Finding specific holiday activities for middle school children is my coolest idea ever. The kids get to enjoy themselves during the holiday break and express their creativity. It is hard to come up with holiday custom activities that will keep kids' minds active while also giving you a brief reprieve from the business of school holidays. To help you do so, here is a list of holiday activities for Middle School Students.
1. Gingerbread Design Competition
This is a perfect holiday activity for students in the middle school grade level, but they'll require your help. Ensure you bake before the tournament to save time. Have this essential holiday game to develop their creative and time-management abilities. Gather these following supplies, and get baking:
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2. Christmas Dice Game
Get a die or make a DIY die for this activity. Assign each number on the die to an action on the dice game board. Allow your middle school student to write exciting ideas on the dice board. This video explains how to create a die game board.
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3. Ice Skating
Ice skating requires a lot of movement. Therefore, a heavy coat is not essential. If the rink isn't too cold, you may get by with only a sweater or light fleece, but if it is, layer up. Here is a helpful video for your middle school student!
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4. Festive Play Dough
Making the playdough and exchanging between themselves are fun holiday activities for middle school students. Moulding the Playdough enhances creativity, physical fitness, hand-eye coordination, and tiny muscle control. This helpful tutorial will help your middle school students learn how to mould play dough objects!
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5. Bananagrams Word Games
The infinite combinations of Bananagrams guarantee never-ending fun. Your middle school students may use their tiles to create words like a crossword puzzle. Have the kids follow this puzzle guide to understand these holiday word games.
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6. Sled Racing
Your student will enjoy the experience of sliding downhill over snow on a sled. It's a perfect festive activity! The weather and ground level determine when and how to sled. Get a friction board and a fitting costume ready for sledding. Here are some safety tips while sledding!
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Learning and executing code are helpful holiday research activities. Introduce your middle school student to coding. It will improve their problem-solving skills, plus they can experience this via virtual learning. Get them to create cards or simple music with code! This step-by-step tutorial will help students master basic HTML.
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8. Card Crafting
Encourage your middle school students to express love to their family and friends this holiday season by making holiday cards. Have them exchange their cards and make each other smile in the spirit of the season.
- design paper
Here is a helpful video to get your middle school students creative!
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9. Holiday Movies
My favorite holiday tradition is settling with the kids and watching some movies. Seeing a festive movie helps to create the festive mood. This is one of the hard-to-forget holiday experiences for students. Here is a list of movies for your middle schoolers!
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10. Holiday Wreaths
Make the holiday season exciting for your middle school students by making a holiday decorations like a wreath. Have thread, scissors, and flowers prepared for your students. Here is a helpful tutorial for designing a beautiful wreath.
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11. Christmas Carol Singing
Singing a carol song brings holiday cheer for all. The jolly sound of their voices singing a classic winter holiday song is sure to lift everyone's spirits. You could have your very own holiday concert in your classroom. Here is a list of carol songs for your middle school students.
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12. Holiday-Themed Scavenger Hunt
Have your students compete to find holiday-themed things or complete other holiday activities for middle school students in scavenger hunts. You may go on a candy cane search or sing a few "Jingle Bells" bars to get into the holiday spirit. Use these riddles to plan a scavenger hunt for your middle school students!
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13. Holiday Baking Cookies
Cookies are simple, delicious, and enjoyable to make. Get your aprons ready and get baking their favorite holiday food! Work with your students closely to ensure they're safe, and follow these steps to make sumptuous cookies!
You'll only need:
- all-purpose flour
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14. Christmas Tree Decoration
This is one of the most important fun holiday activities for middle school, as what is Christmas without a tree? Have your middle school student decorate the Christmas tree. Prepare materials such as modeling trees, design/construction papers, colors, thread, and scissors. Use this video as a guide!
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15. Reindeer Food
Make reindeer food a fun holiday project for your middle school students. Put the raw oats, red and green sprinkles, etc., into a basin large enough for the job. Here is a tutorial to help make reindeer food!
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16. Festive Sweater Knitting
You may ask your students to according to a festive holiday sweater theme. The fun part of knitting is that you get to wear whatever you knit. It only requires yarn and knitting needles. This tutorial will help them through their knitting!
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17. Snowman Making
Do you wanna build a snowman? Take your middle schoolers outside to have some fun! Playing in the snow and making a snowman sparks imagination and creativity. This tutorial will assist you in creating the ideal snowman!
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Tubing is an excellent outdoor activity for your middle school student to breathe fresh air and appreciate nature. It's a fun adventure that your middle-schooler will enjoy! Here are some simple tubing tips!
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19. Fort Building
Have your middle school students make a fort out of blankets and pillows. You can also build a fort that is also useful as a shelter from the sun on a picnic. Here is a helpful guide to making an excellent fort.
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20. DIY Gift Wrapping
Get your gift-wrapping station out of storage and work with your students to wrap as many gifts as possible. Let them decorate each other's gift items. This video will serve as a guide! Provide gift-wrapping materials for your middle school student like:
- measuring tape
- wrapping paper
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21. Paper Trees
What's Christmas without beautiful trees all over the class and rooms? This inexpensive holiday activity requires pieces of paper, dominant colors, gum, etc. Supervise your students closely and get cutting. Here is a step-by-step tutorial for your middle school student!
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22. Painting Pictures
Painting fosters creativity in everyone that does it. It is one of the best holiday activities for middle school students that requires little or no supervision. You can ask your middle schooler to paint any image that comes to mind. Provide the materials below:
- painting brush
This tutorial will be helpful!
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23. Zoo Trips
Seeing a lion roar will be a terrific experience for your middle school students. The zoo may look scary because of the wild animals. No worries! These safety tips will prepare them for this particular experience.
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24. Holiday Charades Games
Your student will have a great time playing this hilarious coherent board game. For students, charade concepts remove the element of surprise and fun questions. Use this guide to play this game!
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