It is truly that time of year! Who wouldn’t love putting up the tree and all the fun (and sometimes noisy) decorations?! Kids love them adults love them, I’m pretty sure even pets love them – unless sometimes they confuse them with chew toys! 😛 Stay tuned with this 12 Days of Christmas Activities post till the end, there are some fun freebies, DJ Inkers clipart giveaways and freebies, math and literacy activities to use in class with your students and so much more!
First off, I wanted to show you this fun free literacy activity with stockings I used with my students the other day. My students benefit from sentence building activities, they love to build sentences and make silly ones sometimes, I used a pocket chart to help students build theirs. My ESL kids especially benefit from this!
Before I continue, can I also say how obsessed I am about DJ Inkers clipart?? I just LOVE every set I buy. I bought this Christmas set almost three years ago and I still make fun activities out of it! I love that they include some fun little borders and digital papers that match the set of clipart graphics included in each set! Lookout for their fun freebie below!
The fun clip-art stockings in the set below are from their Christmas bundle. In this activity, students build simple sentence structures (I like the… I see the…) as they place each word card in the pocket chart. I watch students as they do this to make sure they are building these correctly but the best part about this activity is that you can check their sentences before they start writing them on their recording sheets. The full set includes the differentiated word cards showing the pictures of the objects as well.
The students can build their sentences in a pocket chart or simply on their desks in groups! Read on to grab this next fun and free math center activity.
Some images of the full pack are below:
Holiday Count & Color Free
Need your kinders to practice their counting skills? This fun holiday themed activity center can be used to help kids develop their numeracy, counting and math skills. This activity was also made using DJ Inkers clipart! Don’t you just love how cute they are??
Holiday Count & Color Free
How to play:
- Print and laminate the object cards (laminating is always optional but I find that my items just never last unless they are laminated so it is totally up to you!)
- Give each student a Santa recording sheet.
- Have the ‘holiday’ cards placed in a basket or if you have the re-usable foam cube from Amazon you could place the cards into the plastic pockets and the students will have a ball rolling the cube and counting the objects. Otherwise the kids will choose one card at a time, count the objects and then color the corresponding box with the matching number of dots. They continue this until all the boxes are colored.
12 Holly Days DJ Inkers Annual Celebration
Mark your calendars for DJ Inkers’ annual 12 Holly Daze celebration!! Get ready for 12 full days of fabulous flash sales, darling daily FREEBIES, fun new products and more! Festivities begin December 1 at 12:00 am… and each day lasts for just 24 hours! Click here to sign-up for their email list so you don’t miss a thing! (link to http://goo.gl/8OS0D4 )
THE GIVEAWAY! Jolly Holly Days (Christmas clip art, CD or download, $39.99 value)
DJ Inkers is giving away a WHOLE CD full of Holly Jolly Days clipart and fun accents. Check out the Rafflecopter below to enter! It begins on the 1st December so be sure to come back if you’re seeing this post now.
DJ Inkers Free Snowy Writing Borders Clipart
DJ Inkers are SO generous and they want you to get in on the action from now so they’ve offered this amazing freebie for your to download right here! There are many ways you can use these writing templates, use writing prompt cards or write the prompts straight onto each paper before photocopying it and hand them out for the kids to write, write, write! 🙂
Download them by clicking on the picture below or RIGHT HERE.