Cool Story Creating Tools
Book Creator - good for students and teachers to use - teachers or kids can create individual pages that become books. Before that first book, however, you will likely want to read the tutorial and try to create a sample page within the tutorial. Once you're familiar with the basic functions, it's time for kids and teachers to start creating!
Cube Creator - Template to help students plan stories
Holiday Fun Sites
Here is a really cool Google Earth "Quiz" to do with your classes - you just click on the link and I would suggest doing it as a whole group lesson (especially with the younger grades) and you can then use it to talk more about specific countries/holidays/celebrations, etc. Has a holiday question and then it zooms in on the map to the place associated with the answer with more information about the holiday. Definitely check it out!