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Olympics

Make an olive leaf crown just like the Olympics
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/make_an_olive_leaf_crown.htm

http://www.first-school.ws/activities/firststeps/Olympics.htm

http://www.kidsturncentral.com/links/2010olympics.htm

Research (mini Internet scavenger hunt)
http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/misc/winoly/research/

Cyberhunt
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/olympics/vancouver.htm

Learn about the Olympic Events
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/olympics/winterolympics2.htm

Crossword Puzzle
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/olympics/crossword.htm

Make an olive leaf crown just like the Olympics
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/make_an_olive_leaf_crown.htm

Olympic Math for all grade level
http://www.kidzone.ws/math/w-olympics/

Lesson Plan links
http://www.k12studycanada.org/resources_lesson_plans.asp

Events and Holidays

Constitution Day

A web site about Constitution Day
http://www.constitutionday.us//

The making of the Constitution
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/makingoftheconstitution1.htm

http://congressforkids.net/Constitution_writingconstitution.htm

http://www.cobbk12.org/~thinklinks/Grade4/Constitution/
 

 

Johnny Appleseed

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/usa/people/Appleseedindex.shtml
http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/appleseed.htm

Internet Treasure Hunt
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/huntjohnnyamr.html

Webquest
http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/Apples/apples.htm
 


Fall Web Sites

 
http://www.halloweenmagazine.com/play.html
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/halloween/

 

Columbus Day

Cyber Hunt on Columbus
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/columbus.htm

Activities and Printables
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/columbusday.html

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/columbus/

logging into Enchanted Learning
the username: milford, taylor, or clark (choose one) and the password is mersk8


Halloween

 

Carve the pumpkin

http://www.spookathon.com/halloween/pumpkin-carver.php

http://www.cubpack81.com/images/carve_pumpkin.swf

Jack-o-Lantern Cut-outs
http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/halloween/?page=lanterns

Hershey's Web Site
http://www.trickortreats.com/games/index.asp

http://www.fvsd.ab.ca/stm/halloween_sites.htm

Free Kids Halloween Games
http://www.thekidzpage.com/halloween_games/index.html

Bat Activities for Halloween
http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/bats/ws1.htm


EXPLORING PUMPKINS IN THE CLASSROOM:
http://www.chias.org/www/edu/mitc/wkshp/pumpkin/pumpkin.html

What words can your students think of that might be asso-
ciated with pumpkins? Find two related student worksheets
here, as well as science activities, pumpkin head art, and
pumpkin toss games.

WATCH THE PUMPKIN GROW:
http://www.kizclub.com/Topics/food/pumpkin.pdf

How does a pumpkin grow? With these printable cards, your
students will be able to figure it out. Print them out on
cardstock for durability, and then have your students put
them in the correct sequence to show the pumpkin from seed
to pie.

EXPLORING PUMPKINS:
http://sherik.tripod.com/activities/pumpkins.htm

What can you do with a pumpkin that is both original and en-
gaging? Try the many suggestions offered at this site, and
make a jack-o'-lantern flashlight, your very own pumpkin
patch, or pumpkin prints.

WHAT'S INSIDE A PUMPKIN?
http://www.theideabox.com/What's_Inside_A_Pumpkin-qm-.html

Here's a great craft for harvest time, where students will
help you assemble a construction paper pumpkin with a re-
moveable stem. Use a brad fastener, pumpkin seeds, and
pieces of yarn to complete the project as directed here.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A PUMPKIN?
http://kinderart.com/seasons/whattodowithapumpkin.shtml

With Halloween just around the corner, what will your stu-
dents do with all of their leftover pumpkins? Don't throw
them out; instead try the hundred activities and suggest-
ions at this site.

PUMPKIN GLOBE:
http://fga.freac.fsu.edu/1994/pumpkin.htm

Pumpkins make great models for studying longitude and hem-
ispheres. Follow the instructions on this lesson plan to
create your own pumpkin globes.

THE PUMPKIN'S POINT OF VIEW:
http://atozteacherstuff.com/pages/23.shtml

A great way to introduce point of view in literature in wri-
ting exercises... Students will write a short piece from a
pumpkin's viewpoint; find further directions here, along
with pumpkin writing paper. An alternative approach would
be to have a "Pick Me!" perspective for the writing exercise,
where all the pumpkins want to be decorated for the grand prize.

