Thematic Unit: The North Pole

Is there anything more magical than the North Pole? I love to bring a little of the North Pole magic into my classroom using this great thematic unit featuring Santa and his Reindeers!

Kids love having Reindeer Day, Elf Day, Jingle Bell Day, Santa Day, and of course North Pole Day (Polar Express Day).

Everything you need to bring in the magic is included in our North Pole Thematic Unit. (Enhanced by it's companion Polar Express Unit). And even better, with all of our thematic units the academic learning is not put on hold for the holidays, rather academics are enhanced with holiday fun!

The first place to begin is the block center and the dramatic play center, from there Christmas simply spills throughout the room!



Great Themes are Based in Quality Literature


There are many fun books that I love to read my students, here are a few with affiliate links.

I love showing some of the cute videos that remind me of my childhood. Best of all they are short, for short attentions spans and easy to access on youtube.


And of course we have to sing old favorites like this one from nancymusic.com.

Or this classroom favorite by singlish.com


Our thematic unit is packet is stuffed with art activities. Construct (creating with paper) is a great way to get STEM in your classroom. As kids learn how to design, cut and fit pieces together, their spacial reasoning is greatly developed.

Who doesn't love to draw Santa. This easy child-friendly guided drawing lesson makes a great portfolio page, card, or drawing.

Who doesn't love to draw Santa. This easy child-friendly guided drawing lesson makes a great portfolio page, card, or drawing.

I love this original song I wrote many, many years ago, kids love it every year. This poster is included among this great Thematic Unit.

I love this original song I wrote many, many years ago, kids love it every year. This poster is included among this great Thematic Unit.

 
 

Our North Pole thematic unit is filled with cross-curricular academic learning. You can purchase this unit below at our store, or visit our store at Teacher's Pay Teachers.



Thematic Unit: The North Pole

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I loved this product. I didn't have enough time to use all the materials. I will be using this for years to come! -Kelsie Y.
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Very cute and creative! I love the fun games the students can play. What a great way to get them out of their seats and have hands on fun! - Denise S.
Loved all the great activities in this unit for our math and reading centers. - Seeds
My son and I loved this unit. Fun and educational. 
Very well put together unit! Thanks :)

Table of Contents

Literacy Activities:

Present Rhyming: Producing Rhyming Words

Baking With Mrs. Claus: Letters:  Increasing Alphabet Letter Naming Fluency

Baking With Mrs. Claus:Words:  Increasing Alphabet Letter Naming Fluency 

Ornament Crackdown: Fluently Naming Alphabet Letter Sounds

Park a Reindeer: Distinguishing between similarly spelled words.

Santa’s Bag: Matching Beginning Sounds

Math Activities:

Buying Ornaments: Counting Pennies to Equal a Given Amount

The Elf Challenge: Comparing Numbers

Reindeer Games: Ordering In An Ordinal Sequence

Present Panic: Naming Numbers 1-20

North Pole Number Hunt: Writing Numerals Matching Quantities

Elf Roll: Matching Quantity with Numbers

Kitchen Activities:

Reindeer Snack

Peppermint Dough

Graham Cracker Reindeer

Songs and Fingerplays:

Here is the Chimney

Old Santa

Santa and the Elves

Santa Says Ho Ho Ho

Writing Prompts/Word Wall:

The North Pole

All About Elves & Reindeer

Dear Santa

North Pole Word Wall

Art Projects

Christmas Tree Collage

Paint A Reindeer

Become Santa’s Elf

Reindeer Hat

Shape Santa

Draw a Reindeer

You’ve Been Framed

Guided Reading Books

The North Pole