Christmas Lesson and New Years Lesson Bundle


Check out these English Language Arts winter holiday activities! Included is a Christmas activity to help students practice their imagery in a fun and creative way, then there is a New Years activity for students to create a one pager about three growth mindset goals they create!

See the Product Description below for more details!


Print and digital versions available!

  • PDF
  • Google™ Slides
  • Compatible with Easel by TpT



Christmas figurative language just got more fun and engaging with this Christmas activity for middle school or high school students! Have your students practice imagery by analyzing the menus from their favorite restaurant and using it to help them create their own Christmas menu using imagery to describe their favorite Christmas food, beverages and desserts!

Lesson Pages:

1. Three pages of Teacher Directions

2. Warm-Up

  • Focuses on defining imagery, identifying the five senses and examples of descriptive words used to describe food.

3. Info Sheet detailing the types of imagery and the five senses.

  • Visual – Sight
  • Olfactory – Smell
  • Gustatory – Taste
  • Tactile – Touch
  • Auditory – Hearing
  • Kinesthetic – Movement
  • Organic – Emotion

4. List of 64 attention grabbing words to describe food, to help students create their menu!

  • Example words from list: tantalizing, exquisite, robust, decadent etc.

5. Worksheet for students to analyze the menu of their favorite restaurant, identifying examples of imagery and the sense(s) being appealed to

6. Rubric for students to use to create their own menu using imagery

7. Menu Templates

  • Students create their own menu describing their favorite Christmas foods, beverages and/or desserts using imagery!

There are three versions:

  1. Appetizer + Entree + Dessert men
  2. Beverage + Appetizer + Entree + Dessert menu
  3. Dessert ONLY menu

Each comes in:

  • Black and white
  • Version for students to color in and decorate
  • Multi-colored version

8. Rubric for each menu template



Looking for a Growth Mindset New Year goal activity? A one pager activity allows to students to create a single page creative and imaginative response to a text, prompt, concept, etc. Have your students set Growth Mindset New Year’s Resolutions and showcase them via an engaging and creative one pager!

Students will:

  • Learn the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset
  • The importance of having a growth mindset.
  • Create three growth mindset goals for the new year!

Lesson Pages:

1. Planning Sheet

  • Students learn the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset
  • Why it is important to have a growth mindset.
  • Examples of growth mindset goals to help them create 3 of their own!

2. One Pager Rubric

3. Seven One Pager templates students can use to create their one pager!

  • Digital versions of the templates are also included!

4. Nine Student Examples of One Pagers!


File Type: PDF & Google Slides

Editable: No

Content Pages: 52



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