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A collection of some fun Christmas Activity ideas

Subject:

Language Arts  

Grades:

5, 6, 7, 8  

Title – Christmas Language Arts plans
By – Jaki Day
Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – 5th-8th grade
This plan will take a little preparation. You will need several gift boxes. The number of boxes will need to be determined by the number of students in the class. Divide the class into groups of 4 and each group will need a gift box. Inside each gift box you need to put a Christmas activity, such as:

Box1, group 1- Have old Christmas Cards for examples, and supplies for the students to make their own Christmas cards. Christmas coloring book pages make great Christmas cards. Have supplies in the box for coloring and writing.

Box2, group 2- Have slips of pre-cut paper, coloring aids and writing needs, for the students to create a coupon book for their parents. Each page of the coupon book will have a chore or free gift (like a hug, or smile) that the parents can redeem. This is really a great stocking stuffer for parents. :-) I also buy some inexpensive Christmas stickers to decorate the coupon books.

Box 3, group 3- A Christmas word search. Run off copies for all students and let them work on the word search.

Box4, group 4- The students will read several stories of the Poinsetta. Have the students make a poinsetta from a pattern and then write their own story about its existence to share with the class.

Box5, group 5- Letter writing activity. Writing to a company about a defective toy they got from Santa. A letter outline is in the box with an imaginary toy company address and envelopes. The students have to describe the toy and its defect and request a refund or an alternate toy from the company.

More boxes could be created and these boxes are then passed out each day for 4 or 5 days until all the students have had each box. The students really enjoy opening the next box to complete the activity inside.

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