Category: Holiday and Seasonal Lessons

Middle School Ramadan Lesson

It can be a challenge to find a quality middle school Ramadan lesson.  Ramadan, the celebration of when Allah first presented the Qur’an to the Prophet Mohammed, is a critical part of the Muslim faith and is celebrated annually, yet middle school lesson plans about this month-long holiday are hard

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Middle School Easter Lessons

Looking for middle school Easter lessons? It can be a challenge to find engaging and middle school-appropriate ways to celebrate Easter in your classroom. As much as I would love to hand out an Easter-themed colouring sheet and call it a day – I don’t think my students would be

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Middle School April Fools’ Day Lesson

Depending on who you are and where you live, you may have never experienced the pranks associated with the first day of April or you may find yourself the victim (or perpetrator) or yearly hijinks.   No matter which category you fall into though, April Fools’ Day can be a humorous

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Middle School Daylight Saving Lesson

Looking for a middle school daylight saving lesson plan? While not a holiday in the religious sense, Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a part of the culture of many areas – predominantly in North America and Europe as well as some areas of South America and New Zealand.   This annual

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Middle School St. Patrick’s Day Lesson

It can be a challenge to find a quality middle school St. Patrick’s Day lesson. I see lots of really cute St. Patrick’s Day activities online for elementary school students, but not for middle school students. While lesson plans focused around leprechauns and shamrocks are fairly common, rigorous plans for

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Valentine’s Day Digital Escape Room

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in middle school can be a challenge – not all students want to celebrate love or are ready for dating – but most students LOVE candy. I try to focus any Valentine’s Day celebrations in my classroom around themes of candy or generic love (family, pets etc). 

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Middle School Hanukkah Lesson Plan

Middle School Hanukkah Lesson

Hanukkah is a very important holiday to those of the Jewish faith, but finding engaging middle school lesson plans about it can be very difficult.  Hanukkah, also sometimes known as the Festival of Lights, includes important elements like the lighting of the menorah, prayers, and gift exchanges, yet many of

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Engaging middle school Christmas activities for the month of December and the week leading up to Winter Break from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Middle School Christmas Activities

Finding middle school Christmas activities does not need to be a challenge. Look through this blog post to find Christmas activities that are broken into two categories: curriculum-related and fun activities. These activities are great for the whole month of December. Editor’s Note: I have written this blog post in

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