Kids love to play with (and eat!) candy canes. The activities below can be done with real candy canes (leave the wrappers on for games) or the children can twist red and white pipe cleaners together to make candy canes for use at home or in the classroom. Candy Cane Counting by 5's - Candy Cane Number Flags Blank Candy Cane Flags Materials needed: Red or White Play Dough (or peppermint … [Read more...] about Candy Cane Math and Sight Words for Preschool and Kindergarten!
Christmas Theme Literacy Activities for Homeschool
Christmas Letters and Position Words - Christmas Positional Words LETTERS: Print all the pages of the file linked above for your children. The children can color Santa and the present pictures on page 3, if desired. Ask your students what letter/sound the word S A N T A begins with. Say the letters with your children and practice the sounds each of the letters make. Invite the children … [Read more...] about Christmas Literacy Activities for Preschool!
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsberg is a classic book for introducing Christmas literacy to children. We hope you and your children enjoy some of the extension activities below! Introduction: Give each child a bell after the story and string it on red yarn or ribbon. Tell the children that the bells will serve as a reminder for each child to do at least one special kindness each day. … [Read more...] about The Polar Express Extension Activities for Young Children!