This is the time of year for lessons on gratitude and generosity, holiday cheer and happiness, and what better way to spread those ideas than with a class Secret Santa activity.
Every year about this time, when I taught elementary school, I would have my sixth graders partake in a Secret Santa activity. We would run our Secret Santas for two weeks before revealing them at our class Christmas party.
The first thing I would do is explain the rules. There weren’t a whole lot of rules to the festivities. In my class, students were required to give two gifts per week, but gifts did not require any money to be spent. They could gift class dollars, the promise of fulfilling class jobs in the new year, a sweet note, or anything along those lines. Of course they were also allowed to gift candy, treats, soda, books, school supplies, toys, etc. Secondly, they just couldn’t tell anyone their Secret Santa identity.
The Big Reveal
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I hope you have a marvelous time celebrating the holidays with your students.
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