[Free Holiday Printables] You've Been SOCKED! Blog Feature

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite on December 5th, 2023

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[Free Holiday Printables] You've Been SOCKED!

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youve been socked door hanger motivaWhile everyone has different holiday traditions and celebrates this time of year in different ways - we can all agree that spreading kindness and joy is one of the best! We've put together some printables to do just that!

Maybe you remember a time of doing "Secret Santa" - or maybe you've done "You've been BOO'd" during the fall months - this fun holiday activity for your classroom or school building is appropriately called, "You've been SOCKED!"

For this activity, you'll put together door hangers and a fun little Christmas surprise (made more fun if it's an actual sock ;) ) and secretly deliver them to another classroom to hang on a door, or you can have students gift them amongst each other on lockers, cubbies, or desks. Inside the sock or delivered bag can be treats, prizes, or simply a hand-drawn card or picture - anything to spread a little cheer!

How it works:

  1. Print the "You've Been Socked" and "We've Been Socked" door hangers (available in both English and Spanish!)
  2. Put together a holiday treat bag and attach the door hanger printables so the recipient has both the directions and placeholder to let everyone else know they've already received.
  3. Within 48 hours, the directions explain they need to deliver to a neighbor that has not yet been "socked"!
  4. Leave the door hangers up until the holiday season is over, or until everyone has received.

Remember to try to keep the giver a secret to make it fun and anonymous! If completing amongst students who might not have the means to bring in treats, put together a station where they can make handmade cards, coloring sheets, or compliment cards to gift to one another.

Download the 'You've Been SOCKED' Printables Now!

Motiva 380.380What would make this activity even easier? The VariQuest® Motiva® 400 Specialty Printing System is perfectly sized and designed to put together printables like this one - including door hangers, flash cards, stickers, awards, parking tags, and so much more. For this activity, we also used the VariQuest Cold Laminator 2510 to add extra durability for continuous use. See for yourself how easy it is to put together this activity using our handy tools in the video below!


We hope you have fun "plotting" to spread kindness with your students and throughout your school - and we'd love to see your photos if you do this activity! Tag @variquest on Facebook, X (Twitter), or Instagram and we might feature you!

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