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.
Arts and Crafts; Hanukkah; Jewish Experience
Children learn the history of the holiday, then create a dreidel and play the dreidel game.
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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Mixing art with a little chemistry, students create beautiful crystallized Hanukkah stars. Hang them in a window to catch the sunlight or on a door for decoration.
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.
Classroom activities to help familiarize students with the Mexican holiday La Posada
This lesson plan will teach children about diversity in families through a quilt craft, fingerplays, family photos, and more.
Explore some New Year traditions celebrated around the world, like watching the ball drop or blowing a ram's horn trumpet.
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