Hey, y'all. Do you find that each year your students have a bigger case of "the gimmes" during the holidays?

I feel like each year, my students' wish lists get more and more pricey. That's why I've started implementing the 12 Days of Giving in our classroom.


I hang up a string in the room and attach these cards to them with clothes pins. Each day for the 12 school days leading up to winter break, we turn a card over and show kindness to others by completing the directions on the card.

Some cards are more detailed than others. One day, students may simply give a smile to someone. Other days, students will decorate cookies for school staff members. The best parts are that students learn the beauty of giving to others and you can choose when to do certain tasks.

For instance, I usually have students pass out cookies on Friday. And I plan card making days for times I know I'll have the supplies we need.

You can get a free copy of these cards by clicking here. Have a wonderful season of giving and stay sweet.