Last year when my son was in 2nd grade, I was asked to organize the winter holiday party. The idea that I came up with involved 5 stations where small groups of students created projects and participated in activities relating to different winter holidays. Each group of students spent about 15 minutes or so at each table and then rotated.
Here is a small list of details about the stations we had. At the end of this post, I’ve attached a free PDF of the entire lesson plan for each station as well as sign up sheets to send home to parents. You’re welcome! (wink!)
Station 1. Students read the story ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas and then made Christmas Trees from Popsicle Sticks.
Station 2. Students played The Dreidel game with M&M’s and Skittles.
Station 3. Students made woven Kwanzaa placemats from construction paper.
Station 4. Students drew a picture and wrote about their New Year’s Resolution.
Station 5. Students decorated sugar cookies and then enjoyed their treats!
Here is a detailed list, as promised. Happy Holidays, enjoy!