PUMPKIN FARM WORDSEARCH:
http://thepumpkinfarm.com/wordpuzzle.html

This printable student worksheet offers a challenging word-
search for students in third grade; perfect for a post-pump-
kin farm field trip activity.

PUMPKIN PIE PLAYDOUGH:
http://www.punkyschildcare.com/artscrafts/playdo.html#PumpkinPiePlaydough

It's that time of year, famous for pumpkin pies. So why
not create your very own classroom version, with this
wonderful pumpkin pie playdough recipe. Several other
edible play dough recipes are included here as well.

PUMPKIN SEED MOSAICS:
http://kinderart.com/sculpture/pumpkin.shtml

Students will learn a little about the history of mo-
saics before creating their own with pumpkin seeds.

FELT BOARD 5 LITTLE PUMPKINS:
http://www.preschoolprintables.com/felt/5pumpkins/feltpumpkin.shtml

Cut your felt board pieces out of the printable templates
provided here, and then recreate your story of the Five
Little Pumpkins.

MAKE A JACK-O'-LANTERN:
http://www.bry-backmanor.org/actpag6.html
http://www.bry-backmanor.org/actpag6b.html

Cut and paste skills are required to make your jack-o-lan-
terns as funny or as scary as you wish. Students can color
these printables before or after assembling them, and then
tape them on your window or bulletin board for a simple but
colorful Halloween display.

JACK-O'-LANTERN MASK:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/halloween/jolmask/

Using a paper plate, scissors, a paper punch, and some
green yarn, students can make their own friendly jack-
o'-lantern mask for Halloween fun.

PUMPKIN LIFE CYCLE PRINTABLE:
http://atozteacherstuff.com/printables/pumpkin_lesson.pdf

Teach your students the life cycles of pumpkins with this
primary printable worksheet and lesson plan. You can also
plant your own pumpkin seeds in clean yogurt cups; water
them and put them in a sunny window and watch them sprout.

SORT THE PUMPKINS:
http://www.meddybemps.com/halloween/pumpkin03.html

How many ways can you find to organize and classify your
pumpkins? Use the pumpkins in this pumpkin patch to re-
arrange and sort them.

PUMPKIN SLIDERS:
http://freehalloween.com/sliderpuzzle/sliderpuzzle.htm

Not as easy as you might think at first... Rearrange these
pumpkin puzzles online to create a proper picture.

CARVE A VIRTUAL PUMPKIN:
http://www.bellaonline.com/code/doll/pumpkin/

No cutting needed for this online version of pumpkin carv-
ing; simply click and drag the various shapes to create a
jack-o-lantern.

Fun Math Worksheets
http://www.kidzone.ws/math/halloween/

 

 

Daylight Savings  

Why do we have Daylight Saving Time?
http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/g.html

 

Election Day

 
Election Day - Lesson plans, templates, web quests, activities

http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/election.shtml

Scholastic - Lesson Plans and activities
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/election2004/

Time For Kids - check out Election Connection
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/

Candidate Profiles, lesson plans
http://pbskids.org/democracy/
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/vote2004/
index.html

Lesson plans
http://www.c-span.org/classroom/govt/campaigns.asp

Lesson plans that are organized by grade levels
http://www.congressforkids.net/Elections_index.htm

Election 2004 Webquest
www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson202.shtml

National Council for the Social Studies
www.socialstudies.org/election
 

 

Veteran's Day

 
http://www.jeannepasero.com/vetdaykids.html

http://www.kidsdomain.com/kids/links/Salute_to_Veterans.html

http://www.computingcorner.com/holidays/vets/veterans.html


www.holidayorigins.com/html/veteran_s_day.html

 

Thanksgiving

You are the Historian
www.plimoth.org/OLC/index_js2.html#

Plimoth Plantation
www.plimoth.org/learn/history/thanksgiving/thanksgiving.asp

A meal without forks and other feast facts
www.historychannel.com/exhibits/thanksgiving/thnkmeal.html

The 1621 Thanksgiving
www.mayflowerhistory.com/History/thanksgiving.php

Biography of Squanto
www.baccalieu.com/squantum/


Virtual Tour of Plimoth Plantation
www.plimoth.org/visit/virtual/

Thanksgiving Crafts
www.dltk-holildays.com/thanksgiving/turkey_crafts.html

Enchanted Learning - Crafts
www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/thanksgiving


THANKSGIVING BORDER PAPER:
http://abcteach.com/paper/thanksgiv.htm

Make your writing projects colorful this time of year with
some harvest-themed printable stationery for your students;
this one talks turkey.

