Christmas Themed Activities for the Elementary Computer Lab
Here are Christmas themed activities for the elementary computer lab to keep your students working on technology skills in the computer lab ahead of the Christmas holiday.
We’re going to do a whole series of guides for holiday themed computer lab activities this year. Keep your eye out for more holiday activity posts as the year goes on!
Christmas Tech Skills Activities for All Grades
The Christmas Coding Challenge
This site features Beginner, Comfortable and Advanced options. Everyone will find something they can do whether they are ready for coding basics or Python.
There are over 1 million Kahoot games tagged for Christmas. Anything from Christmas trivia to Christmas-themed math and ELA practice can be found!
Christmas Activities Bundle
I put together a Christmas Tech Skills Activities for the Computer Lab Bundle that has something for everyone, K-5. This includes:
- 3 Keyboard Shortcuts Digital Games
- Guided Research Project – Christmas Around the World
- Presentation Projects – Christmas Around the World
- Digital Coding Activities
- Digital Phonics
- Digital Pixel Art
- CVC Words Secret Picture Tiles
- Coding Quest Board Game Reindeer
- Digital Hundreds Charts
- Digital Spreadsheets Mystery Pictures
- Ugly Sweater Glyph and Animation Project
If you would like students to work on technology skills while doing fun Christmas themed activities in the computer lab, this bundle is for you!
Primary Christmas Activities
Christmas Games to practice Tech Skills on Digipuzzle.net and ABCya
There are currently 90 games tagged in the Christmas category on digipuzzle.net and another 8 games featured on ABCya. The games are a mix of academic content and tech skills, making them perfect practice for our youngest students.
Turn Your Class Into Elves ElfYourself
ElfYourself lets students paste a photo of their face onto an animated elf body. They can then type a short greeting and watch their elf dance.
Middle Elementary Christmas Activities
Acrostic Poems Gifs
Have students use PicCollage (or PicKids for younger students) to create an acrostic poster on a word related to Christmas. Next, have your students use an app like Lumyer to layer on falling snow or other holiday effect. Then they save their creation as a movie or an animated gif!
Christmas ASCII Art Challenges
Have your students attempt some Christmas images with ASCII. ASCII artwork is created with the symbols and characters that you have available to you on your computer keyboard.
Upper Elementary Christmas Activities
More Christmas Coding
Students can work on their coding skills with Santa Tracker, or by programming a winter story or game on Scratch.
Augmented Reality Projects
Use 3dbear, an iOS App or another augmented reality creation tool to let students layer virtual representation over real spaces. They can create their own winter scene, add virtual props to a Christmas play or create whatever else they can think of!
For 39 years, PNC has calculated the prices of the 12 gifts from the classic song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The PNC Christmas Price Index® remains a whimsical holiday tradition. After taking a look around you can send your students into Sheets to make some graphs with the information.
Bonus! Middle/High School Activity Ideas
Try The Merry Merry Breakout or Fun with a Holiday Flip Hunt.
Create a Christmas Choose Your Own Adventure Story with inkle
inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills with creative writing.
I hope this helps you keep your students busy during December!