Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Crafts & Freebies!

Woo hoo...officially on vacation!! I know some of you still have another week to go, so here are some fun things we did this past week that you might want to check out.

We made this Elf Craftivity that turned out pretty cute. Click to download my Elf Craftivity FREEBIE
 You might remember these from last year, but I just had to do them again! By the way, we used acrylic craft paint and NOT tempera. It works so much better!
We made these super simple Christmas trees using strips of green paper. I got this idea from Mrs. Lee. It's also a great activity for practicing ordering lengths.
I brought in a big red bag of items representing needs and wants and we sorted "Santa's Sack" into two hula hoops (needs or wants). Then we did this Needs & Wants Stocking Sort.
We wrote letters to Santa! This template is included in my Christmas Math & Literacy Centers. We put them all in a big envelope with some stamps so we could mail them to the North Pole!
We also made these reindeer hats again! They're just too cute!
We made our yearly calendars for our parent gifts. This is a template I got from my colleagues. Maybe next year I will make my own and put it up as a freebie ;)
Parent gifts all wrapped up and ready to go! We made these quick gift bags for our ornaments and wrapped our calendars in tissue paper.


To keep the kiddies busy while I finished my report card assessments, I made up this fun Christmas Add & Color game. Click the image to download your FREEBIE!

Click this image to download the Elf Craftivity FREEBIE!
Here is the Needs & Wants FREEBIE!

We also had lots of fun with our Christmas Centers. Sorry I didn't have time to take any pics!

Merry Christmas everyone! Have a happy and healthy holiday season!


  1. Super cute activities! Do you have the wants/needs activity available for purchase?

    1. I just uploaded the Needs & Wants sort as a freebie in my store! Enjoy! Merry Christmas :)

  2. Very cute calendar! We made one as well using handprints! Would love to have a copy of your template if you are sharing. :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing your ideas Keep up the inspiration!

  5. Kelly I just found your site and love it! Are you planning to post your 2nd half of the year lesson plans. Your first half look wonderful and I would love to get some ideas for the 2nd half! Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas.

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  7. I love those elf crafts, wish I would have found them sooner! Saving for next year :) I am a new teacher in Lanai, I woud love to have a Maui meet up soon! :)
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  8. HI!
    I love your centers. What computer program do you use to create the centers?

  9. We are starting our unit on measurement after we get back from our Thanksgiving break. I really like the Christmas trees you made with the strips of paper and it will go along wonderfully with our unit on measurement!

  10. I love all of these activities. I have one question, is there a way I can purchase the Santa letter template by itself? Thank you, Maria.

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