Does winter break seem too far away and you need a little boost to get you through to the last day? Winter Break Countdown is the perfect way to keep your sanity and have some wintery fun with your class!
WHAT IS WINTER BREAK COUNTDOWN?
Winter Break Countdown is 10 winter themed activities that are LITTLE TO NO PREP for you! Each day leading up to winter break, choose a “door” from the digital countdown and complete the linked activity. The activities are a fun way to engage students, without the chaos.
The activities include…
- 4 Minute to Win it Games
- 11 Roll the Dice Questions
- 15 Would You Rathers – winter themed
- 4 Directed Drawings
- 5 Guess the Picture
- The ABC’s of Winter
- Word Scramble – 10 words
- Make a Snowman Glyph
- 5 Memory Picture Games
- 10 Guess the Songs
The Winter Break Countdown Activities are a fun, easy addition to your lesson plans this time of the year. You can use the winter activities as a reward at the end of the day to help encourage students to make positive choices throughout the day. Or, add an activity in your class meetings as a fun seasonal activity that builds classroom community. However you decide to use it, your class will have so much fun completing these activities!
The best part…there is MINIMAL prep needed. Save the countdown slides to your Google Drive for easy access each day. A few activities need pages printed (they are included) and others need a few items that are usually found in the classroom. Just click on the simple display and see everything you need for the activity. These activities should be low stress for you but high impact on your students during this winter season!
GETTING TO WINTER BREAK CAN BE FUN!
Using the Winter Break Countdown can help your entire classroom run a little more smoothly in a usually chaotic time. Giving students something to look forward to can help curb those unwanted behaviors and channel their energy into something fun. Since there are 10 winter themed activities, students have lots of opportunities to enjoy a fun time together and get into the holiday spirit.
One of the best parts of the countdown is the collaboration and team building for students. Energy is high and keeping students engaged is not always easy. Directing their energy to something fun, purposeful, and planned can make the days leading up to winter break so much more relaxing.
Not only will your students enjoy the activities, but you will too!
I hope the activities in the Winter Break Countdown help you and your students enjoy each other's company and make it to your much-needed winter break!
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