“Stuff It!” is an interesting and fun way for students to practice writing. I’ve included several options, with two different stocking patterns so you could actually do both of them, or give students a choice.
To reinforce patterning, have students write their name on the “cuff” of the stocking in an ABAB color pattern.
After coloring and trimming their stocking, students make an alphabetical list of things they’d enjoy finding “stuffed” in their stocking. Once they’ve completed and checked their list, they rewrite the final draft on their stocking. I’ve included my sample to help you explain things.
For the other writing prompt, students gather in groups of 3-4 and exchange their stockings
with each other. Everyone in the group “stuffs” a Christmas compliment
into their classmates’ stockings, by writing something nice about that
person. Be sure to write something on each of your students’ stockings as well.
Encourage the use of adjectives. I’ve also included a sample for this writing prompt too. Completed projects make a
nice, self-esteem building, December bulletin board.