If you've been following the 12 Days of Christmas Read Alouds - we are now on DAY 9!!!!

GRINCH DAY!!!!!   My favorite!

We started off the day with a little photo shoot with our life-size Grinch in front of our mini (Charlie Brown-type tree) in my classroom.  We will be putting these in ornaments this week.  Here is a picture of one of my cuties!

The we read the book - of course!  After that we did a sequencing activity and a bubble map with adjectives that describe the Grinch.  Sorry I forgot to take pictures of that.  

In Math we used Made for 1st Grade Grinch Problem Solving packet.  Very cute word problems and perfect for my firsties!  I changed the cover because I cut and pasted the problems right into the book to save time for the kiddos.  You can download this freebie from them HERE

Another activity we did came from this adorable little unit, A Pinch of Grinch.  You can get this one from Nancy Vanden Berge First Grade Wow.  This is just one of the many cute ideas she has.  

How to Make a Grinch Grin!!!
This next activity was by no means my idea, but I can't pinpoint where I got the idea first.  I've seen it all over pinterest and in many different places so I can't be sure who to credit for the idea.  What I will take credit for is the actual craft shown here because I did draw that.  It took a long time and I know it not perfect, but I am happy with the way it turned out.  

FINALLY.....while the kids were writing, guess who showed up for a visit???????  

The kids loved it and of course we got a class picture.  

And at the end of the day I gathered with the other teachers and aides for a group picture.  We found our T-shirts at Target (the best store on EARTH!).  

It was such a fun day!  Happy Grinch Day everyone!!!!! :-)


  1. What a fun idea! I love Grinch day. I plan on doing it this week on Thursday. I got so many great ideas from you Thanks!!
    The Hive
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  2. So cute! Love a lil Grinch time ;-)
    Yay for another SYR blogger! It seems as though every blogger I follow either lives in the south or Ohio, haha. Glad we found each other!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

  3. Hi Melissa! This is too cute! I especially like the writing on the Grinch faces!

    I found your link in a TPT forum! Love the pictures you've included on your blog!
    Check mine out and let me know what you think! I'm just getting started with blogging!