Christmas Activities for Middle School & Elementary HomeSchool

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As you may know, our family takes a long break between Thanksgiving & Christmas.  We didn’t work on formal academics. Instead, I tied our Advent & Christmas activities into our homeschool to inspire a love of learning.  Today, I’m sharing super-fun Christmas activities for middle school and elementary school.

If you’re still doing those workbooks, take a BREAK!  Your kids deserve it and so do you. Use a few of these Christmas activities next week.

Christmas Activities for Middle School

Christmas Writing Activities

  1. Helping write our annual Christmas letter
  2. Writing thank you notes for your gifts 
  3. Copywork – Copy Christmas carols, Luke 2 or Matthew 1, 12 Days of Christmas
    You can find this information in our Christmas Celebrations package.

Christmas Math Activities

  1. Baking cookies, bread, candies – measuring
  2. Selling pumpkin bread & chocolate chip cookies – business / profits
  3. Buying gifts for missionary families – budgeting
  4. Buying gifts for other family members – budgeting / making choices

Christmas History for Kids

  1. German Christmas – St. Nicholas, Boniface
  2. Swedish Christmas – St Lucia
  3. Mexican Christmas – Las Posadas
  4. Colonial Christmas – American Christmas, Revolutionary War at Winter

Christmas Science Activities

  1. Chemistry – Baking Christmas cookies, bread, candies
  2. Biology – Study trees
  3. Physical or Chemical Changes – Baking, cooking, cardmaking

Christmas Art Activities

  1. 
Handmade Christmas Cards – color theory, patterns, design
  2. Family Photos – photography, design, color
Christmas Activities for Middle School

Christmas Reading Activities

  1. Reading Christmas books independently – Variety of reading levels below
    Best Christmas Pageant Ever
    A Christmas Carol
    American Girl Christmas books
    Kirsten’s Surprise
    (St. Lucia)
    Molly’s Surprise (World War 2 Christmas)
    Addy’s Surprise (Civil War Christmas)
    Felicity’s Surprise (Colonial Christmas)
    Samantha’s Surprise (Victorian Christmas)
  2. Reading aloud Christmas books – Books that are good discussion starters:
    Jotham’s Journey
    Best Christmas Pageant Ever
    A Christmas Carol
    The Gift of the Magi
  3. Narrate &/or journal about books being read
  4. Copy sections of books being read

Christmas Music Activities

  1. Practicing Christmas carols on the piano
  2. Christmas caroling as a family

Which one of these Christmas activities for middle school will you use with your students?

To get more ideas as you integrate Christmas into your homeschool…to encourage a love of learning during the holidays, I’m offering for a limited time, my Christmas Unit Study. You’ll get practical and easy ideas in Writing, Reading, History, Science and much more.

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