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Oh What Fun! A FREE Winter Break Reading Challenge

All i want for christmas is… a free reading challenge.

Nothing brings me more joy than a student asking ME if they can go read a book! 😍 That’s where the FREE Winter Break Reading Challenge comes to play! All I want for Christmas is for my students to LOVE reading! Am I right? 🎄

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Why use the Winter Reading Challenge for Students?

When students love to read, it is a game changer! The more they read the more they grow and I love seeing them blossom. It’s almost infectious. 

I also can’t get enough of the quiet whispers in the classroom library of one student telling another how great  their book is, or when they share/switch books. Makes my little teacher’s heart explode! 🥰

The Winter Break Reading Challenge is enjoyable for your students. The goal of the reading challenge is to encourage your students to continue reading over break. Which is a win for students, teachers, and parents! Wooohooo! 🥳

Plus, we all know students can get a little antsy during the holiday season (remember my post on the Christmas classroom management strategy ☕️), so you can even use the reading challenge as a way to bring something new to their attention/routine this season!

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What is the Winter Reading Challenge?

The FREE reading challenge for students is winter themed ❄️☃️, BINGO style, and a whole lot of fun for your students!

Students can use this over their winter break or just because!

It’s not about reading for X number of minutes a day, or X amount of pages, it’s just about READING!

That’s right READING…just for the fun of it! 📚

ALL readers can participate, meaning it doesn’t matter what reading level they are on, EVERYONE can participate!

How to Use the FREE Reading Challenge

Students work to get 5 in a row covered on their board.

Or, honestly, YOU choose how you want them to go about it.

Teaching is all about being flexible and you know your students best. So use it how you see fit, but let’s get our students READING! 🤩

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Winter Break Packet Ideas for Upper Elementary {Freebie Included}

Each year, I seem to go back and forth about whether or not to send a winter break packet with my students over winter break. Ultimately, I always decide to send something for a few reasons: 1.) I always have a handful of students who specifically ask for a packet and  2.) The majority of my students do not go on vacation and most don’t have things to occupy their time. Keeping these reasons in mind, I do a “no obligation” winter break packet each year and many of my students complete it.

Do you send home a winter break pack with your students? Read this post to read what I send home and grab a free fun winter break pack.

Winter Break Packet: “Fun” (and FREE!) Printables

To keep the packet engaging, I always like to mix some “fun activities” in with the academic based activities. These activities are still skill based but on a lower academic level that is less threatening for the students.  This “fun” winter break packet includes a variety of printables such as a word search, a making words printable, and a color by number multiplication practice page.

Do you send home a winter break pack with your students? Read this post to read what I send home and grab a free fun winter break pack.

This choice board printable is one of my favorites. Honestly, you could just send this one choice board home with your students. This would be perfect for teachers who are limited on copies or really don’t want to fuss with a complete packet. It has a variety of different tasks for the students to choose from so they are bound to find something engaging to work on during break. I kept the directions generic and left a blank so you could write a minimum choice requirement if you wanted to do so.

If you are interested in sending the FREE Winter Break “Fun” Packet from the first home with your students over break, click HERE to download it.

Winter Break Packet: Academic Printables

In addition to the above activities, I sometimes (depending on my students) like to include a few academic activities in the students’ winter break packet. I pull resources from my Winter-themed resources for reading and math.

I always send home at least one reading passage because the majority of my students don’t have a library of books at home and many enjoy reading the passages I send home.  The passages included in my Winter Reading  Comprehension Resource that I send home over winter break have engaging winter themed topics and a variety of genres. I also include a few text dependent printables with the passages.

Winter reading comprehension passages and activities that are perfect to send home over winter break.

If you are interested in the academic resources featured in this pack, click here or on the specific links shared above.

Do you send home a winter break packet with your students? If so, is it mostly academic or is it fun printables? Let me know in the comments. I always love hearing what other teachers do in their classroom.

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Thank you! I usually send home a Winter optional Packet, but mine has become stale and outdated. I was so happy to get some fresh ideas! Happy Holidays!

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This NO PREP homework packet is just what you need to send your third and fourth graders off to winter break! Differentiate homework for your students by using only the pages that work best for your class…or use the included Student Goals sheet to let students take responsibility for their Winter Break packet.

Inside you will find two weeks of Common Core aligned language, reading, and math activities.

