Christmas Classroom Activities
Over the past two decades, schools have become more inclusive and recognize that there are many different religions and holidays celebrated during the months of December and January. As a result, many of their standard Christmas traditions have been expanded to include different holidays and beliefs, and now instead of Christmas classroom activities, schools participate in holiday classroom activities or winter classroom activities. Far from limiting what can be done in the classroom, this evolution has given students and teachers more options.
Some Christmas activities are having sing alongs with popular Christmas songs, like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Here Comes Santa Claus, and Suzy Snowflake, and Over the River and Through the Woods. Students can also have secret santa exchanges, where every student is assigned to bring one (reasonably priced) gift for another student. But with this plan, it’s best for the teacher to have a few spare gifts on hand. Another fun Christmas classroom activity is to decorate sugar cookies and having the students exchange them with each other. This will allow the students to have the fun of playing with frosting and sprinkles, as well as the joy of giving gifts to their friends. You can also have a line of Christmas stockings, with the assignment for each student to bring in a small piece of candy or gift for the stockings. Other activities include reading traditional holiday stories as a class, and teaching what the various cultures believe about the holidays at the end of the year.
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