This is a Dear Santa letter with a twist. Instead of students writing a letter to Santa of the things they'd like for Christmas, they think of someone they think should get an extra special gift from Santa, and write a persuasive letter on their behalf.
Making a class book, was one of my 1st graders favorite writing activities. These booklets were also a much sought-after option during quiet reading time. Here's the scenario for this fun December writing prompt: Santa's reindeer are sick! Who will pull his sleigh on Christmas Eve?
Now You're Talkin' is an interesting and fun way to help your students practice writing. It's especially beneficial if you're working on the proper use of quotation marks. There are 5 different writing prompts to choose from.
A Sweet Tweet For Santa, is an interesting and fun way for students to practice writing. Students color, cut and glue the bird to the top of their writing prompt paper, then each day (for 10 days) they jot down (tweet) something sweet that they've done, that Santa might be interested in knowing.
Choose one of these Christmas countdown activities, or give your students a choice. These craftivities are wonderful fine motor practice. Scissor "snipping" helps strengthen children's finger muscles. They'll enjoy counting down to Christmas day as they "trim" the tree or Santa's beard.
This packet includes a variety of quick, easy and interesting ways for your kiddos to countdown to Christmas. Counting down is a great way to help your students practice counting backwards, as well as visually be able to "see" the passage of time, which is a rather abstract concept for young children.
Make a single one for your class and have a different child glue a cotton ball to the appropriate number each day, using a glue dot, or run off a Santa for each student and set this up as a daily center on a TV tray.
13 pages. Students will enjoy cutting and gluing the matching pictures to their booklet as they help Santa get ready for his big night.
11 pages. A fun way to review some basic shapes as well as the 3-D cylinder shape. Santa's hand print beard makes this an adorable keepsake!