The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with holiday-themed school supplies? Raymond Geddes has all of your holiday school supply needs. From holiday takes on classics like pens and pencils to fun toys and wearable goods, we're definitely in the holiday spirit. Check out our complete line of holiday school supplies, and get some ideas for holiday activities for the classroom below!
A Cultural Celebration
For students in a world cultures or social studies class, now is a great time to teach students how the holidays are celebrated in other parts of the world. It's also a great time to teach them research skills. Take students to the library and put them into groups. Each group should be responsible for finding information on holiday celebrations for a certain country or area of the world. Have students assemble their information into a visual like a slideshow or poster which they can then present to the class.
Get into Giving
Get students into the spirit of giving with this giving-themed classroom activities. You could organize a school-wide contest to see which class can donate the most to a local food drive. Or for a smaller activity, try a compliment-themed activity. Hand each student a paper with a list of names of every student in the class, with a space beside it to write a compliment about that student. Collect the compliments and compile them into one big list, and then read them aloud before the students go on winter break. This is a great way to boost self-esteem, and students will enjoy seeing the reactions their compliments have on fellow students. This activity will really teach kids that it's better to give than to receive, and is great for all age levels.