DID YOU KNOW CARDS:
http://www.abcteach.com/dykcards/pilgrim.htm

Ask your students to do some research with their parents
this Thanksgiving season, learning something special about
the Pilgrims. They can bring back two cards each with a
written factoid; use these printable "Did You Know?' Pil-
grim cards for the class project and/or bulletin board dis-
play.


THANKFUL MINI BOOK:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/reproducibles/profbooks/thankfulbk.pdf

Kindergarten and first grade students will enjoy filling
in this Thanksgiving mini-book, where they will list all
the various things they are thankful for, as guided on
each page.

THE MAYFLOWER, A STUDENT WORKSHEET:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/pilgrim/mayflowerquiz.shtml

Use this printable student worksheet to test comprehension
at the end of a unit on the Pilgrims and the Mayflower. It
includes a basic map routing the Pilgrims' sea voyage.

DIAGRAMMING THE MAYFLOWER:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mosmd/mayflowerbig.htm

TAKE A VIRTUAL VOYAGE ON THE MAYFLOWER:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/thanksgiving/voyage/

ALPHABET TURKEY MATCH:
http://www.bry-backmanor.org/actpag66.html

THANKSGIVING MATH PAGES:
http://www.kidzone.ws/math/thanksgiving/index.htm

Choose your grade level and find a number of printable
worksheets for your students.

TEN TURKEY COLORING PAGES:
http://www.coloring.ws/turkeys1.htm
http://www.coloring.ws/thanksgiving.html
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/thanksgiving/mthanksgivingposter.html

DOUBLE HANDPRINT TURKEY POEMS:
http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mhandprintturkey.htm

Templates are included, both colored or left unfilled
for your students to color, along with a possible poem
to use for a Thanksgiving art and writing project in your
elementary classroom.

TURKEY PUZZLE ONLINE:
http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/turkeypuzzle.htm


DISCOVERING THE PILGRIMS:
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/thanksgiving/lesson-plan/793.html?detoured=1
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/discovery/american-colonies/785.html?detoured=1

Seven lesson plans comprise this Thanksgiving unit on
the Pilgrims, adaptable for grades three through eight.
. Pilgrim Fact Cards are available at
the 2nd link, above.

INVESTIGATING THE FIRST THANKSGIVING:
http://www.history.com/minisites/thanksgiving/viewPage?pageId=872
http://www.cnn.com/EVENTS/1996/thanksgiving/food.history/
http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1127/p13s02-lign.html
http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/History/thanksgiving.php
http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Thanksgiving/Recipes.php

ALL ABOUT THE AMERICAN TURKEY:
http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/turkey.htm
http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/turkey1.htm


KNOTTED TURKEY BONES SCIENCE AND MAGIC:
http://www.kidzone.ws/science/egg.htm#bones
http://www.kidzone.ws/science/as-bones.htm

Try this experiment with turkey bones and vinegar to make
a seemingly magic knotted turkey bone.


MAYFLOWER BIOGRAPHIES:
http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/passengers.php
http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/mayflower/mayflower_passenger_list.htm
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mosmd/mayfpas.htm


LEARNING NUMBERS TURKEY:
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/thanksgiving/mlearning-turkey-numbers.htm

Templates are included for this early elementary Thanks-
giving-themed math project.

THANKSGIVING ART:
http://www.childfun.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=25

Find lots of great ideas here for preschool and primary
classes to create Thanksgiving-themed art projects. Make
an egg carton totem pole, a potato turkey, a coffee filter
Indian necklace, an M & M turkey, and more.

WATCH HOW CORN GROWS:
http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/grow.html

Ziploc bags are used in this simple science experiment
for early elementary classes, where popcorn kernels are
planted in soil added to the ziploc bag.

