One thing that has always been synonymous with December and the holiday season for me, is writing. Think about it. As kids, we write letters to Santa asking for a new Barbie, toy car, or whatever else. Then as we get older the act of writing becomes more rote. We write grocery lists for those holiday parties, to-do lists for those tedious winter lessons (that have to be fun and educational), and Christmas cards.
Writing can seem like a chore, especially in this day in age when everything is becoming digital. It has always been a goal to instill a love of writing in students. To keep writing fun I have found a little thing called craftivity. You would be surprised how often I have to explain what a craftivity is. It basically is what it sounds like, a craft with an activity. This activity can be a writing activity, math activity, etc. The point is to make writing FUN! The winter holidays is the perfect time to squeeze in some fun writing craftivities!
Snowman Writing Craft
A perfect craftivity, or craft activity for these winter months is Build A Snowman Writing and Craftivity. This huge pack is jammed full of different options for writing formats. Included are over 20 different winter-themed writing papers, with four prompts. Each comes in different formats suitable for both younger and older grades.
If you are looking for more of an interactive method, this also comes with templates to actually “build” a snowman. Each part of the snowman is actually a flap that reveals students writing underneath. There are many different options to accessorize the snowmen!
You can create full-sized snowmen or shrink them to make mini snowmen! Either way, you will be able to make an awesome-looking winter bulletin board that is cute AND displays your students writing!
If you are looking for another fun writing activity for winter, check out my post: Teaching Cinquains Using the Winter Season!
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