Holidays Vivian | 30 Jan 2011 05:39 am

Looking For Christmas Printable Games to Use in These Days Before Vacation?

If your December is as busy as most people I know, then you will not have time to search high and low online for free Christmas printable games to use with your students. There are tons out there, some are better than others, but weeding through all that is available is a time killer. Finding some you can purchase that will not cost you an arm and a leg might be the time saver you need. The beauty is that once you have them, you never have to search again. This article will give you suggestions of the sorts of activities you should expect to find in one comprehensive package of kids educational Christmas activities.

Suggestion One:

Look to be sure the games and activities also include templates for bookmarks, rewards, gift cards, gift tags, brain teasers and things like that. These are not games, but you may end up using them more than the games! These make great teacher gifts. Print them out and laminate a holiday bookmark or homework pass and you have a simple gift for your students.

Suggestion Two:

A good Christmas printable games package will have a lot of pencil and paper activities. They can be mazes, or riddles, jokes, or strategy games two people can play. These work well as holiday homework in these last few days before vacation and as something to do in those moments they come into class, or the extra ten minutes before lunch. They also keep things quiet.

Suggestion Three:

If the product you are looking at claims they have writing prompts, take a look at them and make sure they are interesting enough for your grade level and not the same old ideas teacher tend to use year after year. You want to keep your students writing, and holidays should create some different themes or topics for you to use.

Suggestion Four:

Check to see if there are plenty of math games in the package as well as language base games. That gives you a chance to spread the activities over several subject areas. Again, make sure the difficulty levels match your needs.

Suggestion Five:

Look to see if there are any bonus materials being offered. Many of these materials that are sold and a downloadable ebook format offer a bonus book or two as an incentive. Make sure the bonus being offered is something you will be able to put to good use. One excellent bonus for a game package would be blank game templates so you can custom design some of your own games. Another good one is some group activity games that can be used with the entire class. Sometimes with holiday game packages there will be a bonus with the historical background information, or brain teasers.

These are just a few suggestions of things to look for when you save yourself some time and just flat out buy a holiday game package. Your students will enjoy the professional quality that these Christmas printable games have and you will enjoy how easy it is to just go to your computer and click on and activity and print it out!

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