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!
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 Christmas centers 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??
Christmas counting one to one correspondence
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.