Before you know it, summer has gone, fall has grasped nature with all its might, and the holiday season is fast approaching. In the blink of an eye, you have gone from creating Easter whiteboard ideas to now planning ideas for Christmas.
For many of us, the holiday season is a chance to be creative and celebrate with colleagues and friends. For teachers, it’s a great chance to do things a little differently in the classroom.
One way to add some holiday cheer to your workspace or classroom is to incorporate a Christmas-themed whiteboard. A whiteboard is a great way to display holiday messages, track gift exchanges, or share recipes for holiday treats.
But, what can you do exactly? We’re here to answer your questions! Today, we will explore some of the best Christmas whiteboard ideas to try.
Whether you’re looking to add some holiday spirit to your office and classroom, or you want to plan a festive party, there are plenty of creative and fun ideas that you can try.
From holiday movie lists to decorating contests, these whiteboard ideas are sure to bring joy and merriment to your workspace during the holiday season.
So, prepare that whiteboard and grab some markers. We’re about to bring some festive cheer to your office with these fun and creative Christmas whiteboard ideas.
Amazing Christmas Whiteboard Ideas
1. A Decorating Contest
A big part of Christmas is decorating your home with sparkly lights, ornaments, and, of course, the “pièce de résistance,” the decorating of your Christmas tree.
But, it’s not just your house that needs some festive decorations. Nope, your classroom or workspace is also a blank canvas for some festive spirit!
One fun Christmas whiteboard idea is to hold a decorating contest with students or work colleagues. You can start by setting some rules, such as how long participants have to decorate for, and if there should be teams.
We suggest dividing players into teams. This can be random or based on their preferences.
Then, they should have a designated space on the whiteboard to show off their decorations using whatever they need, such as markers, colored pencils, stickers, and more.
Set a time to keep the game moving and prevent anyone from spending too much time on designs. Once the time is up, you can act as a judge for each team’s decorations, basing your decisions on creativity and originality.
You can even have a “people’s choice” award where participants vote on their favorite design.
The winners should be awarded some sort of prize, such as a gift card, or, for kids, fun stickers. If this goes down well, you can incorporate the decorating ideas throughout the year!
2. A Christmas Countdown Calendar
Once December rolls in, we’re all on the countdown to Christmas (well, here at School Sparks, we’re counting it down from Halloween!).
To get everyone excited about the big day, create a countdown calendar on the whiteboard with each day leading up to Christmas. You can do this by adding different holiday-themed images or activities for each day.
You can create the calendar by drawing a grid with 25 squares representing each day leading up to Christmas.
In each square, you can add holiday-themed images or activities for each day, such as a holiday recipe, a Christmas joke, or a fun activity for the classroom to do together.
Each day, erase one square to reveal the activity or message for that day. You can also add some fun twists to the calendar, such as the incorporation of a small prize or treat for those who participate in the daily activity.
To make the calendar more interactive, consider having different students contribute to the activities or messages for each day. This can help to foster a sense of community and collaboration during the holiday season.
We think a Christmas Countdown Calendar whiteboard idea is a great way to spread some holiday cheer and excitement in the office.
It’s a simple and creative way to engage your colleagues in the holiday spirit and bring everyone together during this festive time of year.
3. A List Of Holiday Movies
Everyone loves a classic holiday movie, right? It’s the perfect time of year to wrap up warm under a blanket and watch a silly rom-com or adventure movie.
You can incorporate holiday movies into the classroom or office by making a list of all the movies everyone can watch together or should watch at home.
You can add further details about each movie, such as its rating and where to find it, too.
Start by drawing a grid with columns so you can write down the movie title, its rating, and where you can watch the movie (i.e. movie theater, Netflix etc.) You can also add holiday-themed images or decorations if you like, too.
Brainstorm some holiday movies with everyone involved and then add each one to the list. Try to include a variety of genres and styles to appeal to a wide range of interests.
For instance, make sure some are adventure movies, animations, and comedies. Another idea is to create a voting system or poll to determine which movie to watch next.
This is a great way to bring everyone together and chat about their favorite movies!
4. Festive Drawing
The whiteboard is one of the best ways to get creative. So, why not get the whole classroom or office involved and get everyone to draw a festive, holiday scene on the whiteboard?
You can have everyone involved contribute to the drawing by adding their own holiday-themed drawings as well as messages.
You can start this by drawing a holiday-themed scene or image on the whiteboard. This could be anything from a Christmas tree, to a snowman, to a festive winter landscape.
If you consider yourself to be a true artist, go wild! Once you have finished, ask your students or colleagues to create something on the whiteboard with markers.
This is a great opportunity to turn this activity into a holiday-themed game. For example, you could have everyone take turns adding a small detail to the drawing until it’s complete.
Or, you could challenge everyone to a holiday-themed drawing competition, with a small prize for the winner, such as a new Christmas tree bauble or a wooly hat.
Drawing festive scenes on the whiteboard is one of the most fun and creative ways to get everyone in the festive spirit and laughing (as long as no one is too competitive).
It’s also a great opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents that they may have been hiding.
5. A Thankful Board
Thanksgiving shouldn’t be the only time we share what we are thankful for. The holiday season is the perfect time to tell everyone about what you’re grateful for and this can be incorporated into the classroom via a thankful board.
Writing thankful messages on the whiteboard is a wonderful way to encourage gratitude and reflection during the holiday season.
If you would like to try this, you can begin by drawing a festive border around the whiteboard, or ask others to do this. Then, add the words “Festive Thanks” in the center.
Encourage your students or colleagues to write down anything and everything they are thankful for during the holiday season.
These can be big or small, such as family, friends, a warm home, or a cup of hot cocoa. If there are kids involved, we’re guessing most of the answers will be “PRESENTS!”
As the days go by and Christmas gets ever closer, continue to add more items to the whiteboard. You can also decorate the board with holiday-themed images or messages to make it even more festive.
You could incorporate other ideas on our list, too, such as festive drawings.
Want it to be more interactive? Try hosting a holiday-themed gratitude circle. Gather your colleagues or students and invite everyone to share what they are thankful for during the holiday season.
This is yet another brilliant way to foster a sense of community and connection at this time of year.
Simple and meaningful, a gratitude whiteboard will surely bring cheer to your classroom or work environment. Everyone may realize that they are thankful for a lot more than they ever thought they were.
The Holiday season is a time for fun, celebration, and joy. It is also a time for togetherness and reflection as we think about what we are thankful for, not only at Christmas, but throughout the entire year.
Above are just a few fun festive whiteboard ideas to try in the classroom or at work. Some will suit students and colleagues better than others, so think carefully about what you believe everyone would enjoy the most.
If you can’t decide on one, try incorporating a few of the ideas into one. We hope you enjoy this Christmas whiteboard ideas! Let us know which ones you tried.
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