15 Heart-Filled Grinch Activities for the Classroom

Teach with the Grinch before Christmas break. Here are 15 Grinch lesson plans, ideas, printables and resources to teach with the Grinch in your classroom.

15 Heart-Filled Grinch Activities for the Classroom - Teach Junkie

From breaking down the story in a graphic organizer to making a Grinch day (or week) you’ll find fun and helpful resources from these fantastic teachers.

Teach With The Grinch

Seuss Vocabulary Worksheet – Use context clues to determine what ramshackle, slunk, sneer and other clever vocabulary words of Dr. Seuss mean. For 2nd-5th grade.

Make the Grinch Smile Writing Prompt – What would you do to make him grin from ear to ear? Here’s an alternative version simplified for kindergarten.

Fill in the 120 Chart – Fill in the missing numbers to 120 (perfect for 1st grade)… looks like somebody grinchy stole them!

Problem Solving Booklet – Students draw Seuss inspired illustrations to demonstrate solving first grade word problems. Also includes a link to free writing papers.

Grinch Classroom Lesson Plans

The Grinch Readers Theater – Create a classroom version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas with this readers theater with 14 Whos, a grinch, Cindy Lou Who and a thought bubble narrator.

Parts of a Story Anchor Chart – Dissect the movie or the read aloud and fill out a themed anchor chart. Then have students complete their own graphic organizer using the next listed resource.

Graphic Organizer – Break apart the story into characters, setting, problem and solution and write a summary.

Fun Ways to Teach with the Grinch

Showing Kindness Classroom Management – Place the focus on being kind and promoting helping others with this simple heart-earning system for the month of December. A fun way to add spice to your classroom management.

Grinch Jail – If you think inviting the Grinch into your classroom sounds like a fun alternative to the elf on the shelf, he could put your classroom reading buddies into Grinch jail.

How to Draw the Grinch Guided Drawing – Teach how to draw the Grinch with steps laid out. Perfect for a guided drawing lesson from an art teacher. Or create cool painted versions with this tutorial video.

Classroom Movie Snacks

Grinch Popcorn Snack – Throw together a quick snack with Christmas colored M&M’s and marshmallows. Turning the popcorn a Grinch green is easier than you think.

Quick Grinch Fruit Treat – Put together fruit on a toothpick to make it look like the Grinch. Perfect.

Grinchy Punch – Also known as Yoda Soda, this is a fun bright green punch with lime sherbert and Sprite.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Video – These shortened YouTube versions of the famous movie condensed down are just right for the classroom.

And finish off the fun-filled day by posting this Grinch Quote Printable. The quote says “Maybe Christmas perhaps… means a little bit more?” Perfect to display on your door!

Thanks talented teachers – your Christmas themed stuff is so fun! 

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Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.