BULLETIN BOARD BORDERS FOR THANKSGIVING:
http://www.preschoolprintables.com/board/boardthanksgiving.shtml

December Holidays

CHRISTMAS TREE MATH:
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/731.html
Throw in some math with your holiday activities this
year, where kindergarten and first grade students will
assemble pre-cut strips to form a Christmas tree, un-
derstanding the concept of smallest to largest. You
can also use a felt board for this project with mov-
able and reusable pieces.


MATCH THE CHRISTMAS PAIRS:
http://www.kinderplanet.com/xmaspairs.htm
How good is your memory this holiday season? Try match-
ing all the Christmas pairs here; the whole scene will
animate once you are successful.

http://organizedchristmas.com/forms_thumb_13.html
print out journal prompts and attach to journals

http://organizedchristmas.com/article38.html
scroll down to the bottom and click on template for Gingerbread house. Print out
both templates and follow directions


http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/feature/famf19wintercraft/famf19wintercraft5.html
create a sugar cube igloo

http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=10125
click on snowman.pdf and the printable pattern will appear

http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=10181
click on fauxgbread.pdf and print out the gingerbread pattern


CLASSROOM GAMES AND ACTIVITIES FOR CHRISTMAS:
http://www.eslkidstuff.com/ChristmasGames.htm
To wind down your classes and celebrate the holiday sea-
son with your class, try a few of these activities, in-
cluding stocking relays, Christmas music freeze, Santa
Says, scramble Christmas words, Christmas spelling ban-
ners, and more.

CHRISTMAS SPELLING SONG:
http://www.theideabox.com/ideas.nsf/special/christmas/0865421AF05F28AC862566D4001568AB
Sung to the tune of "Jingle Bells", here is a perfect
little song for kindergarten and grade one classes to
perform for the holidays.

ELEMENTARY PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS CROSSWORD:
http://www.santasvillage.com/crossword.html
First and second grade students will use picture clues
to complete this printable crossword. All words are
themed to Christmas.

GENERATE A PERSONALIZED CHRISTMAS STORY:
http://www.blackdog.net/cgi-bin/story/xmas.cgi
Ask each of your students their favorite Christmas foods,
their favorite holiday carol, a few friends' names, and
then plug in the answers to generate a cute little person-
alized story to print out and give to your students to
take home for the holidays.

DESIGN A GINGERBREAD HOUSE:
http://www.janbrett.com/trim_a_jan_brett_gingerbread_baby_house.htm
What will your gingerbread house look like? Let each stu-
dent design his or her own custom gingerbread house, and
then print out their finished designs to take home.

Hanukkah Celebrations and Actiivities
http://www.teacherwebshelf.com/holidaylinks/links/links-winter/winter-hanukkah.htm

MERRY CHRISTMAS BOOKMARKS:
http://www.janbrett.com/bookmarks/bookmarks_for_christmas_printed_manuscript.htm
Children's author Jan Brett has created some beautiful
Christmas bookmarks for your students. Laminate them
after printing for a great Christmas gift for your stu-
dents.


More Links to December Holidays
http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/cc/Specials/Holidays.html#Christmas


http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/teacherlinks/seasonal_links.htm#winter

 
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS FOR TEACHERS:
http://www.fiftiesweb.com/christmas/twastchr.htm
Feeling a wee bit frantic as the holidays careen around
the corner? Is all that paperwork on your desk making you
feel a little bit pressured? Relax, sit back, and enjoy a
special teacher's version of the Christmas classic, "'Twas
the Night Before Christmas".

CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH BOOKMARKS:
http://www.teacherview.com/ClassExtras/bookmarks/christmas.htm
http://www.teacherview.com/ClassExtras/bookmarks/hanukkah.htm
Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah this holiday
season, find some bright and lively printable bookmarks
to hand out to your students for their reading endeavors.

WINTER JOURNAL TOPICS:
http://www.teacherview.com/WritingCenter/journal_topics/December.htm
Specifically themed to the month of December, this site
includes numerous writing topics to start your students
off with journal or creative writing ideas.

