Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Lights and Freebies!


Christmas lights are so magical to me. I just love them.  You can get away with pretending they are just decorative lights when they are in a pretty ball or something- and keep that magic all year long.
I  love about turning them on and seeing them shine.

I shared this post two years ago, and I wanted to share it again in case you didn't see it, because this first activity is still one of my all time favorites. It's magical! I updated all the links so they work.

I used this fabulous Christmas Lights Pattern by Meredith Fitzhenry that she shared at her TPT store.  Thank you, Meredith!
Christmas lights pattern work sheet 1
I enlarged it 200 times and printed it on 11x17 paper.
I wrote secret sight words on each paper with a white crayon.  There are some on the paper above and you didn't even know it!   I made each paper different, and the children could watercolor however they wanted.  They loved this!  I got lots of "I love you's!" after this activity, so I knew it was a winner.  My kids love any kind of secret messages. Who doesn't?!






After the children discovered their secret words and read them to me, they wrote them on their paper.


I also enlarged Meredith's paper not quite so big and made some number papers for my little ones who still need some number recognition practice.

We followed this activity up by closing the shades and reading this sweet book that lights up.


 Here are some other fun Christmas light crafts I found!

These sponge painted Christmas lights are from No Time for Flash Cards.

Meet the Dubiens shared these adorable thumbprint Christmas lights.

 

Motherhood on a Dime shared this sweet activity! YES I do have an old Lite Brite. The kids would love this.
Remember light bright toys?  Here's a cool minimal prep time activity

Here are some other TPT Christmas light freebies you may like!


This Christmas Light Pattern Sheet is by BB Kidz. This would be a fun center or morning work lesson.
Christmas Light Pattern Freebie /Part of my FUN Math Stati

I like this Number Order Christmas Lights activity by MK Bolinder.
Number Order Christmas Light CenterNumber Order Christmas Light CenterNumber Order Christmas Light Center

Fa La La La Lights is a fun ordering number activity by Kim Berger. She also included some Christmas light ten frames.
Fa La La La Lights
Fa La La La LightsFa La La La LightsFa La La La Lights

FlapJack Educational Resources shared a Smartboard Activity called Comparing Groups Christmas Style.  I can't wait to try it.  What a fun way to teach greater than and less than!
Comparing Groups (Christmas Style) Smart Board Game - FREEComparing Groups (Christmas Style) Smart Board Game - FREEComparing Groups (Christmas Style) Smart Board Game - FREE
I love this cute Christmas Tree Light Match Up Activity from Love to Learn.
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This Christmas Kindness Bulletin Board by Miss DeCarbo would be so such a sweet bulletin board.
Christmas Kindness {Freebie}Christmas Kindness {Freebie}


This cute  Christmas Lights Alphabet Bingo game is from Maddie M.
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Mrs. Hoffer's Spot has some great sight word lights with her Find the Ornaments Game.
Find the Ornaments {A Differentiated Sight Word Game}Find the Ornaments {A Differentiated Sight Word Game}

This Colorful Christmas Lights paper from Made By Teachers would be another great morning work activity.  My kids still need some practice with their color words.

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Mrs. Quinn has this great I See Christmas Lights Emergent Reader.
I See Christmas Lights Emergent ReaderI See Christmas Lights Emergent ReaderI See Christmas Lights Emergent Reader
Here is another cute reader called Green Light, Green Light, What Do You See? from Teaching Preschoolers.
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Look at these cute tangled lights cupcakes from I Am Baker. I may even be able to make those!
Thank you for stopping by!  


Christmas Lights

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing all of these ideas! I just downloaded Christina's BB template - it will be perfect for Friday afternoon! Enjoy your week...it's almost Friday! Jen

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  2. Hi! I used these lesson 2 years ago and will use it again this week. Does regular paper work best or tag? My co-teacher and I were discussing this and I remembered using tag and it worked. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Hi! I just use regular paper but if you have tag or card stock, that would probably work even better! Thanks so much for writing!

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