12 Coolest Holiday School Party Games (Find a gift bag with a snowman and have students use tweezers to put snow in his mouth while counting). can always alter the games to be the correct-appropriate holiday.
examine how art has existed through time and how it can represent a group of people, e., prehistoric man and cave paintings. AFTER the "cave" is used for hibernation, it can be used for cave paintings done by cave kids! 2010 Elementary Art Show
I like the idea of teaching diligence but also like the idea of discussing the importance of what the grasshopper brings to the table (his music). I think the discussion on welfare I'll leave to others.
SHAPE-Stick houses--provide plain and colored sticks at your math/manipulatives table for the children to create their house or apartment building. Can have them write about how many sticks they used, shapes they created, who lives in the house etc.