Christmas time is here. Let's have some fun! I have included ideas, freebies and a link to my usual Thematic Centers if you need them.
These books make wonderful read alouds during this holiday season.
Try the following in your pocket chart for shared reading.
Here is a free printable for the characters of the story.
Kids always look forward to writing a letter to santa. Here is one example.
Here is a free printable of a letter to Santa (in Spanish).
Free Gingerbread Center Activities
I made some simple center activities for your Gingerbread unit. These are good for review of what they already know or good practice for those who need it. It includes the following three activities.
1. Matching quantity to numeral for numbers 1-10
2. ♥Making words with -an for the English version
♥Sight words for the Spanish version
3. Matching color of gingerbread cookie to the card with corresponding color word
-This is the link to the Free Gingerbread activities in Spanish.
-This is the link to the Free English version.
This is the activity that I contributed to the ebook from Rachel Lynette.You will find the link to all those freebies on the post before this one.
♥ Now, these are my usual Thematic Center activities. You can get them in my store. I added a small rhyming activity and working on patterns activity as requested. I hope that you are able to enjoy it. It's only $8.50 for 10 center activities and 74 pages! - It's also available in English.
These are the 10 center activities:
1. alphabet matching -upper to lower case letters
2. Thematic beginning sounds
3. Thematic word bank (these can go in your writing center)
4. Clap the syllables (use a clothespin to mark how many syllables are in the word)
5. Writing mats
6. Emergent Reader
7. Concentration Game
8. Web organizer
9. Math patterns
10. Rhyming activity
Here are some pictures of a few ideas.
1. Decorate a gingerbread cookie. With this activity, you can review body parts, position words, number words and following directions.
2. Make a gingerbread house. Start out by collecting the empty milk cartons from the cafeteria. Rinse them out and let them dry for a day. Ask parents to donate the crackers, candy and frosting. Do not forget the spoons for spreading the icing.
3. Make three triangle patterns in small, medium and big sizes. The students will order the triangles to make a Christmas tree. Then, they get to decorate it. They all come out looking very unique. Once in a while, I will get a child who goes backwards. He will place the big triangle on top, then the medium and finish with the small triangle. I wish I had a picture of that one to show you.
4. This is another simple activity. If your students are learning a song for the Christmas program, you can make that song into a coloring book. This is just for fun. The visuals will also help them remember the words to the song.
5. Students can make Christmas cards in the art or writing center.
6. Kids always like making a Santa craft for the holidays. This one is too cute.
7. This is a counting book that I have used in years past. I think that I used it with my Pre-Kinders group to review numbers, number words and counting.
♥ Ok, that's all I have for today. If you like these ideas and resources please leave a comment. You can also follow me on this blog, my facebook page and even at my teacher store.♥