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Holiday Craft Activities

Lesson Planning ChannelIt's the season of gift giving -- and gift making! This week, Education World offers ten fun activities for creating holiday crafts and gifts that will put everyone into the holiday spirit! Included: Activities that have students making holiday stockings, picture frames, cards shaped like Christmas trees, and much more!


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What's your favorite holiday memory? Decorating a Christmas tree? Lighting menorah candles? Baking holiday cookies? For many people, their most precious holiday memories are the times they spent making homemade holiday crafts and gifts with their families and friends.

Why not brighten up your holidays with ten super craft activities to celebrate the season? Below you will find descriptions of those activities. Click any headline for a complete teaching resource!

Gather your materials and let the creations begin!

A Musical Holiday Gift
A CD song collection by your students makes a great gift for any holiday. (Grades PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

5-Minute Mug Cake
An easy recipe makes a great holiday gift for kids to give. Best of all, it's chocolate! (Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Christmas-Tree-Shaped Poem Cards
Students create holiday cards with poems in the shape of a Christmas tree. The poems tell how students will spread joy this holiday season. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Patchwork Paper Stockings
Students create holiday stockings from construction paper and pieces of wrapping paper cut into squares. (Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8)

Christmas Handprint Wreath and Other Holiday Hand Crafts
Students create fun, decorative holiday crafts using hand patterns. (Grades K-2, 3-5)

Homemade Holiday Gift Tags
Students can make their own tags for gifts. (Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8)

Frame It!
Students make decorative picture frames for holiday gifts. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Holiday Bookmarks
Students create bookmarks with a holiday theme. (Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8)

Shiny Snowflake Ornaments
Students make holiday ornaments shaped like snowflakes. (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

Something Special Gift Certificate
Students make a gift certificate, offering to do something special for a family member, neighbor, or friend. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Tissue Paper Bows
Students create holiday gift bows using tissue paper! (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

Decorative Gift Boxes
Students use different materials to decorate boxes for gifts. (Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8)


From the Education World Library

Don't miss Education World's December Holidays archive page. There you will find dozens of ideas for teaching about the holidays as well as craft activities, resources, and more.

Lois Lewis


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