Two holiday projects for grades 2-8–for Thanksgiving or Christmas–in the desktop publishing tool of your choice:
- A flier to celebrate a holiday event
- A greeting card to spread wishes for a happy holiday season
Greeting cards are easy enough for second graders–even early readers. Using MS Publisher, pick a template, add a picture to personalize, add their name–and they’re done. It takes about 15 minutes. Kids always feel great about creating these greeting cards:
Here are other card templates you can use if you don’t have Publisher (it’s a rather expensive program). Try MS Word, Open Office, or an online template like Avery:
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.