December is a very fun month to teach. Sure, it may be short and sweet because of our winter breaks, but there is so much to squeeze into that month. So, I’m coming back again to show you my December resources for K-3 showcase! And to give you lots of freebies, too! I’d love to show you guys what I think is perfect to use in the primary classroom during the month of December. I did this same post for the last two months and lots of blog readers LOVED grabbing those freebies!
I’m going to outline a few resources for different subject areas below. These Christmas and holiday-themed activities fall under social studies, math, ELA (reading, writing, language), and FREE resources. Enjoy reading my December resources for K-3.
Holidays Around the World Resources
3 Options for Christmas Around the World
In this Christmas Around the World unit, you will find different activities to teach diversity using Christmas and Hanukkah. Ten different countries are covered in this pack. Specifically, America, Australia, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, and Sweden. It comes with flip books, mini books, passport, research pages, and writing pages!
(Link: Christmas Around the World Unit)
My Christmas Around the World activity includes a mini flip book plus a craft topper for decorations. This is perfect for learning about the different ways the Christmas holiday is celebrated around the world. Plus, students will enjoy interactive fun and create a great wall display for the kids and school to see.
I recently added ten new passages to accompany my Christmas Around the World Unit! It is the same ten countries that I cover in the full social studies unit, but it’s called an add-on unit because it’s used to supplement. There is a passage and comprehension question page for each Christmas country!
Winter Holidays Flip Books
These two flip books cover Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The activities include a mini flip book plus a craft topper for decorations. This is perfect for students to learn about Kwanzaa and Hanukkah while having interactive fun and creating a great wall display for the kids and school to see.
ELA- Reading and Writing December Resources
My Christmas Fictional Comprehension comes with five fictional Christmas short stories and two activities for each story (one reading comprehension worksheet and one writing piece).
These 25 writing journal prompts are to be cut and glued to the top of a student’s writing journal throughout the month of December. You can use it during your Work on Writing time.
(Link: December Writing Journal Prompts)
Grammar & Intervention
This December early literacy activity pack brings you 12 different activities to help struggling students. The 12 intervention activities range from syllables to creating simple sentences. Please make sure to look at the preview before buying to make sure it will meet the needs of your primary students who need extra practice.
(Link: December Small Group)
In this Christmas Parts of Speech pack, you will find six activities to use during centers or small groups. Each activity has Santa, reindeer, Christmas trees, and other Christmas themed topics. It covers verbs, nouns, pronouns, and adjectives.
(Link: Christmas Parts of Speech)
This December-themed paired passages product comes with five paired sets, which are ten passages. Each set comes with a nonfiction story and a fiction story, plus questions and comprehension work for both. There are also two sheets that work on comparing fiction and nonfiction stories. The best thing about this product is that you get to choose whether you want to use it as an interactive notebook or just a plain printable
(Link: Paired Passages)
Just like with my paired passages above, there are fiction and nonfiction passage in this seasonal set. However, these passages are all about The Gingerbread Man folk tale! There is a Gingerbread Man folk tale retold with comprehension activities, plus a nonfiction text about baking gingerbread with comprehension activities.
(Link: Gingerbread Man Paired Texts)
These three flip books come with a reading passage about the topic, comprehension questions, sorting activities, and a writing page.
Math December Resources
This interactive notebook set is called ‘An Interactive December.’ This is a fun way to make your month and Christmas activities more engaging and exciting! There are ELA and Math interactive activities. You’ll need spiral-bound notebooks, composition notebooks, or a 3-ring binder with loose-leaf paper.
(Link: December Interactive Notebook)
Here, you’ll find quick and engaging activities for early finishers or morning work. These Color Me Jolly sheets include color-by-number and color-by-sight words for early learners.
(Link: Color Me Jolly)
Want to try out Digital December Resources?
A few of the resources above also come with digital conversions. If you’re looking for which December resources that I have that have digital conversions, look no further. All resources below come with both PDF and digital options in Google Slides.
- Fiction Reading Comprehension
- December Paired Passages
- Writing Prompts for December
- Gingerbread Flip Book
- Christmas Around the World Unit
December Resources- FREEBIES!
In my free sight word game, I have used the first 100 Fry sight words. Students work in a small group for this activity, and they must practice reading sight words and work cooperatively.
(Link: FREE Sight Word Game)
My interactive writing product is a fun interactive writing resource that involves real photographs and narrative writing. Students will cut and paste their own sequence, then write about it. They will cut and paste the beginning, middle, and ending pictures. Then, they’ll write about the beginning, middle, and end for a prewrite. And finally, expand with their writing. It comes from my Interactive Winter set!
(Link: Christmas Writing Freebie)
In this freebie sample, you’ll find all the worksheets for America’s Christmas! There is a mini book, a fact writing sheet, a fill-in-the-blank sheet, a circle information map, a teacher information sheet, and a flip book!
Want more Christmas teaching tips?
- How to Virtually Teach Christmas Around the World
- Favorite Christmas Read Alouds
- A Guide for Your Christmas Around the World Unit
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