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Winter Activities in the 3rd Grade Classroom

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Winter in the classroom can sometimes be rough. Students need to switch it up with fun winter activities in the classroom in order to stay engaged and on top of things. These fun and easy winter activities will keep your kiddos engaged in rigorous work all winter long!

Winter Read Alouds

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

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This book is great for teaching and practicing inferencing! This winter read aloud is about a young boy and his father who go “owling” in the winter. It is slow-paced but allows for lots of discussion about inferences and predictions. 

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

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This book is GREAT for writing in the winter. It is a great mentor text to talk to students about how to add descriptive details to their writing.

The Story of Snow by Mark Cassino

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This is a nonfiction read aloud all about the science behind snow! I suggest reading this and working on using and identifying text features! Then, create snow as a science project!

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Florence and Richard Atwater

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This is a great chapter book read aloud for the winter months! Your students will love listening to a story about a family who has penguins living in their house!

Digital Winter Activities for The Classroom

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Keep your center work engaging and fun during the winter months with these digital winter activities!

I pick a theme for every other week and let the kiddos do digital centers around that theme! They watch videos, play games, complete word work and vocabulary activities, and so much more!

Different themes you can teach are the science of winter, winter animals, winter sports, and more!

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Winter Reading Challenge

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It was like they weren’t even in school for those first few months. So, why not do a FUN winter challenge in the classroom where they review reading skills and show you what you need to reteach.

During this challenge, students read passages and use their reading skills to answer questions. Each challenge earns them one material for a stem project. By completing the challenges they earn their materials to do a winter STEM project!

It is great integration and also a great way to see what you need to focus on during the second half of the year.

Read more about this reading challenge in this blog post!

Snowball Fight Worksheet 

Are you doing any worksheets during the winter? If so, turn them into a snowball fight!

This is super simple! Give the kiddos a worksheet and have them do the first problem. Go over that problem or question and have them crumple the paper up into a snowball. They have a snowball fight until you yell the magic word. Then, they pick up a random paper and start working on the second problem. This only works with worksheets you are doing as a whole group because they will be answering and working on different papers each time!

I hope you can use some of these ideas in your classroom this year!

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Set goals for 3rd-grade kids returning to school after winter break. Encourage reading, handwriting improvement, math facts practice, creative writing, active participation, homework completion, organization, vocabulary growth, problem-solving, and fostering a positive classroom environment. Foster growth and a successful transition.

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10 Third Grade Christmas Activities You’ll Want To Do Every Year

There are some holiday activities that are so awesome, they become a permanent part of your classroom holiday events. I gathered a list of some of my favorite third grade Christmas activities that I keep coming back to each holiday season. I hope you’ll want to keep doing them every year too!

Third Grade Christmas Activities

I’ve included my top third grade Christmas activities with links to resources and freebies. Enjoy!

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Take a trip around the world

Teaching about holidays around the world is one of my all-time favorite third grade Christmas activities that I have been doing for years! This always ends up being an incredible learning experience that is fun and memorable for my students.

Teaching ideas that make Holidays Around the World magical for your students! Teachers, this post is a must read before you make December lesson plans and Christmas activities. High engagement ideas and crafts for 2nd and 3rd grade to learn about different cultures and traditions at Christmas around the world. Download the FREE activities to add to your holidays unit while you’re there!

Take your class on a journey around the world to learn about special traditions, celebrations, and foods for the holidays in different countries. There’s so much to learn!! Make the experience even more magical by using the free flight script and holiday destination posters in this post. If you’re looking for even more resources for teaching holidays around the world, click here for a complete Holidays Around the World Unit & PowerPoint!

Have a Holiday Book Exchange

Who doesn’t love a new book? A holiday book exchange is an excellent way to give books new life by allowing students to regift, recycle, and reuse unwanted books. This will get students eager to read over the upcoming break. 

Set up your holiday book exchange by asking students to bring in gently used books from home wrapped with a bow or a candy cane. You can lay out the books ahead of time to build students’ excitement all week long!

If you have Scholastic bonus points, that’s another great way to get books for the exchange. Look for books that students have been getting excited about and you’ll really spark their interest in the book exchange!

You can grab this FREE Holiday Book Exchange Parent Letter to spread the word to adults at home!

