- This year, the 8-day celebration of Hanukkah begins at sundown on Sunday December 21, 2008
- Christmas is celebrated on December 25th.
- Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26-January 1.
Use this word list to support all of the creative writing work your students will do during the month of December.
- Christmas Journal Writing Prompts
Christmas Math Word Problems
- Christmas Tongue Twisters Lesson
Everybody loves tongue twisters and these are particularly festive!
Christmas Around the World Lesson
Learn how to say Merry Christmas in 100+ languages, and how to share the international holiday spirit with your students.
Christmas Acrostic Poem Lesson
Christmas and Winter Holiday Vocabulary Word Bank
Christmas Around the World
The information on this site would make a great international lesson for your students.
Christmas Scavenger Hunt
An online Scavenger Hunt that asks students to perform a variety of holiday-related activities.
Lessons and more about the cultural, geographical, and seasonal celebrations in December.
Giving Tree Lesson
A simple, yet meaningful lesson based on Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree, with a holiday slant.
Dozens of books appropriate for children during the holidays. Includes Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa!
Idea Box- Seasonal
Just click on the holiday you need and you'll find activities, songs, crafts, recipes, and more! Very practical and teacher-tested.
New Year's Around the World
An insightful look at how the new year is welcomed in various cultures and countries.
All types of goodies about the winter season for teachers.