Classroom printables, activities & worksheets

Winter Holidays

Getting your classroom ready for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the rest of the winter holidays on the horizon? You're in luck! Our team of teachers from around the US has created winter holiday worksheets, activities, games, and more to make the holidays bright and merry — even if the temperatures outside are bitter cold! Celebrate the major calendar events in an inclusive manner with options for engaging students in multicultural ways.

What Holidays Are Celebrated in Winter?

If you want to get technical, winter begins in December on the Winter Solstice, also know as the shortest day of the year. And yet because the thermometer drops in much of the country well before the solstice, some consider Thanksgiving to be the start of the winter holidays. Other holidays that fall during the winter season include:
  • Christmas
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • New Year's Eve
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Lunar New Year
  • Valentine's Day
  • Read Across America Day

Celebrating Winter Holidays in the Classroom

Looking for the best ways to celebrate any (or all!) of the winter holidays? The Teach Starter team of teachers has created printable and digital options — many of which align to the curriculum — to bring the holiday spirit into your classroom. These themed resources can also display the students’ information in new ways around the classroom. This collection contains a variety of resources for all classrooms.

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