Turn your classroom into a great hall and celebrate Christmas with your students, medieval style. Includes information cards with follow-up activities focus on Christmas in the Middle Ages, Mumming, Medieval Traditions, St. George and the Dragon, a Christmas Feast in the Middle Ages and Saint Nicholas. Students are asked to compare a Medieval Christmas to a modern-day Christmas.
A wide range of children's picture books with a published theme, including such favorites as Little Bear, Arthur, and The Night Before Christmas, are used with these activities to assist children to develop critical literacy skills in reading comprehension, creative writing, vocabulary, grammar, word study and creativity. Children will love these activities based on their favorite Christmas storybooks.
Stimulate your students by implementing these ideas and activities on the theme of the season! Phonics, matching, word study, brainstorming, creative writing, reading, mathematics and dramatic activities lead students to practice rhyming, matching, classifying, illustrating, counting, sequencing and much more. 59 activities.
Travel back in time and have an early Christmas. Your students will develop an appreciation for the joy and beauty of this festive season. Information cards focus on settlers' first Christmas and early Christmas celebrations, dinner, decorations, Santa Claus, presents, Christmas cards and customs. Students are asked to compare early Christmas traditions to their traditions today. 38 activities.
Share these activities with your students and give them the gift of learning. Activities focus on visual discrimination, picture sequencing, rhyming pictures, initial consonants, motor skills and more. 41 activities.
Students will study how many of your present day Christmas customs and traditions began in Victorian times. 50 activities.
Implement the many ideas and activities into your integrated language based program to encourage your students to be more aware of the origins of various symbols, legends and traditions pertaining to this festive season. 77 activities.
Direct your students high spirits at this time of year by implementing the various ideas and activities into your own Christmas program. 50 activities.