As we get closer to the holiday break, it is expected and understandable that our students start getting a little distracted. They are looking forward to lots of days off, holiday celebrations, gifts, and more. Let's be honest … we may be a little distracted as well.
This is a time of year when we look for some fun activities to keep our students focused and active. But we don't just want busy work. If possible it is great to find projects that are fun, tie into wintertime themes, and still provide our students with a chance to be creative, write, or improve some content area skills.
To help out with that, I have put together eight sample wintertime-themed activities that use free Google tools, including Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings:
⛄ Activity #1 - Build a Snowman with Google Slides🎄 Activity #2 - Decorate a Holiday Tree with Google Slides🧲 Activity #3 - Wintertime Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings📬 Activity #4 - Holiday Greeting Cards with Google Drawings🎁 Activity #5 - "12 Days of Christmas" Guided Google Sheets Math Activity🌟 Activity #6 - Pixel Art Ornaments with Google Sheets❄️ Activity #7 - Wintertime Emoji Rebus Stories with Google Docs💡 Activity #8 - Holiday Lights Writing with Google Docs
Some of these are projects I have shared in the past, while others are new twists on previous posts. Hopefully some of these will be a good match for your students to keep them busy AND learning as we head into the holidays.