SNOWFLAKE ART & SCIENCE:
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/winter/3dsnowflakes.htm
A template is included in this lesson plan for creating a
paper snowflake. Drip solution is then added to fashion a
more realistic snowflake, or you can paint over your paper
creation with a solution of epsom salts to leave crystals
when dry.
A MINI BOOK OF WINTER WORDS:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/reproducibles/profbooks/sightwordsmini.pdf
For students in kindergarten and first grade, download and
print out this mini cut, fold, and assemble book of winter
words, where primary lines are included to practice writing
the words.

GINGERBREAD UNIT:
http://www.teachingheart.net/gingerbreadman.html
Find loads of ideas here to help you develop a wonderful
unit on the Gingerbread Man, with character graphs, glyphs,
word centers, cooperative class books, measurement activi-
ties, and more. See page bottom for printable wordsearches
and coloring pages.

GINGERBREAD MAN POEM FORM:
http://www.abcteach.com/Christmas/gingerbread3.htm
This lined gingerbread man can be printed and cut out for
your primary students to create their own poem or simple
stories. You can trace this gingerbread man to cut one out
without lines to color and decorate for a cover and back,
creating an individualized holiday mini-book. Also consider
using the template for your bulletin board word wall list
this month, or for student spelling words.


 EXPLORE
CHRISTMAS SUBTRACTION FACT BOOK:
http://www.abcteach.com/Christmas/subtraction.htm
Instead of glittering Christmas ornaments, this Christmas
tree is decorated with subtraction facts. Print out enough
pages for facts from 0-9, and have your students practice
their subtraction facts with a Christmas theme.

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS FOR TEACHERS:
http://www.fiftiesweb.com/christmas/twastchr.htm

WORLDWIDE CHRISTMAS WEBQUEST:
http://www.henry.k12.ga.us/pges/projects/around4.htm
Travel around the world this Christmas holiday, learning
how students in different countries celebrate. Students
will read about traditions in Spain, Finland, Ireland, Ar-
gentina, Australia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Wales, Denmark, and
Scotland in this guided, online holiday webquest. (As always,
please ensure all current links are appropriate before allow-
ing student access.)


MATCH UP THE CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS:
http://akidsheart.com/ws/stocking.htm
Just like those mismatched socks that always somehow get
lost in the laundry, all of these Christmas stockings have
lost their match. Based on color, you will need to test your
memory to match them up again in this interactive holiday
game.
DRESS THE SNOWMAN:
http://akidsheart.com/holidays/christms/snowman.htm
It is so chilly outside, so this snowman will definitely need
a scarf and hat to help him warm up. Choose your snowman's
wardrobe in this interactive holiday game.

CHRISTMAS PARTY GAMES:
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/christmas/party-ideas-games/index.html#christmascandles
Try playing Simon Says with a twist... Make it "Santa Says"
instead, then follow the action of the leading elf or Mrs.
Santa Claus. Find all kinds of games and ideas here to help
you celebrate Christmas.
BEAUTIFUL PAPER STARS:
http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/ArtsAndCrafts/Holidays/Christmas/ChristmasStar.html
A little bit of folding and cutting will create the bases
for these beautiful holiday stars. Consider painting them
in red, silver, gold, and blue, and adding glitter for a
special holiday touch.
PRINTABLE HANUKKAH:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/acProject?cat=44294&dlc=en&lc=en&cc=us&project=hanukkahwrapset
Download and print out some wonderful paper crafts to help
you celebrate Hanukkah this year, including cards, tags,
stickers, and wrapping paper.
PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY BOOK:
http://www.allfreeprintables.com/christmas/activities.shtml
These colorful Christmas activity books would make wonder-
ful stocking stuffers. They include holiday-themed cross-
word puzzles, coloring pages, find the difference puzzles,
mazes, and more.

BEADED SNOWMEN BOOKMARKS:
http://craftsforkids.com/projects/811_1.htm

Create these lively snowmen bookmarks to encourage winter
reading when your students return from their holidays. You
will need some colorful cardstock, paints, string, and beads,
as well as the directions here.

CINNAMON LOG CABINS:
http://craftsforkids.com/projects/cinnamon_log_cabin.htm

Consider this wonderfully aromatic craft as a possibility
for Presidents' Day activities. You will use cinnamon sticks
and glue to fashion an Abe Lincoln style cabin, using a
small tissue box for your foundation.

