
Lesson plans, crafts, and more to help create holiday cheer
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
What would a survey of winter holidays and cultural celebrations be without Christmas? As your students get excited and antsy for winter recess, capture their attention with these fun teaching ideas and festive classroom crafts.
Celebrate Winter Holidays Interactive Unit
Students explore three fun interactive scrapbooks to learn the history and traditions behind Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.
Turn your students' handprints into adorable Santa Claus decorations with this craft project that is simple enough for the littlest learners.
Brighten up your holidays with these easy-to-create decorations that look just like stained glass.
Students create a wintry Christmas tree scene with colorful buttons for tree decorations and cotton balls as falling snow.
Students create miniature Santas using craft sticks, paint, and a few other adornments.
This holiday craft project is fun, easy, and uses items you may already have in the classroom.
Spark a class discussion about Christmas by comparing and contrasting it to other cultural holidays such as Ramadan, Diwali, and Hanukkah.
This Clifford the Big Red Dog lesson teaches respect and appreciation of diversity by introducing children to holiday celebrations, customs, and traditions through reading, language, and art.
Students read and discuss Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa customs, then use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast them.
These classroom activities will help familiarize students with the Mexican holiday Las Posadas.