Christmas Crafts for the Classroom

Featured, Math, Winter Holidays

We love Christmas in the classroom!  It is easily our favorite time of year but it definitely comes with its challenges.  December brings a lot of hyper students who are out of their normal routines.  In our experience, our students are more engaged with our lessons when we embrace the holiday season instead of trying to avoid it.  That is why we created low-prep Christmas crafts that let our students practice Math and ELA skills!

Our Christmas crafts are perfect for the 1st and 2nd Grade classroom!  Your students will enjoy cutting, pasting, and matching to create unique Christmas themed projects.  While you’ll enjoy that they can be easily differentiated to meet the needs of all learners in your classroom.   Plus you can use their finished products as classroom decorations and bulletin board displays!

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What standards do these Christmas crafts cover?

We’ve aligned these crafts to the Common Core Standards for First Grade and Second Grade.  You can be confident that your students will get the practice they need to master these important skills!

The ELA crafts include:

  • Sorting pictures by digraph
  • Identifying -ell words
  • Counting and sorting syllables in multisyllabic words
  • Reading and writing words with s blends

The Math crafts include:

  • Time to 5 minute intervals
  • Skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, and100s
  • 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, whole
  • Counting money
  • Solving addition problems to 10
  • Identifying even and odd numbers
  • Decomposing numbers with addition

Which crafts are included?

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Christmas ELA Crafts for 1st Grade

  • Oh Digraph Tree
  • Word Family Bell
  • Santa’s Syllable Sleigh
  • S blend Stocking

Christmas Math Crafts for 1st Grade

  • Reindeer Make Ten
  • Holly Addition
  • Even & Odd Christmas Trees
  • Santa’s “Counting By” Stockings

Christmas Math Crafts for 2nd Grade

  • “Hour” Christmas Wreath
  • Counting by 100’s Candy Cane
  • Christmas Gift Fractions
  • Counting Money with Santa

While you are planning for Christmas in your classroom, make sure to check out our post on our favorite mess-free Christmas craft: Mess-Free Snowmen Ornaments.

If you prefer Winter themed crafts for the classroom, check out our post on Winter Math Crafts for First Grade!

Happy Holidays!!! We would love to see images of these cute crafts in your classroom! Send us an email at [email protected] with your pictures or tag us on social media. ?


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Hi, we're Kelly and Stephanie, 2 teacher besties from Buffalo, NY. We love collaborating and creating hands on, engaging materials for all learners. Thanks for stopping by!

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