Compare different versions of The Gingerbread Man

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Comparing different versions of The Gingerbread Man is a great way to practice and review skills taught so far this year. All of the versions of The Gingerbread Man are excellent for teaching about central message, character traits, repetition in stories, and how characters respond to challenges. They’re a great starting point for turning readers into thinkers !

Host a holiday movie day

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My students always love a holiday movie day (and so do I!), so it’s making my list of top third grade Christmas activities! You can transform a simple movie day into a learning experience with some great movie day math and ELA ideas in this post. Be sure to download the awesome FREE movie day menus to use with any movie while you’re there!!

Have a countdown to Winter Break

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No list of third grade Christmas activities would be complete without a special countdown to Winter Break! Students will get so excited to see what each day will bring. We even sing an alternate version of “The 12 Days of Christmas”.

Christmas activities and student gifts

Here’s how it works: Each morning roll down or uncover the chart to reveal that day’s special treat. Students use the treats to do math and ELA tasks!

Christmas activities and student Christmasgifts

Click here to check out what I use for this activity. I have options for grades 1-4!

Challenge your students to write one sentence summaries

One of my favorite third grade challenges, this one-sentence summary freebie is a great option if you’re looking for third grade Christmas activities. It really keeps students engaged by providing a little challenge combined with a cute craft!

FREE Gingerbread man one sentence summary challenge

It’s a simple activity too—just use some favorite books and challenge students to write a summary in one sentence only. It also makes for a great door or bulletin board decoration, which is an awesome added bonus!

Make easy parent gifts

One of the third grade Christmas activities I like to do in December is create easy and inexpensive parent gifts. I really like using Dollar Tree candles and turning them into little art projects by students. The candles can easily be made to look like snowmen, or students could decorate the candle with tissue paper scraps and watered down school glue.

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There are also a ton of cute homemade ornament options that can easily and inexpensively be made. Check out this post to get more ideas for easy parent gifts!

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Make candy cane cactus ornaments 

Read The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires and make candy cane cactus ornaments! They’re super easy to do!

The Gingerbread Cowboy candy cane cactus ornament

Candy Cane Cactus Ornament for the Gingerbread Cowboy

Here’s how:

  • Draw a cactus shape on card stock to make a tracer.
  • Trace 3-4 on a sheet of copy paper.
  • Copy on red paper.
  • Cut out the cactus shape.
  • Glue thin strips of white paper to the back of the ornament. Then turn the ornament over and trim off the extra.
  • Glue pieces of green pipe cleaner to the tops of the cactus.

Hold a secret Santa of kind words

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The Secret Santa of Kind Words is one of the third grade Christmas activities that you’ll definitely want to repeat each year—it is such a precious way to spread the gift of kindness during the holiday season!

Place the names of your students in a hat. You could also add names of volunteers and school staff as well to include them in on the fun. Have each student draw a name to find out who their Secret Santa of Kind Words is, then each student makes a card and writes kind things about the person they chose!

For students who don’t celebrate Christmas, this could be a Secret Snowman instead!

Exchange gingerbread men

Exchanging gingerbread men is a great holiday tradition for your classroom and it’s a great option for third grade Christmas activities. We sign up to exchange gingerbread men with other schools each year. It’s a lot of fun!

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School Class Book

I like to get my students ready for this gingerbread exchange by reading The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School. Then, we make a class book filled with pictures of our class chasing our gingerbread men through the school. Click here to get my templates and directions for the class book and gingerbread man craft if you want to do this with your class!

Decorate for Data

Here’s a fun December math activity for data and graphing starting with a gingerbread man glyph. Use real cookies or a construction paper cut out to make the glyphs. This post has lots of graphing ideas for first and second grade teachers that make a great addition to your gingerbread man unit or Christmas activities.

I love to incorporate math skills into my third grade Christmas activities, so this Gingerbread Decorate for Data activity is always a favorite! We generate data by decorating our cookies according to a glyph key. You can use real cookies or paper cookies for this (to avoid the mess!).

Here’s a fun December math activity for data and graphing starting with a gingerbread man glyph. Use real cookies or a construction paper cut out to make the glyphs. This post has lots of graphing ideas for first and second grade teachers that make a great addition to your gingerbread man unit or Christmas activities.

It’s awesome to see how each child is represented through the items on their gingerbread man. This is a great classroom community building activity because students can get to know their classmates through their glyphs! 

We even used the ChatterPix app for students to explain what each item on their cookie represents.

