Here’s a fun way for you to count down to winter break:  

Give each student a mason jar (with a lid) and let them decorate it in any way they want using ribbon, stickers and gift tags.  Then, every day until the break, let your students add one mini marshmallow to the jar.  On the last day before the holiday break, have a parent come in and add cocoa mix to each jar and then enjoy hot cocoa as a class.