This resource is preloaded to Google Slides and SeeSaw. One click links are provided for the activities on both platforms making it easy to assign to students digitally.
Please view the video preview to take a closer look at included activities.
These digital Polar Express themed activities include:
READING ACTIVITY: Link to The Polar Express read-aloud (video linked to YouTube)
RESPONDING TO TEXT: Sequence pictures to tell the story events in order.
RESPONDING TO TEXT: Story Map
RESPONDING TO TEXT: Character Traits
MATH: Ordering Numbers and Skip Counting practice pages (differentiated) with moveable pieces
ACTIVITY: How to Make Hot Chocolate activity with pre-recorded audio and moveable pieces
WRITING: Write your own hot chocolate recipe
WRITING: Make your own Polar Express Ticket writing activity
You will receive these digital resources:
A link to the activities above, digitally created in Google Slides
A link to the activities above, digitally created in Seesaw
Teacher overview of activities
We included step-by-step instructions on how to assign the activities to students in Seesaw and a video tutorial for assigning through Google Slides.
Please note: these are digital activities only and do not contain any printable materials.
If you are also looking for corresponding Polar Express themed printables, please visit
our “12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom” printable resources
***Google slides graphic organizers have text boxes for students to type.
***Seesaw has many interactive tools to choose from. Text boxes are not pre-loaded on the graphic organizers because students may want to type or draw, which they can easily do with the provided tools in the program.
An important note about pre-recorded audio:
We have pre-recorded the audio in Google Slides so the text can be read aloud to students. Some districts block audio files they do not own, meaning the audio may not play for your students on this platform. In this case, we have no way to alter your district’s settings. While the audio enhances the student’s experience in the learning quest, students are able to complete the activities without it. As another note, the pre-recorded audio provided in the Seesaw platform does not have the same playback issues. Please take this into consideration before making your purchase.