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Category: SEASONAL IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

CONSTITUTION DAY ACTIVITIES, IDEAS, BOOKS and PRINTABLES

Did you know ALL public school teachers MUST teach a lesson about the Constitution on Constitution Day every September? It’s true. If you teach at a school that receives government funding you are required to teach your students about the Constitution on that day each year. This post will explain

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Christmas Writing Prompt Activities: How to Wrap a Present

This fun Christmas writing prompt activity invites students to write directions for others to follow explaining how to wrap a present, specifically how to wrap a gift box. This is one of my favorite holiday writing prompts because it is a fun and engaging, real-world situation that students love! The

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS MATH and WRITING ACTIVITIES

This Christmas Math & Writing Activity Packet is differentiated to be used with 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. It includes task cards, activity pages, NO PREP printables to guide them through your choice of 2 writing projects. The Twelve Days of Christmas theme will easily keep them engaged

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Christmas in Brazil: Holidays Around the World for Kids

Brazil is a popular choice when doing a Christmas around the world or holidays around the world unit. Christmas in Brazil is similar to Christmas in the United States; however, there are some differences which make it an interesting place to explore with elementary students during the month of December. This

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Three Kings Day Facts and Activities for Kids

This Christmas in Italy resource can be used as a stand alone unit or as part of a larger holidays around the world unit. It covers Three Kings Day, which is also known as Epiphany, and includes everything you need to teach your students about this special winter holiday, including Three Kings Day

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Pilgrims, Wampanoags, and the First Thanksgiving

November is the perfect time to teach students about the time in America’s history when the Pilgrims arrived from England and settled in Plimoth Colony. It’s important that all lessons and activities involving Thanksgiving be historically accurate. This post will provide teachers and homeschooling families with some tips for teaching

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Facts about Diwali and Indian Celebrations for Kids

Diwali is a popular choice when doing a holidays around the world unit in an elementary classroom. If this is not a holiday you celebrate personally, you may not know a lot about it. These facts and resources about Diwali will help you plan and prep a comprehensive unit that

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Veterans Day Activities for Kids

Are you prepared for Veterans Day in the classroom? This article shares 9 things teachers should know about Veterans Day. It will help you avoid the common mistakes some teachers make when teaching their students about Veterans Day and provide you with book titles and Veterans Day activity ideas. 3

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