Check out these free Christmas activities - a fun way for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to celebrate the holidays while still learning! This list includes free activities to help students practice a variety of math and reading skills, as well as some other activities that are just for fun.
While some of these freebies are from Teaching Made Practical, many of the resources have been created by other teacher-authors.
Free Christmas Math Activities
Snowman Fraction Scene Freebie
Integrate art with fractions. Students create a snowman by following instructions that require an understanding of fractions.
12 Days of Christmas Word Problems
Students answer word problems using the information from the "12 Days of Christmas Song!"
Christmas Shopping Budget
A real world Christmas math activity. Students imagine they have $100 to spend on gifts for Christmas. Provide students with shopping ads so that they can decide how to spend it!
Christmas Multiplication Coloring Sheet
Students color in a design by solving multiplication problems.
Christmas Logic Puzzle
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students complete a holiday themed logic puzzle. They have to figure out what person wore what ugly holiday sweater.
This Christmas Literacy Bundle is packed with no prep activities to help keep your students in the holiday spirit while also learning!
It has a huge variety of reading and writing activities that can be used for:
- morning work
- reading centers
- early finishers
- time fillers
- a Christmas packet
Free Christmas Literacy Activities
Christmas in the United States Close Reading
3 reading passages (the same passage on 3 different levels to help you differentiate) on Christmas in the United States, and questions to help you assess student comprehension.
Christmas Writing Prompts
18 Christmas/holiday themed writing prompt ideas to help get your upper elementary students' creative juices flowing.
Christmas Themed Writing Paper
Christmas themed writing paper with 4 different sizing options so you will be sure to find one that works for your students!
Christmas Simile and Metaphor Task Cards
32 task cards with holiday statements. Students must determine whether the statement on the task card includes a simile or a metaphor.
Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa Summarizing Task Cards
20 task cards with holiday themed task cards that students must summarize using 12 words or less.
Holiday Following Directions Puzzle
Students must follow written instructions to solve the holiday word puzzle.
A holiday Reader's Theater that can be adapted for your entire 3rd, 4th, lr 5th grade class.
Students read a Christmas poem that contains many idioms. Students must identify the idioms and figure out the meaning.
Free Christmas Activities: Just for Fun
Christmas Party Ideas
A variety of Christmas party ideas so that every 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher can find something that will work for them!
Christmas Party Bag Exchange
An easy class party idea and the handouts to go along with it. Each student creates a bag and fills it with different types of snacks. Then, students play a game where they end up exchanging their holiday bags with each other.
Students are divided into teams and play charades using Christmas songs.
Christmas Tree Craft
A fun craft for upper elementary students. Students create a standing, 3-D Christmas tree.
Christmas Would You Rather Questions
Christmas - themed "Would You Rather" Questions to get kids talking and thinking.
Kindness with Santa's Beard
A Christmas activity that encourages kindness! Santa's beard has 12 acts of kindness. Students complete one act of kindness each day and trim Santa's beard after completing.
Christmas Kindness Calendar
A Christmas calendar for the 25 days leading up to Christmas. Each day has a random act of kindness idea for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students to complete.
A template to help students create an octahedron Christmas ornament. A glyph activity is included.
You might also like these other tips and activity ideas for celebrating Christmas in upper elementary classrooms.
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