February is jam-packed with holidays and short on actual days. It can be hard to fit it all in–especially if you’re feeling low on energy. There are still plenty of effortless ways to have fun in your classroom this February. Planning fun activities doesn’t have to be extra work. Here are 5 effortless classroom activities to try out this February.
The Winter Olympics takes place February 4th-20th! It is an exciting time and always a wonderful learning opportunity. I have a free “All About the Winter Games” download for you to use with your class to kick off learning about the games!
Here’s a few videos to introduce the Winter Olympics to your class that pair well with this freebie!
- Winter Olympics Facts for Kids
- Complete List of Winter Olympic Sports
- The Olympics (Read along–not specific to winter but still great info!)
Click and Color
During busy times where students focus isn’t quite there, I find that spending time on review is better than attempting to teach something new. Make review fun with this activity I call Click and Color. Simply print the emoji heart recording sheet for each student. Then, display the clickable page on your Smartboard or Interactive Whiteboard.
Clicking on a heart reveals a question. There are 12 questions included so there’s no prep involved! However, if you’d like to add your own questions, there is a editable version included, too!
Check out this super fun, no prep resource here! CLICK AND COLOR and check out this video for how to use it.
Incorporate movement into your students’ day with this activity that gets students responding to questions by standing, sitting or putting hands on their hips. This resource includes 25 different questions + an editable slide to add your own!
Memory games have become a classroom favorite! The February Memory Games will be all the fun you need in your classroom this year! These are not your traditional “memory”. It’s a cross between Photo Hunt (or Spot the Difference) and a Hidden Picture.
First, you display the scene. Students will study the scene for a couple of minutes. They are trying to remember every detail that they can about what is going on.
After students have studied the picture, flip to the questions page to see how much your students can recall. This is perfect for working on attention to detail, focus, vocabulary and more!
Digital Libraries have been a lifesaver for online learning days. But, they can most definitely be used for in person learning as well! This collection of February books is perfect for incorporating into your classroom as a listening center or whole class activity! It includes a free listening response page!
Looking for more activities to use in February? Check out this post (with freebies!)