Christmas Ideas and Activities for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

The Christmas ideas and activities below will help you keep your students engaged those last few weeks of school before winter break.  Whether you are looking for free, no prep printables, holiday or Christmas party ideas, or low prep literacy activities that will keep your students learning, you've come to the right place.

The Christmas activities and ideas below are ideal for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

Low Prep Christmas literacy activities (ela) for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students

Low prep literacy activities to help you celebrate Christmas in the classroom while still keeping things educational. Includes ELA activities - writing, reading, and oral language activity ideas for your upper elementary students.

Christmas party ideas for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade classrooms

Christmas party ideas for your 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade students.  Some of the ideas are geared towards Christmas, while others can be used in classrooms or schools where Christmas is not celebrated.

Free Christmas printables for 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade

A collection of some of my favorite free Christmas printables on TPT for upper elementary classrooms.  Includes math activities, ELA activities, and just for fun activities.

A fraction freebie that has students use fractions to create a winter scene.  You can differentiate by requiring students to reduce (or not reduce) their fractions.

This free printable has students use their knowledge of fractions to create a snowman scene.  Your 3rd and 4th grade students will love this activity that integrates art and math!

These 18 Christmas writing prompts are a no prep way to keep students learning over the holiday season

Having students write on Christmas topics is a fun, no prep activity for the upper elementary classroom.  Check out these 18 Christmas writing prompt ideas for this holiday season.


For no prep Christmas activities to keep students engaged and learning even during the holiday season, check out my Christmas Literacy Bundle - Reading and Writing Activities.  It includes singing Christmas songs together to build fluency, comprehension activities, a fun snowman writing activity, discussion starters or writing prompts, and more do make planning Christmas lessons less stressful for you.