Holidays + Seasonal Archives - Elementary Education

8 Winter Writing Prompts That Will Warm Your Heart

It’s that time of year again! The snow is falling, the temperatures are dropping, and your students are getting antsy. Time to break out the winter writing prompts! These 8 writing prompts are sure to get your students’ creative juices flowing and warm their hearts all at the same time.…

11 Ideas for Christmas Around the World Traditions To Teach This Year

When it comes to teaching Christmas around the world traditions, the possibilities are endless! You can teach about traditions from all over the world, and there are so many great ones to choose from. In this blog post, we will highlight some of the best traditions to teach elementary students.…

Christmas in Australia: 10 Facts to Share With Kids

Christmas in Australia is a fun-filled unit you can do with your class in December. This presents a wealth of opportunities for comparing and contrasting celebrations in different places. Christmas in Australia Fact #1 1. Christmas in Australia falls during the summer. This is an interesting fact for kids because…

This Christmas Gift for Parents is a Keeper

If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful Christmas gift for parents or grownups in your classroom this year, this directed drawing calendar is the perfect solution! This easy-to-follow directed drawing tutorial will walk your child step by step through the process of creating twelve different designs, one for each…

15 Free Fall Writing Prompts for Elementary Students

Fall is a great time to get students writing. The leaves are changing color, the air is getting cooler, and there is a feeling of excitement in the air. Here are 15 free fall writing prompts for elementary students that you can use in your classroom! These prompts will help…

8 November Writing Prompts That Will Spark Conversation

November is a month of giving thanks, but it’s also a great time for writers to get creative–and November writing prompts can make it that much better! While many writing prompts around this time focus on Thanksgiving, there are plenty of other topics that can be explored. In this blog…

The 9 Best Halloween Books to Read In Your Classroom

I know schools tend to be all over the map when it comes to celebrating Halloween in the classroom. Some schools opt for Book Character Dress-Up Day, while others go full-fledged bobbing for apples-parties from the 90s. What you do is none of my business–but what is my business is…