MATCH UP THE CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS:
http://akidsheart.com/ws/stocking.htm

Just like those mismatched socks that always somehow get
lost in the laundry, all of these Christmas stockings have
lost their match. Based on color, you will need to test your
memory to match them up again in this interactive holiday
game.

WORLDWIDE CHRISTMAS WEBQUEST:
http://www.henry.k12.ga.us/pges/projects/around4.htm

Travel around the world this Christmas holiday, learning
how students in different countries celebrate. Students
will read about traditions in Spain, Finland, Ireland, Ar-
gentina, Australia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Wales, Denmark, and
Scotland in this guided, online holiday webquest. (As always,
please ensure all current links are appropriate before allow-
ing student access.)

CHRISTMAS PARTY GAMES:
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/christmas/party-ideas-games/index.html#christmascandles

Try playing Simon Says with a twist... Make it "Santa Says"
instead, then follow the action of the leading elf or Mrs.
Santa Claus. Find all kinds of games and ideas here to help
you celebrate Christmas.

BEAUTIFUL PAPER STARS:
http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/ArtsAndCrafts/Holidays/Christmas/ChristmasStar.html

A little bit of folding and cutting will create the bases
for these beautiful holiday stars. Consider painting them
in red, silver, gold, and blue, and adding glitter for a
special holiday touch.

PRINTABLE HANUKKAH:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/acProject?cat=44294&dlc=en&lc=en&cc=us&project=hanukkahwrapset

Download and print out some wonderful paper crafts to help
you celebrate Hanukkah this year, including cards, tags,
stickers, and wrapping paper.

PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY BOOK:
http://www.allfreeprintables.com/christmas/activities.shtml

These colorful Christmas activity books would make wonder-
ful stocking stuffers. They include holiday-themed cross-
word puzzles, coloring pages, find the difference puzzles,
mazes, and more.


SNOWFLAKE FUN:
http://www.bry-backmanor.org/actpag23.html

This printable worksheet includes cut and paste finger
puppets, along with a "Five Little Snowflakes" poem for
your students to chant and/or act out.

Holiday Clip Art
http://www.internetclipart.com/hHolidays/Christmas.htm
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/xmas/clip1.html
http://classroomclipart.com/cgi-bin/kids/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Clipart/Holidays/Christmas

MATCH THE CHRISTMAS PAIRS:
Try matching all the Christmas pairs here; the whole scene will
animate once you are successful.
http://www.kinderplanet.com/xmaspairs.htm
http://akidsheart.com/ws/stocking.htm

DRESS THE SNOWMAN
http://akidsheart.com/holidays/christms/snowman.htm

DECORATE THE TREE
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/christmas/decorate-a-tree/index.html

LINKS FOR MORE WINTER HOLIDAY ONLINE ACTIVITIES
http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/teacherlinks/seasonal_links.htm#winter

HANUKKAH ACTIVITIES
http://www.teacherwebshelf.com/holidaylinks/links/links-winter/winter-hanukkah.htm

HANUKKAH COLORING PAGES, JIGSAW PUZZLES, INTERACTIVE WORD SEARCHES
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/coloring-pages/hanukkah/index.html
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/hanukkah/jigsaw-puzzles/index.html
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/word-finds/hanukkah-wordsearch.html

PROJECTS
Baby Food Jar snow globes
http://www.quakeroatmeal.com/qo_familyFocus/quakerToddlers/toddlerActivities/activity.cfm?GameID=175

Create Gingerbread Bean Bags
http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=10181
click on fauxgbread.pdf and print out the gingerbread pattern

Gift Tags
http://kids.creativity-portal.com/free/winter.printables.shtml#glitter
print out gift tags, click on Download and the tags will appear

WHAT IS KWANZAA?
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/kwanzaa/index.html#aboutkwanzaa

KWANZAA COLORING PAGES
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/coloring-pages/kwanzaa/index.html

 

 
 
Print out gift tags and cards

http://kids.creativity-portal.com/free/winter.printables.shtml


Winter Solstice
http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/hols/holiday.html#sol
 

