I do centers in my classroom all year long, but I love switching up activities during the holidays. Center activities are a great way to teach students about holidays throughout the year. You will definitely want to add these 5 special ed centers for Christmas in your rotation this year!
Christmas Sorting Mats
The first Christmas center I want to share with you are these FREE Christmas sorting mats! You can find these in the Simply Free Library- click HERE to get your password. There are several variations of these sorting mats so you can use them all holiday season!
Christmas Matching Cards
The next Christmas center I’m using this year are these Christmas matching cards. These are also FREE in the Simply Free Library! Two levels come with this activity- picture to picture matching and picture to word matching. These are perfect for an independent center!
Christmas Adapted Books
Christmas adapted books are another great center for the holidays. You can find one free Christmas adapted book in the Simply Free Library. There are also bundles of digital and print Christmas adapted books in the Simply Special Ed Shop! Shop the bundle HERE. I like to use adapted books in my teacher run or para run centers!
Christmas Visual Recipes
A fun Christmas center to add to your rotation this holiday season are visual recipes. You can find a free Cinnamon Ornaments visual recipe here. We do recipe Fridays in my classroom, and my students love it! Recipes are a great way to practice following a task sequence, fine motor skills, trying new foods, and much more! You can find a bundle of visual recipes HERE.
December Vocabulary Unit
The 5th Christmas center I’m using in my special ed classroom is the December Monthly Vocabulary Unit. There are lots of holiday themed activities in this unit that you can incorporate into your centers. There are activities like file folders, flashcards, bingo, clipcards, and more! You can find the December vocabulary unit HERE.
Christmas and the holidays are one of my favorite seasons in my special ed classroom. Try these centers in your classroom this year! What Christmas centers do you use in your classroom? If you want more holiday ideas check out this blog post!