Christmas is such a fun season and it is hard not to let school slip by the whole month of December. The older the kids get the harder it seems to get. This is why we needed Fun Christmas Schooling Ideas for Upper Elementary!
Fun Writing Unit for Upper Elementary Students
See more information on this earlier.
December is a busy month. There is so many fun events and activities to attend. There’s many Christmas festivals and Church’s celebration for Christmas. However, from the start of the season with Thanksgiving all the way to New Year’s the ‘Holiday feel’ sets and kids (and adults lol) have a hard time getting things done – actually, getting anything done!
If you want to avoid the Holiday slide or get a couple weeks worth of homeschooling done in December, I’ve found that if we do themed and season related school work it goes much easier.
Fun Christmas Schooling Ideas for Upper Elementary
- Christmas related math
- Experiments with candy canes
- Writing about Christmas movies – lots of family friendly movies to choose from.
- Science about snowflakes – there’s great videos on this theme.
- Fun writing assignments about Christmas
FUN WITH MATH FOR CHRISTMAS
Use Math to make Art
MAKING CHRISTMAS STAR
A fun activity to during December.
Kids will have a blast making art and using Geometry to make a Christmas star. It is a printable activity. You can get it here.
FUN CHRISTMAS WRITING
Writing is one of those subjects that homeschool and school parents have a hard time with. If your child has a hard time with writing, you can see our guide on HOW TO GET KIDS TO LOVE WRITING!
However, during Christmas it can be easier to get kids to write. After all, which kid doesn’t like to write their Christmas list?
We’ve created a fun Christmas related journal for upper elementary students to keep students writing and having fun while doing it!
The Fun With A Message Christmas Journal also makes a perfect keepsake! Use it every year and see how your kids change their answers thru the years.
MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS CARD
The journal includes a little cursive handwriting practice and a template for students to make their own Christmas cards.
Other resources for upper elementary students: