Hello and happy Saturday. By now we’ve covered lesson ideas as well as cute and easy treats for your students during the holidays, so I think today’s a good day to share with you a fun activity you can do with your class. Let’s get started, shall we?
Last year, with my pre-k and kindergarten boys, we did this activity called “12 Days of Christmas,” you know, like the song. What you’ll need from your students is a gift bag and candy. I’ll tell you how I did it, but of course, you can make adaptations if you consider them necessary.
Before I sent out any notes to parents, I planned the start and end dates of this activity taking into account the amount of students I had in each class, so it had to start on November 27th and end on December 13th. Then, I wrote notes for the parents, asking them to send an empty gift bag on November 27th, as well as a bag of candy, on another date. The idea was for each student to bring candy on a given day so that we could fill the gift bags.
Now, I know some schools don’t allow teachers to ask things from parents, and I’m grateful that when I did this activity, I didn’t have any problem, and actually both the parents and admin were very supportive. You can make adaptations to this activity by buying the bags yourself (I’m sure the dollar store has great deals), and then maybe not having the kids fill the bags with candy, but making crafts each day.
I found this activity to be super cute, and my boys were very happy about it, especially when the twelve days ended and they were able to take their bags home and eat all the candy they’d collected.
Do you do any special holiday activity with your students? Tell me about it in the comments!
Love, Miss Camila