Math riddles from PrimaryGames provides thoughtful and challenging problem solving.
Practice spelling with this free online activity using winter words.
Memory Christmas Game
Play the traditional memory game with a Christmas theme.
Interactive Logic Puzzle
Logical thinking puzzles are both fun and great to teach reasoning skills. This is a twist on the usual print puzzles so students can use the computer to keep track of their thinking. Using process of elimination, students match 10 guests at a Christmas party to their appropriate Christmas presents.
Christmas Crossword Puzzle
This puzzle is designed for second thru fourth graders. Clicking on a square will flash up a holiday clue and students type their answers into the crossword puzzle.
Click and drag the vocabulary word to the picture it represents.
Letter to Santa
Clicking on the inkwell in the mailroom directs you to set up a North Pole account. Students will be directed to write letters to Santa.
Christmas Songs and Stories
Young children will enjoy the musical selections and stories available from this site, all with a Christmas theme.
Click and drag the puzzle pieces to complete a Christmas themed puzzle.
Christmas Lights Math
There are three levels for each–addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students earn lights to decorate for Christmas by correctly solving math problems within the time limit provided.
The Christmas Lights Game provides differentiation. Click here to visit the site.
Looking for additional Christmas Resources?
Try this differentiated passage from Reading Specialty.
December 22, 1882, Edward H. Johnson, an employee for Thomas Edison’s Illumination Company used lights strung together to decorate his holiday tree. This passage gives history/traditions for string lights, dreidels, tree ornaments, wreaths, holly, snowmen and poinsettias. Read about the history of decorations and traditions. Use the questions in standardized test format to check comprehension and help students prepare for high-stakes testing. Each passage contains these types of questions:
- main idea
- organizational patterns
Nonfiction passages are based on an event which occurred on this day in history.
This passage is completely stand alone and appropriate for any day of the year. Mix and match by purchasing the topics you want or save with monthly bundles and give your students daily opportunities to develop background knowledge and improve their comprehension.
Passages have been evaluated using a minimum of 5 different readability formulas. The first passage is the most challenging, with an average reading level of 9th-10th grade. The second passage has an average readability of 8th grade. The third passage averages a 6th-7th grade level. With teacher introduction and background information, the passages have been used successfully with younger readers.
One subject for the class with differentiated passages allows the teacher to discuss, develop background knowledge, show a video clip or engage the full class yet provide for individual differences.
Students and teachers using multiple passages can assess student progress. Diagnostic charting shows teachers and students patterns of errors with main idea, vocabulary, organizational patterns, inference, and summarization. Compiling data is easy and motivating with student completed charts.
Included in the lesson:
➢ A nonfiction passage written at three different grade levels
➢ Questions over the passage for each level.
➢ An answer key
➢ A chart to monitor progress and collect data in the five assessed areas (main idea, vocabulary, organizational patterns, inference, and summarizing).