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Wintertime Activities for your Classroom
Now that some more snow has fallen in our area, and the temperatures seem to have fallen further, it's beginning to have a wintertime feeling more and more each day. But, the final stretch to the winter break starting line is finally upon us, there are still activities that will need to be taught. Inspired by a blog post by Eric Curts, the following wintertime activities are sure to engage your classroom, and coincide with the feeling of winter that's now upon us.
Build a Snowman with Google Slides
Winter Themed Magnetic Poetry
Roll a Story with the Grinch
For some, the Grinch is an integral part of the holiday season, simply because of the message or the entertainment value he provides. But, there are several activities that can be done using the Grinch. One is the "Roll a Story with the Grinch." I saw this a while back, and I was happy to find it again and share it. With this, there are pre-generated question prompts and the students roll the dice. Whichever number is rolled is the part of the story that is entered. Once they have rolled and grabbed a sentence from each category, they are able to read their dice-generated story!
Greeting Cards in Drawings
Another tradition around the holidays is the action of giving greeting cards. Whether Christmas cards, Hanukkah cards, or cards for Kwanzaa, there's always a reason to give a piece of cheer to someone else. But, using Google Drawings, students are able to design a card related to the holiday they celebrate and email it, or print it and give to someone else. Using the template from Eric Curts, students can customize the lettering and images to their liking, making it that much more special when it's given.