Language Arts; Ceremony and Tradition; Arts and Crafts; Geography and Map Skills; Christmas
Students explore three fun interactive scrapbooks to learn the history and traditions behind Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.
Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences; Animals; Leadership and Responsibility
Great ideas for teaching with the book, from developing a KWL chart on penguins to creating book commercials.
Arctic Animals; Human Body; Antarctica and Arctic Regions; Science Experiments and Projects; Heat
Join the Magic School Bus kids as they discover how heat flows from hotter to colder things and find ways to keep the heat in!
Curriculum Development; Animals; Winter Themes
Explore the strange and secret worlds of animals’ winter habitats with activities that reinforce skills across the curriculum.
Addition and Subtraction; Counting and Numbers; Money; Number Sense
Flashlight Tag, Subtraction Salute, Speed Racer, and four other fun ways to practice basic math
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Explore some New Year traditions celebrated around the world, like watching the ball drop or blowing a ram's horn trumpet.
Students compare the two seasons through hands-on activities — creating collages, sorting seasonal clothes, and completing a brief writing assignment.
Celebrate the colors of Kwanzaa with this easy-to-make red, black, and green craft.
Students get a lesson in weave-making with this simple Kwanzaa craft, made from materials you likely already have in your classroom.
These seven ideas for kid-created holiday gifts will sharpen students' writing skills.
Focuses on the theme of gift giving without having to spend money. This lesson discusses creative gift-giving ideas and expresses feelings about generosity and giving through poetry writing.
These cheery penguins are fun and easy to make. You can use this craft as part of a unit about winter or incorporate it into a lesson about penguins.
This lesson plan will teach children about diversity in families through a quilt craft, fingerplays, family photos, and more.
Winter is here! Teach your students about snow and penguins with these chilly and charming winter-themed crafts.
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