"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see." 

I love this quote! It is so true in so many different ways! I also adore the movie! It is one my must watches of the season. I am also from Grand Rapids, Michigan where the author and story come from. I have driven by the house in this book many times!

Well, I lied:( I didn't get done all the other units I said I was going to do. I promise I will work on them and have them up soon! Hubby is working tonight so I am trying to get everything done so we can spend some time together tomorrow:)

BUT...I did get a chance to finish my Polar Express Unit...and I just LOVE it! I have never worked harder on any of my other products than this one. I kept going over it and over it, adding more activities. I finally just had to tell my self to STOP! 

Did you know, you can watch it online at Storyline Online??? I love this site!

ALL ABOARD the Polar Express!
I could not fit all of the pictures from this unit onto one page! YIKES! 

In this packet you will find..
  • 6 Writing prompts
  • Mug exchange letter and directions
  • 30 Musical chairs cards with winter words
  • Train tickets to print out or have students color
  • Compare and contrast activity with two different Venn Diagrams or a 3 column chart
  • 6 Reading response task cards
  • 6 Math word problem task cards
  • 9 blank BINGO boards with words to have students put inside
  • Sequencing cards
  • Sequencing train craft
  • Ornament craft
  • Letter template to Santa
  • Connections graphic organizer
  • Connections writing prompt
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Character traits-2 part activity
  • Beginning, middle, end foldable with and without graphics
  • Hot chocolate graphing activity 

Here are a few pictures

This isn't even half of it! The unit is 70 pages long! You can pick it up today at my TPT and TN stores. BUT you can WIN it for free:) Just enter below! This is a quick giveaway, so enter today! 

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  1. Oh fun giveaway! The holidays are getting closer! My favorite part of the Polar Express is definitely hot chocolate on the train! :)

  2. I love the book so much better than the movie. The illustrations were great!


  3. When he gets the bell back at the end of the story.

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  4. That unit is amazing!! 70 pages! Wowzers!! My favorite part is when they see Santa for the first time.
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  5. Honestly- I have only read the book a handful of times and have never watched the movie. I am hoping this unit will help me be able to incorporate it into my classroom more so that I can then have a favorite part!
    Third Grade Tidbits

  6. The entire book is a favourite!

  7. I love the quote about the bell still ringing for those who believe.

  8. I like the part where the parents don't hear the bell.

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  9. I was just starting to put together my Polar Express Unit this weekend and I love your ideas! I am a preschool teacher, but I can still use a lot of your fun ideas! Thanks for taking the time to put this all together!

  10. GREAT giveaway! We were just saying how we are going to watch this movie with our Kindergarten buddies and read the book to them before Chhristmas. I cannot wait! I love the part where he is walking along the train, following Tom Hank's character. Such a spooky/cool part!

  11. And this is one of my all time favorite books, so choosing a favorite part is hard. My favorite would have to be the memories of my grandma reading it to me when I was a little girl!

  12. Great Giveaway. Found your blog through Third Grade Tidbits! Polar Express is one of my favorite books! I love when the boy hears the bell!!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  13. Love it ... one of my family's favorite holiday books (and movie!). We read it year-round! And we do listen to it on storyline online at school too!

    I love the refreshments on the train!


  14. What a great giveaway! I love the Polar Express Book! My favorite part is when the boy hears the bell at the end of the story.

  15. Great packet... I've been looking for some good stuff for Polar Express! We always watch the day before Christmas break. My favorite part is definitely where the little boy hears the bell at the end of the story!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

  16. This is one of my favorite books! I love it all! One of my favorite parts is when Santa gives him the bell. :)

  17. I like when he gets the bell back. We do a Polar Express day at school.

  18. Love your new unit! My favorite part of the story is his arrival at the North Pole.

  19. LOVE Polar Express, it's great for girls and boys! Would LOVE to share this with my students who probably haven't been exposed to it!

  20. I hope I win! My first graders would love it!

  21. This is a movie we watch every year right before break. I would love to have this unit to incorporate learning with this fun time.

  22. My favorite is the very end when it shows a real picture of the bell and says only those who truly believe can hear it's sweet sound. Your unit looks amazing!

    Simple In Second

  23. Your work is simply amazing! Thanks for making all of us better teachers by sharing. I'm very thankful for all that you do.

  24. The book is better than the book...but hey, the movie wasn't bad either!!!

  25. My favorite part is when he hears the bell! This is such an awesome book and an awesome unit by you!