winter activities

With the holidays rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to engage your students in fun and educational holiday activities!

 

Scholastic’s Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa interactive lessons

Scholastic’s holiday activity guide offers an informative and interactive look at Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Click through the different items in each lesson to learn more about the history, important symbols, and traditions of all three celebrations.

Scholastic

 

History Channel Exhibits on Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas

The History Channel offers rich and informative videos and text that discuss the origins of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas. It provides photo galleries of Kwanzaa celebrations, and educational videos about different traditions from the different celebrations.

History Channel

 

ABCya’s Hanukkah and Christmas word searches

Great activities to play on an interactive whiteboard, ABCYa’s Hanukkah and Christmas word searches are both fun and festive. The site also offers a fun selection of crossword puzzles.

Word Search

 

Math Playground’s holiday math puzzles

Choose from a selection of Math Playground’s holiday math puzzles! Students select the puzzle piece at the bottom right corner and drag it to the correct number on the screen. The finished puzzle will reveal a fun and festive holiday picture! Available in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Math Playground

 

Sesame Street’s Cookie Decoration

Decorate cookies without any of the mess! Choose different icing colors, and select form an assortment of decorative candy toppers. Looks good enough to eat!

Cookie Decorating

 

ABCya’s Tree Decoration

For the students who have always wanted to be in charge of decorating a Christmas tree, now is their chance! Select different tree styles, lights, garland, ornaments, and tree toppers to make a unique tree with this fun ABCya activity!

Tree decorating

 

What are some of your favorite holiday activities for your class? Let us know!