It’s that time of year again where children everywhere are busy making their Christmas lists for Santa. But what about the parents? What can children do to show their appreciation and love for them during the holiday season? One great solution is to have them make coupons for no cost parent gifts! In this blog post, we will give you a simple tutorial on how to make these coupons, as well as some ideas of what they could entail. Let’s get started!
Are you looking for Christmas Math Activity that is enjoyable and will keep your class busy and interested for a longer period of time? Try this pattern activity! Students simply continue to draw the shapes on each line and then colour in. Some students will spend so much time on the detail, they will be busy for hours! Download your FREE copy here.
Teachers are under increasing pressure to do all the things – but can we do everything on a limited budget? I am here to tell you yes! These no cost parent gifts Christmas Coupons are the perfect gift for your students to make for their parents or someone special. They evolved because I wanted my class to make something really personal for their parents for Christmas. It was a Grade 3/4 class but within that I had some kids operating at Grade 1 and others at Grade 5. Doing a writing activity that catered to all students was going to be tricky – but I succeeded with these easy to use coupons.
What’s Included in my No Cost Christmas Coupons Pack
I am all about providing variety but also the opportunities to differentiate within a pack. Activities like this can easily span across different year levels. Therefore, there is heaps of value within this one resource.
- 8 “Merry Christmas” Coupon Covers including blank covers for copying onto colored card or for children to color.
- 6 “Happy Holidays” Coupon Covers including blank covers for copying onto colored card or for children to color.
- 2 Blank Coupon Covers
- 3 pages of Coupons with Gifts already listed (3 per page, 12 in total)
- 30 pages of blank Coupons of different sized lines, different fonts and different pictures. Black and white coupons are included for children to color. Print off different sheets for the children and they can switch coupons between themselves. You will notice differences between the worksheets as you flip through them, simple choose the correct sheets for your class. Both “This coupon is good for” and “This coupon entitles you to” are included for older children.
Also included are detailed instructions on how to put the coupons together.
How to Make the Christmas Coupons
The cover and coupons are easy to put together. Simply print out a variety of cover pages coupons onto thicker paper and share out between tables or groups of students. Students choose which cover and coupons they want to use.
Remember, both black and white and colour coupons are included, so choose which is best for your students. You may like to complete this activity over a couple of days. 1 day for making and colouring the coupon cover, and another day to write drafts of all the coupons in their workbook, then the final day to write and colour the coupons as a finished copy.
Ideas for No Cost Parent Gifts/Coupons
Before you introduce the students to the coupons, brainstorm some ideas of things they can do to help or for their parents, as included on a coupon.
Some ideas include:
-One free hug
-One free back scratch
-Do the dishes for a day
-Take out the trash for a week
-A homemade dinner
-A chore of your choice
-30 minutes of silence (no talking!)
-A movie night of your choice
-Breakfast in bed
I know your students will come up with the best list of ideas for you to include. Just ask them, they are creative little souls! It is a great opportunity for students to personalise what they have written to suit their family situation also.
Download your copy of my Christmas Coupons here!
There you have it! Easy, fun and cheap for teachers, the perfect affordable gift! We hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make no cost parent gifts this holiday season!
Are you looking for some more easy to use Christmas Activities. Check out Teach Starter! I have used, and loved, the Roll A Gingerbread House!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! :)”
Don’t forget to download your free Christmas Patterns worksheet!
Read more about my Christmas resources in my blogpost “Quick Win with Christmas Math Revision Worksheets”.