Engaging December Lesson Plans for Elementary Classrooms

Engaging December Lesson Plans for Elementary Classrooms

December Calendar of Ideas for Primary Teachers

It is that time of year again. The holidays are quickly approaching. There is magic in the air. Your students are EXCITED! There is A. LOT. TO. DO.

BUT... there is good news! I can help! I have collaborated with a few of my teacher friends to bring you a month of festive fun for your students and kiddos at home. The December calendar in this post is designed as a Holiday Resource Guide, providing you with ideas, inspiration and quick links to keep those little learners in your life engaged during the weeks leading up to winter break. 

We have even snuck in a few freebies and goodies for January, too!

Here is a quick preview of the types of resources you can find in the calendar.

1. Digital December Calendar

by KC Kindergarten

This December Digital Calendar is the perfect Morning Meeting tool for your classroom! These interactive slides allow your students to explore the calendar, days of the week, seasons, weather, counting the days in school, and so much more!

Digital December Calendar

2. Winter Classroom Management Game

By Teaching with Coffee and Mascara

Make your classroom behavior management system fun for you and your students by using cooperative games! Games are my favorite strategy for positive classroom behavior management. Using a winter themed game can create instant student buy in and keep students engaged and motivated. 

Winter Classroom Management Game

3. Holiday Literacy and Math Printables

by Perfectly Purple Classroom

Are you ready for the Holidays and you need some new resources to use with your Pre-k and Kindergarten students? These Holiday Printables have you covered! This product includes 27 pages of math, literacy, and fine motor printables!

Kindergarten No Prep Holiday Printables


4. Winter Math Dice Games

by Kathleen's Kindergarten

Dice games are a perfect independent, or partner, game for students to play to practice numbers, counting, subitizing and so much more! They work great in morning tubs and math stations. There are a variety of games to choose from that have pictures for the winter season and the holidays during it. 

Winter Dice Games

5. Holiday Name Craft

By Running Turtle Resources (That's me!)

This festive craft is easy to edit via Powerpoint so your students can practice their names, sight words and more. These little trees make an adorable and personal bulletin board, too. Looking for more of a winter craft? Click here to check this one out. 

Christmas Tree Name Craft

Want More Ideas?

We've got you covered. Click the picture below to browse the entire December Calendar of ideas!

Kindergarten December Lesson Plans

I hope this tool inspires festive, hands-on learning with your Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade students.

Running Turtle Resources

Need more holiday ideas? Check out this post here!

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