By- Erika Semprun

With the holidays around the corner, what better way to celebrate than to incorporate fun activities in the classroom? Today, Santillana is bringing you three activities to share with your children or students.

1: Holiday Word Search Puzzle

Word searches are not only a great way to improve cognitive thinking, memory, and pattern recognition, they can also be quite festive. There are dozens of sites online to help teachers and parents create their own word puzzles for students or children. And the best part? Teachers and parents have the opportunity to feature whichever words they’d like—in this case, words that bring to mind the holiday spirit.

2: Arts and Crafts

Another fun way of incorporating the holidays in the classroom is having students create and decorate a symbol that, in their opinion, represents the holidays. Teachers can offer students stencils of snowflakes, reindeer, or other holiday-related symbols and have them cut and decorate the images as they please. This activity not only develops creativity, but it also encourages individuality.

3: Finish that Lyric

What’s one of the best parts of the holidays? The cheerful music perhaps! An exciting and festive game to play in the classroom is “Finish that Lyric” with holiday songs. Teachers offer students a line from a holiday song and the student who raises their hand first and complete the song correctly gets a point. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins a prize of the teacher’s choosing! This game is great for developing students’ memories and let’s face it, it’s really fun!

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