Take a look at this post to learn more about how I do this activity with my students, as well as some other gingerbread math activities to try out!

Create lunch sack gingerbread houses

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These adorable gingerbread house gift bags are one of the third grade Christmas activities that are always a crowd favorite with students! You can make them easily and cheaply by using lunch sacks from the dollar store. It also makes a great gift wrapping option for parent gifts!

Make a Lunch Sack Gingerbread House

I hope you’ve discovered some third grade Christmas activities you’ll want to repeat year after year! Pin this post to keep these ideas in mind and have them when you  plan!

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6 Clever Ways to Keep Students Learning Before Winter Break

Don’t lose control during those last days of school before winter break. Keep your students focused and learning with these quick and easy activities you can do in 15 minutes or less.

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The final stretch before winter break is one of hardest parts of the year.  Students are both exhausted and ramped up, and teachers are just trying to survive until they can catch up on sleep.

But that doesn’t mean that you have to resort to popping in a holiday video and hiding in the closet. Here are six quick and fun activities that will also sneak some learning in at the same time.

1. Hold a riddle competition.  

Keep a list of riddles handy. Put students into small groups and give a prize to the first group that solves the riddle by working cooperatively. Give extra bonus points for the team that works the best together.  (Two bonus points on the next quiz or a free homework pass is usually enough to motivate all students.)

2. Play a quick round of fictionary.  

This game is a great way to trick students into learning new vocabulary. Choose a difficult word, one that students will likely not already know. Then get four student volunteers. One student will have the correct definition, while the other three will make up their own. The class will vote on which one they believe to be the right one. Points for the student who gets the most votes—and a new vocabulary word for the rest of the class.

3. Assign a 5-minute creative writing prompt.  

Keep a list of fun creative writing prompts and get students writing for five or ten minutes. Though this is an obvious choice for ELA classes, it could work for other subjects as well—just find prompts that are thematically related to other lessons that you are teaching. It doesn’t need to be graded. It’s just a good way to keep creativity going all the way until break.

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4. Play two truths and a lie.

This game is another simple choice, but it’s always a favorite. Students tell three quick stories where two are true and one is a lie. Then, the class votes on which one they think is the real one. It’s a great tool to teach the elements of storytelling as students try to add just enough detail to make their lies convincing.  

5. Play a podcast and engage students in a discussion on its themes.  

This is another one that takes a little preparation, but if you ever listen to podcasts, you know that there are plenty of compelling and instructional pieces out there. This seemingly light story , told by a professional comedian, is only 7 minutes long. But it highlights the way that cellphones and technology disconnect us from the outside world. Students could write a quick response to a writing prompt on the podcast, and they won’t even know that they were doing work.

6. Hold an internet scavenger hunt.  

If students in your school are allowed to use personal devices for learning purposes, this is another fun game that gets them learning and working cooperatively. You’ll need to prepare a list of questions ahead of time, but make them simple facts that won’t likely be disputed like “How many poems did Emily Dickinson publish in her lifetime” or “What is the circumference of the Earth in miles?” This is fun, and a great learning opportunity for all.

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I know these last few days can be exhausting, and students are often tapped out. But this doesn’t mean this time has to be a lost cause. With a little preparation, you can trick your students into learning and having fun.

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Free pdf holiday math worksheets for k–6 (winter & christmas), by: jeff todd.

As the holidays approach it’s always nice to come up with some themed problems for your students to solve in math class. I’m excited to offer these sets of holiday math worksheets organized by grade level. These are great problems from the Sadlier archives that contain strong math content. While they are organized by grade level, you could use these printable holiday math worksheets across grades to differentiate for the various ability levels in your math class.

As the holidays approach it’s always nice to come up with some themed problems for your students to solve in math class. I’m excited to offer these sets of holiday math worksheets organized by grade level. These are great problems from the Sadlier archives that contain strong math content. While they are organized by grade level, you could use these printable holiday math worksheets across grades to differentiate for the various ability levels in your math class.

Holiday & Christmas Math Worksheets

The problems represent a number of themes from the holiday season: snowmen, reindeer, decorations, holiday snacks, jingle bells and sleigh rides, bells, mistletoe, garland, bows, ornaments, poinsettias, toy workshops and even football!

Please find below a brief description of each of the free downloads .

