I don’t know about you, but my kiddos always have so much more energy and excitement this time of year! So my philosophy on this it to EMBRACE it!
I created a countdown to Christmas/Winter Break!
(After I made it, I realized my countdown was backward! LOL!)
It’s a muffin tin that is filled with little papers that have an “extra” thing to do for each day. Some things are simple. Some things aren’t really “extra” like Day 12 is our party on the last day. One day is making ornaments for their parents. Mostly things I would normally do, but the kiddos think it’s extra special!
It’s a lot of fun and after finding Rocky, our elf, it’s the first thing they ask about in the morning!
Since this post, I have created another post with several ideas for implementing this into your classroom. I’ve also created a free printable to go with it. Check out the new post here!