Winter Wonderland

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The winter season is upon us. Bring on the cold wind, fresh snow, and soothing hot chocolate. Grab your snowsuits and build a snowman during the day. Curl up by the fire with a great book and enjoy those blustery evenings indoors. Get into the spirit of this magical season with these great winter-themed lesson ideas.

Social Studies

Find out how people all around the world celebrate this cold season. What is the climate like? How are the holidays celebrated? What are some different traditions and pastimes? Explore different sports and activities that only happen this time of year. Stay warm and active with great winter-themed games, like sledding, snowshoeing and building snowmen.

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Science

Bring outside STEAM-based experiments indoors with winter-themed activities. Winter is a time of change. We see the temperature drop and liquid turn to solid. Conduct an experiment to teach about changes in states of matter. Watch ice grow by placing an unopened bottle of water in the freezer to get it nice and cold, but still a liquid. Then, pour it over a container filled with ice. Create a frozen bubble by placing it in the freezer for 30 minutes, either on a plate or on the wand.

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Language Arts

This season, put on a holiday concert. This could include just the classroom or the entire school. Start by writing a winter or holiday-themed script. Make sure to include many different characters. Have at least three different scenes. Write out production notes, scene details, and the dialog for each character. Put on the play for parents or the entire school. Show your creative side, or choose from our selection of ready-made Christmas-themed concerts.

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