I am so excited to share a friend’s product with you today!
I am one of those teachers who refuses to let holidays mean that my kids stop learning. I’m stubborn like that :) Instead, I do whatever I can to incorporate learning into the holiday.
If you’re looking for a game that’s sure to keep your kids reading and building background knowledge even on those last few days before break (with little prep for you!) be sure to check out the Ho, Ho, Ho! Holiday Trivia Game from The Extra Energetic Educator.
The game comes with 36 trivia cards and even extra cards to add your own questions. She suggests keeping them in an envelope, which is normally how I store my center games, but I decided to try a Santa hat for this one to add the fun factor!
To play, kids draw a card and write down their answer on this recording sheet.
One of the other students plays the “Expert” and checks the answer on the answer key (included). If they get it right, they get to keep the card.
If, by chance, students draw a Ho, Ho, Ho card, all of the players say, “Ho, Ho, Ho!”- which I know my students will LOVE.
One of the things I love most about this game is its versatility. I plan on using it as suggested with my small groups on the day before break. (They’ll see it as a game, but it’s still great reading practice!) Next year, if I’m back in the classroom, this would make a great game for the whole class to play at our winter party- either drawing out the cards, or by posting the trivia cards around the room and letting kids go find them and write down as many answers as they can. (Of course, the one who got the most would win some sort of prize!)
Some of these were easy- and some were tough, even for me, to remember! It would be a fun challenge for your kids and an easy-prep Christmas party game, so be sure to stop by The Extra Energetic Educator’s TpT store and check it out! :)
You can also read some of the other great “swap” reviews here!
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