Whether you opt for The Night Before Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, or another holiday favorite, these poems can be a great way for students to learn about (or review) concepts like rhythm, rhyme scheme, figurative language, and more.
For a secular approach, try winter songs like Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman or Winter Wonderland.
Research Holiday Traditions
Pose a question about the holidays, such as:
*Why do we hang stockings by the fireplace?
*Where did the idea of Santa Claus come from?
*How did someone invent the candy cane?
Guide students through a research project to find the answer. To be more inclusive, include questions regarding several December holidays in addition to Christmas traditions.
Guys: I’ve been drafted into helping my department come up with decorations for our holiday party. I want to make a good impression here, so I need some help.
I need help with…
…finding simple, affordable craft decorations I could put together in a reasonable amount of time. Anything holiday related is good.
…party favors that I could easily and affordably make for about twenty people. I am not above buying out the Dollar Store.
…simple holiday treats that wouldn’t be too difficult to put together (example).
Basically, any simple craft idea that would pull in some praise without breaking the bank. These could be disposable decorations.
Replies and photo replies are enabled if you want to share links or “inspiration shots.” You can also reblog this with some of your favorite ideas and links. Any help would be appreciated, and I’ll gladly give you a shout-out when things come together for the holiday party. Bear in mind that I do not have direct access to a glue gun, but I could if things came down to it.