Tech Bits:

Holidays

Check out these sites and apps with your family and friends over the holiday break!

  • Track Santa's Location - Norad Santa uses Google Earth to track Santa's location. Includes a Kid's Countdown Village with a new holiday game everyday until December 24th, The Music Stage with Santa's favorite holiday songs, and more.
  • Google Santa Tracker Village - Explore and learn with Santa's elves all December long. An activity is added every day. Includes fun coding activities for Ages 5+
  • Let it Snow - make a virtual snowflake and then make it snow with your snowflake. Can be done on a web browser or with a VR headset.
  • Kahoot Christmas Quizzes and other Holiday Games
  • St. Nicolas Center for Kids - History of Santa Claus explored around the world.
  • Northpole.com - Christmas-centric playground with safe seasonal activities. Kids can also write a letter to Santa and expect a response back. (Santa letter requires a teacher or parent to do a free sign up first)
  • The Toymaker - this free site's wide range of hands-on activities will appeal to kids who like coloring, drawing, folding, building, animals, magic, holidays, and toys.
  • Elf Yourself - lets users create up to five elves using personal photos that will dance in a brief video. You can view the video as many times as you like, in one sitting, without entering any personal info. If you wish to save or share your video it does requires you to enter an email address and click on a link sent to your email to validate your account.
  • Christmas Tale App - Christmas Tale is part of a collection of unique, rich and intensely interactive children’s story books by Tabtale LTD (does not work on a Chromebook)
  • 20 Holiday Websites for Your Students - from "Ask a Tech Teacher"
  • The Best Holiday Websites for Kids
  • Children's Christmas Games and Activities from Apples4TheTeacher.com


Halloween

Carving Pumpkins

Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine – Resolute Digital, LLC (app)jigsaw

Enchanted Learning

Halloween games, puzzles–clean, easy to understand website and few ads!

Halloween ghost stories

Halloween counting & words games – IKIDSPAD LLC (app)

Halloween WordSearch – FinBlade (app)

Halloween Voice Transformer (app)

Landon’s Pumpkins – LAZ Reader [Level P–second grade] – Language Technologies, Inc. (app)

Make A Zombie – Skunk Brothers GmbH (app)

Meddybemps Spooky

Pumpkin Toss

Signing Halloween–a video

Skelton Park

The Kidz Page

WordSearch Halloween – AFKSoft (app)