One of the things that I remember doing at this time of year in elementary school is creating greeting cards (complete with glitter and lots of glue) for family members. I’m sure my mother still has those in a box somewhere. Fast forward 25 years (yikes!) and I’m sure young students still make glittery, gluey greeting cards. But now they also have digital greeting card options.
As they have in previous years Animoto has a selection of holiday themes for creating video greeting cards. Most of these themes are part of Animoto’s “pro version” but as an Animoto for Education user you and your students can access them without additional cost. I’ve included my sample greeting card below. If your students are creating greeting cards you might encourage them to use pictures of their families, neat school projects, and a title slide with a greeting for mom, dad, and other family members.