All those fabulous Nutcracker projects created in pre-k/kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd & 4th grade, and 5th & 6th grade left some students extra time at the end of class. So I prepared a variety of worksheets and activities to keep them occupied if they finished early.
Activities that I created – Download them all for FREE:
The favorite for the older kids was a maze that I hand-drew:
There were four levels of word searches. The first two were created for 1st & 2nd grade, the easiest one having words that only go horizontally. The words come directly from the stories of the Nutcracker that I told them. Each of the word searches come with a solution key!
The word searches for the older kids also had a glossary that could be printed on the back.
COLORING WITH SHAPES
Some children also enjoyed completing the shape coloring page that I created for the preschoolers.
Activities from subscription sites:
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Nutcracker Cut-out Puzzle (Weihnachtsbild Ergänzen Nussknacker)
KiGa-Portal had a simple puzzle to cut out and paste the missing parts of the nutcracker. Unfortunately, the link is no longer active.
Twinkl had some nice color-by-number activities.
I Spy (Weihnachtsbaum)
Another favorite was this “I Spy” Christmas Tree. Unfortunately, the site is currently under reconstruction. Hopefully it will be up and working again soon!