Holiday & Christmas Math Problems for Grades K–2

Kindergarten: Addition and subtraction within ten is the subject using snowmen, reindeer, gingerbread men and bells.

Grade 1: Counting on and the relationship between addition and subtraction within 100 including comparing numbers are used to solve problems about a sleigh ride, decorating the tree with ornaments and jingle bells. A great opportunity to sing the song!

Grade 2: Of course we are starting to get into bigger numbers here and using more than one operation in a problem. Arrays using addition set a foundation for multiplication concepts. Students can discuss Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker , gingerbread cookies and a holiday train ride.

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Holiday & Christmas Math Problems for Grades 3 and 4

Grade 3: Students are using, arrays, multiplication patterns to solve problems about mistletoe, garland, bows and poinsettias.

Grade 4: Students take a trip to the holiday museum and solve problems about reindeer and ornaments using the topics of multiplicative comparisons, equations with a variable, and estimation.

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Holiday & Christmas Math Problems for Grades 5 and 6

Grade 5: Peppermint cookies and gingerbread houses provide the backdrop for problems about multi-digit multiplication, single digit division, and decimals.

Grade 6: A toy workshop and holiday football are the context for multi-step problems with fractions, decimals, common multiples as well as equations and inequalities.

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These free holiday downloads are great for students at each grade level or can be used to differentiate for the different ability levels of students within your class. Download them all to use in the classroom and then spread some holiday cheer and share with co-workers at each grade level!

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Are you looking for engaging no-prep Fall Break Homework, Winter Break homework, Mid-Winter Break homework, and Spring Break homework for 3rd grade? Get organized for the whole year with this Homework Break Bundle. These third grade homework packs are full of standards aligned reading, writing, and math practice that will keep your students focused over the school breaks. Differentiate homework for your students by using only the pages that work best for your class, or use the included Student Goals Sheet to let students take responsibility for their Break packet. They can select the assignments they plan to complete. This works well for the differing expectations of families in your classroom. Some students may want to complete all of the assignments, while those with busier schedules can complete 2 or 3.

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Whether the families in your class expect schoolwork over the Breaks or don't want any, this pack allows each student to make a goal and do only pages that work for their Break. Be sure to view the Preview to see the Goal sheet and sample pages . The Student Goal Sheet allows students to make independent goals about the pages they will complete over break, making this packet adaptable to the different needs in your classroom. The teacher can also choose to forgo the Goal Sheet and simply print the pages they expect students to complete.

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These homework packs are no-prep. All reading assignments are designed to be completed with the student's own independent reading book. Writing prompts are included to keep students writing over break, but the journal pages can also be used without prompts. The included math pages cover a range of concepts so students can be challenged or review familiar skills.

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  • Homework Packet Goal Sheet
  • Reading Log
  • Reading - Draw and describe 2 important characters
  • Reading - Write a Letter to an Author
  • Reading - Create a New Book Cover
  • Math - Multiplication fact coloring
  • Math - Division fact coloring
  • Math - Place value
  • Math - Addition and subtraction with regrouping
  • Math - Telling time
  • Writing - DOL (Daily Oral Language) - students correct 2 sentences each day for one week
  • Writing - Journal cover page
  • Writing - 5 fall-themed writing prompts
  • Writing - Lined writing pages with space for illustration

Winter Break:

  • Reading - Character Trait Map
  • Reading - Chapter Summary
  • Reading - Story Map
  • Reading - Trading Places: students journal write as the main character
  • Reading - My Word Search: students create a word search using story vocabulary
  • Math - Problem solving with addition and subtraction
  • Math - Problem solving with multiplication
  • Math - Multi-step problem solving
  • Math - Rounding to the nearest 10 and 100
  • Writing - DOL (Daily Oral Language) - students correct 2 sentences each day for 2 weeks
  • Writing - 2 weeks of winter-themed writing prompts

Mid-Winter Break:

  • Reading - Letter to a Character: student write a letter to a character in their book
  • Reading - Interesting Word Collection: students keep a collection of interesting words throughout their reading over Break
  • Math - Problem solving with division
  • Math - Problem solving with money
  • Writing - DOL (Daily Oral Language) - students correct 2 sentences each day for 1 week
  • Writing - 5 winter-themed writing prompts

Spring Break:

  • Math - Multi-step addition and subtraction
  • Math - 2-digit by 1-digit multiplication
  • Writing - 5 spring-themed writing prompts

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