December Ideas and Freebies

I am linking up with many wonderful second grade teachers to give you some ideas for the month of December.

December is always a fun and busy month with lots of crafts and writing.  Our first writing activity for the month is retelling a Christmas story.  

December is always a fun and busy month with lots of crafts and writing.  Our first writing activity for the month we read the Biggest Christmas Tree Ever by Steven Kroll.  Today we put the book together.  My students will practice retelling the story by writing complete sentences.  Flip books are a fun way to practice this important skill.  You can get a FREE copy of The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever by clicking here.

I have been teaching for many years and get tired of doing the same activities year after year.  I love surfing the web for new ideas.  I found this cute Santa Pete the Cat from School is a Happy Place.  You can get the pattern FREE.  Click here to get the pattern.

Of course, I need to think of an idea for our party in a few weeks.  I went shopping and bought items to make reindeer.  Now to decide which one to make for my students.

Here are some freebies that I have created over the years.  This year I made a new Roll & Cover dice game for my students.  They roll 2 dice and add the numbers together.  The first students to get all of their numbers covered up wins the game.  I made four versions of this game to share with you.  Click on the picture below for your FREE copy of Roll & Cover.

Here is a Christmas Freebie from my TPT store that includes identifying verbs, end punctuation, missing addends, comparing numbers, addition and subtraction with regrouping, and 2-step word problems.  Click on the picture below to get your FREE copy of Christmas Print and Go.

 Here is a math spiral review that reviews many second grade skills.  Click on the picture of Christmas Math for a FREE copy.

Task cards are another great way for students to review the skills they have learned.  You can put them in a center or post them around the room so the students can walk around the room to complete them.

I hope you can use some of these ideas in your classroom.  Head on over to Angela Olson's from Lucky Little Learners for more wonderful Christmas ideas.

Happy Holidays!


  1. I love your crafts and writing ideas!

  2. I love you cheery post packed with Christmas ideas!!! Thank you for sharing those wonderful games!

  3. So many great ideas here! Thanks for sharing so many fun math freebies! I'll be sharing them with my readers as well! :) Have a Merry Christmas!