Festive Classroom Crafts: Christmas Themed Lesson Plans for Kids

With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect opportunity to bring some festive cheer into your classroom or home with these creative Christmas craft lesson plans. Designed for students from 1st to 6th grade, these activities from Quiq Labs, featured on reSourcePortal! (rePo!), are perfect for combining fun, learning, and holiday spirit.

1. Yonder, Christmas Yarns! (Grades 2nd – 6th)

This two-day project allows students to create unique Christmas ornaments using yarn and glue, enhancing creativity and fine motor skills.

2. Paper Chain Christmas Wreath (Grades 1st – 5th)

In this one-hour craft, students make festive wreaths from paper chains. It’s a great way to teach patterns, sequencing, and the joy of crafting.

3. Wreath-y for Christmas (Grades 3rd – 6th)

This one-hour activity involves creating a colorful Christmas wreath using tissue paper, glue, and pompoms, fostering artistic expression and color blending skills.

4. Christmas Popsicle House (Grades 2nd – 5th)

Students spend an hour constructing a gingerbread house from popsicle sticks, enhancing their fine motor skills and creativity. This project involves painting, cutting, and assembling, resulting in a delightful Christmas ornament.

Each lesson plan concludes with reflection, allowing students to share their experiences and insights. These crafts go beyond holiday fun; they are valuable opportunities for developing self-efficacy, self-management, and interpersonal skills.

Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, these engaging crafts promise to fill your festive season with joy and creativity.

Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!