Chinese New Year

Activities, recipes, crafts
http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/china/

Links to more sites
http://www.kathimitchell.com/chinewyr.html

 

Chinese New Year Coloring Pages

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/coloring-pages/chinese-new-year/

Interactive Tangrams for Chinese New Year
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/chinese-tangrams.html

Chinese New Year Links
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese_new_year_links.htm

 

Groundhog Day

The official site for Groundhog' s Day
http://www.groundhog.org//

Links especially for kids
http://holidays.pppst.com/groundhogday.html


Black History Month

 

Enchanted Learning - Black History Month
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/aframer/

Links for information on Black History Month
http://www.kathimitchell.com/blackhist.html

Encyclopedia Britannica Guide ot Black History
http://search.eb.com/Blackhistory/home.do

Scholastic
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/

History Channel
http://www.historychannel.com/blackhistory/`
http://www.historychannel.com/blackhistory/?page=icons

Time for Kids
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/bhm/0,8805,97217,00.html

Create a unity wreath
http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/munitywreath.htm

Crossword Puzzle - cyberhunt
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/african_americans_changed.htm


FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS PRINTABLE MINI BOOK:
http://www.familyeducation.com/printables/package/0,2358,1-31541,00.html

Jackie Robinson is here, along with Rosa Parks, poet
Langston Hughes, George Washington Carver, and others.
Download and print out this three page mini-booklet to
share with your students the many and varied accomplish-
ments and contributions of famous Black Americans.

 Encyclopedia Britannica
http://www.britannica.com/blackhistory/browse?browseId=252286

Biographies
http://gale.cengage.com/free_resources/bhm/bio/index.htm

InfoPlease - biographies
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmbios1.html

Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/aframer/bios/

History Channel
http://www.history.com/minisites/blackhistory/

 
Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day

http://teacher.scholastic.com/fieldtrp/socstu/presday2.htm

http://www.educationworld.com/holidays/archives/february.shtml

 
http://www.teach-nology.com/themes/social/presidents/

http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/special_events/presidents_day/

PRESIDENT TILE WORD GAME:
http://akidsheart.com/holidays/pres/preswordhunt.htm

How many words can your students make from the word,
"President"? Move the letters around in this interactive
online game to give it a try.

President for a Day! Sign your name and apply for the job of the President of the United States. Learn about the duties of the
President of the United States

http://pbskids.org/democracy/presforaday/index.html


Presidents Day Web Quest
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=2888

Web Quest
http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/presidents/pres.htm

Teachers Guide - scroll down to find links about presidents
http://www.theteachersguide.com/presidentsday.htm

Presidents Day Just for Kids Page
http://www.annieshomepage.com/presidentskids.html

More links
http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000981.shtml

http://www.educationworld.com/holidays/archives/february.shtml

 


Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day
http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/valentines/valentines.htm

Arthur
http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/poetry/poems/948924.html

Click on Valentine's Day
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/

Click on Valentine's Day
http://www.lil-fingers.com/holidays/


VALENTINE "V" WORDS WORKSHEET:
http://www.bry-backmanor.org/actpag76.html

Just in time for a Valentine's Day activity, print out
this worksheet where students must locate and circle all
the "V" words.

HEART BINGO:
http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/bingo-heart.html

Need a last minute Valentine's Day idea that is a learning
game as well? Try printing out these Valentine Bingo cards,
then using candy hearts as markers.

HEARTS:
http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/ArtsAndCrafts/Holidays/Valentines/Hearts.html

Take a few minutes out of your normal routine today to
celebrate the language of hearts, with these simple but
creative projects. Find ways to make paper chains of hearts,
heart creatures, a special Valentine's puzzle, or a good old
fashioned Valentine.


LAST MINUTE PRINTABLE VALENTINE GAMES:
http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/valentine/decode/index.html

Choose from several games here to download and print out
for Valentine's Day fun. Students must figure out the
scrambled Valentine-themed words.

