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Seasonal and Holiday Projects for 2nd Graders

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Written by: Mary Kate Bolinder

With so many subjects and skills to teach, it can sometimes be a struggle to squeeze in high-quality science and social studies instruction. We get it! That’s why we created the Monthly and Seasonal Projects All Year Bundle. Teachers love this bundle as a way to supplement their science and social studies curriculum. Each project for 2nd graders will support gains in reading, writing, and research in a fun and engaging way.

At the end of each unit, students will have a beautiful lapbook to treasure and show off to their family and friends. These lapbooks also make great bulletin boards to display student work! With nine different products and 250+ pages of resources, this bundle has something for every month of the school year! Bonus: with digital formats included, these projects will accommodate in-person, virtual, or small group instruction.

These seasonal and holiday projects for 2nd graders are a fun and unique way to dive deep into a variety of topics, while showing evidence of learning through creative writing.

 The Monthly and Seasonal Projects All Year Bundle features:

  • All About Me (September) 
  • Bats and Spiders (October) 
  • I Am Thankful For (November) 
  • Holidays Around the World (December) 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. (January) 
  • President’s Day (February) 
  • Planting & Seeds (March) 
  • Earth Day (April) 
  • End of the Year Memories (May) 

Take a closer look at the products in this bundle!  

All About Me Back to School Lapbook

Get to know your new students as they share about themselves with the All About Me Back to School Lapbook! With 11 different writing prompts, students will share about their favorite things, their families, and themselves!

back to school writing project for 2nd graders

Skills/Topics: Adjectives, descriptive writing, informational writing, list-making, All About Me

Bats and Spiders Lapbook

bats and spiders themed writing project

October is here – time for all things creepy and crawly! Supplement your science instruction with this unit on bats and spiders. Students will explore nonfiction text to learn more about the life and habits of these amazing creatures!

Skills/Topics: Labeling, compare and contrast, nonfiction text reading, informative writing, biology, living things, bats, spiders

I Am Thankful Lapbook

thankful themed writing activity

This lapbook can be used throughout the entire month of November. Students will explore the people, places, hobbies, and foods for which they are thankful. Finally, the students will write an acrostic poem. This lapbook is a personalized memento that can be shared around the Thanksgiving Table, and treasured for years to come!

“My students loved this resource for documenting their feelings and in preparation for sharing with family at Thanksgiving. I used it with both virtual and in-person learners in 2nd grade. Parents loved the finished product!” says Bobbie B., an extremely satisfied Lucky Teacher 

Skills/Topics: Prewriting, drafting, publishing, list making, opinion writing, Thanksgiving

Holidays Around the World

holidays around the world reading and writing project for 2nd graders

December often feels like an exciting and busy time of the school year. Students (and teachers!) are eagerly anticipating winter break. Add some fun to your lesson plans by exploring holidays around the world! This product includes almost 100 pages of resources, including a class research book, comprehension pages, and colorful slides explaining cultural traditions around the world. Holidays Around the World explores:

  • Christmas (in 15+ countries!)
  • Hannukah
  • Diwali
  • Kwanzaa
  • Chinese New Year

Skills/Topics: Research, reading comprehension, geography, cultural traditions

Martin Luther King, Jr. Lapbook

martin luther king junior writing project

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring a biography of Dr. King on three different reading levels, readers of all abilities will be able to gather information about this important civil rights leader. With research and reflection questions, students can explore the lasting impact Dr. King has made on the worlds of public policy, equality, and education. Students can also reflect on their own “big dreams.”

Skills/Topics: Reading comprehension, nonfiction reading, biography writing, compare and contrast, US History, Civil Rights

Presidents’ Day Lapbook

digital and printable 2nd grade writing activity for presidents day

Learn all about the lives of two famous presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Students will explore the steps of the creative writing process by completing the prompt: “If I were president.” A planning, brainstorming sheet, and final draft paper are included! 

Skills/Topics: Reading comprehension, nonfiction reading, biography, US History

Planting Unit: Plant Life Cycle

planting and seeds writing project

Talk about a RICH RESOURCE! The Planting Unit has everything you need for your spring science curriculum! Discover the life cycle of a plant and create your own plant life cycle lapbook! This unit also includes vocabulary posters and cards, 6 mini-readers (hello small group reading and independent reading extension!), and a planting observation journal. 

Skills/Topics: Biology, plant life cycle, nonfiction reading and writing, scientific observation

Earth Day Lapbook

earth day writing project for 2nd graders

Students will learn about ways to take care of the earth with this beautiful lapbook. This unit also makes a great bulletin board! Students will explore ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and make their own plan for how they can protect the earth! Use this writing project as one piece of a full Earth Day classroom transformation event!

Skils/Topics: Earth Day, organizing categories, earth science, recycling, conservation, nonfiction writing

End of the Year Memory Book

end of the year memory book writing project

The End of Year Memory Book has you covered for the last month of school! With seven writing prompts, an autograph page, and a stellar lapbook cover, students will have fun reminiscing about an unforgettable school year! This is something that students and families will treasure as they look back on their exciting year!

Skills/Topics: End of the year, list making, opinion writing


Take the stress out of your monthly planning. The Monthly and Seasonal Projects All Year Bundle has everything you need for fun, engaging instruction in your second grade classroom – and beyond!

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These seasonal and holiday projects for 2nd graders are a fun and unique way to dive deep into a variety of topics, while showing evidence of learning through creative writing.

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