Are you looking for ideas on fun “off bench” activities to use in this Christmas season? Look no further! Today I’m going to share some of my favorite games and resources that I return to year after year along with tips for each one.
First, let me briefly share how I store my holiday games. We have to stay organized, right?
Storing Games (Both Hard-Copy and Digital)
(P.S. The A4 size is nice because if you laminate a letter size-sheet, the lamination makes it larger.)
It’s not a cheap way to store games as they’re almost $1 a piece, so I’m currently only storing my holiday-themed games in these. The rest of my games are stored in hanging files in a file drawer. (I’ll write a post on that another day!)
The digital files are stored in my cloud file manager.
From there, I name files for what they are. This allows me to see how many games, for example, I have, how many worksheets, etc.
Favorite Christmas-Themed Activities
In no particular order…
Holiday Rhythm Cups from Wendy Stevens at Compose Create.
This is a great way to have fun with rhythm in a unique and collaborative way. The set includes three songs in three levels: Deck the Halls, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and Joy to the World.
Check out a clip of my students having fun with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”