Mixed Up Valentines
http://www.everydayteaching.com/Worksheets/mixed.Valentine.html

 Interactive Games - Online coloring, word games, crossword puzzles
http://www.gamequarium.com/valentines4.html

The History of Chocolate
http://www.everydayteaching.com/Treks/Chocolate.Mini.trek.html

Heart/Flower Stationery
http://www.everydayteaching.com/Holiday/Valentines/ValentineHeartFlowerStationery.pdf

Tic Tac Toe
http://www.everydayteaching.com/Holiday/Valentines/VALENTINETicTacToe.pdf

Coloring Sheet
http://www.everydayteaching.com/Holiday/Valentines/Valentine_ColoringWorksheet.pdf

Concentration
http://freevalentinegames.com/memorypuzzle3/memory_puzzle.htm

  100 Day
 
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/100thday.htm

Quick and  fun activities
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/100daysschool.htm

Activities and Lesson Plans
http://www.fvsd.ab.ca/stm/100_day.htm


DAY ONE HUNDRED:
http://www.yesiteach.org/hundred.htm

Try the one hundred link chain, tape off one hundred steps
in your school hallways, see how long it takes one hundred
ice cubes to melt, pop one hundred kernels of popcorn...
Find numerous ideas here to help you celebrate day one
hundred at school.


300 IDEAS FOR 100TH DAY:
http://users.aol.com/a100thday/ideas.html

Yes, there really are three hundred ideas here to help you
celebrate the hundredth day of school. Take your pick, spread
them around your school, and try a few of them.
 


Women's History Month

 

Biographies

http://www.who2.com/

http://search.eb.com/women/browse?browseId=248524

Biographies
http://www.biography.com/index.jsp

http://www.factmonster.com/spot/womenhistbios.html


Women in History
http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/whm/

Enclyclopedia for Children - Women's History
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/womenenc/womenenc.htm

Women in Sports

http://www.cbssports.com/u/kids/women/

More Resources

http://www1.center.k12.mo.us/EDTECH/resources/women.htm


 


Dr.Seuss

 
Interactive games
http://www.seussville.com//
http://www.seussville.com/games/
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/seuss.htm

Check out the Dr. Seuss art gallery
http://catinthehat.org//

Lesson Plans and activities
http://atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Dr__Seuss/

DR. SEUSS PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES:
http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/dr__seuss.html

Several of Dr. Seuss's beloved books are covered in these
student and class activities for elementary grades, includ-
ing "The Cat in the Hat", "The Foot Book", and "Green Eggs
and Ham". Find colorful and printable word family picture
cards, riddles, hats, and handwriting worksheets.

St.Patrick's Day

 
http://www.kidsturncentral.com/links/stpatslinks.htm

http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/patrick/
 


Spring

 
EASTER EGG LETTER MATCHING GAME:
http://www.kizclub.com/activities/eggmatch.pdf
Have your students color these alphabet eggs in bright
spring colors before cutting them out. Each top half of
the egg is then "cracked", or cut along a jagged line.
You will then mix them up, while your students have to
locate and match the correct lowercase to uppercase
letters; perfect for a spring time or Easter learning
activity in the kindergarten or first grade classroom.
For more advanced students, add phonics activities,
where they must match beginning letters to the "at"
family, for example.

THE STORY OF AN EGG MINI-BOOK PRINTABLE:
http://www.kizclub.com/Topics/animals/eggs.pdf
Perfect for spring, you can
print out this pictorial story of an egg hatching into
a chick. Your students will need to put the pictures
into the correct sequence in order to create their own
mini-books.

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/spring/index.htm
spring crafts, poetry, coloring pages, etc.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/easter/
spring craft ideas and worksheets to print out
username: clark, milford, or taylor (choose one username)
password:  mersk8
 

Earth Day

http://www.picadome.fcps.net/lab/currl/earth_day/default.htm#Online%20Activities

http://fun.familyeducation.com/earth-sciences/childrens-science-activities/32872.html?wtlAC=FE_Your-Child_0-6_2006-04-07,email-h

http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/earth.html

 

Memorial Day

 
Find information and Internet treasure hunts on Memorial Day
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson119.shtml/
Answer Key for treasure hunt
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/TM/lesson119_memorial_answers.shtml

Time for Kids article on Memorial Day
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/news/story/0,6260,109795,00.html

Find crossword puzzles (online and printables), online quizzes, etc.
http://www.usmemorialday.org/activities/
 

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