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Christmas – Teacher Resources

Christmas is a time for sharing, singing, decorating, and enjoying the season. Christmas is always celebrated on the same date—December 25. Experience the joy with your students, using these Christmas lesson plans, activities, printables, and skill builders. There are free worksheets, bulletin board ideas, printable art activities, literature units, and more! They will also enjoy Christmas games that you will find educational as well. You can discuss the religious and cultural meaning behind Christmas in your social studies class, create holiday crafts and decorations for art class, incorporate the seasonal theme into your math class, and read Christmas books in reading class. There is so much for your students to enjoy!

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Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow
Top 10 Christmas Stories & Poems for Kids
Favorite December Holiday Printables Slideshow, Grades K-4
Favorite Christmas Art Activities
Top Christmas Movies of All Time
Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas
Top 10 Stocking-Stuffer Gift Ideas for 2015


Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: 1890s Christmas
Santa's Christmas Route
Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Events in the Life of Jesus
The Polar Express Teacher's Guide
Epiphany Word Scramble
Christmas Word Games
More Popular Christmas Printables

Lesson Plans

Winter Holidays
Holiday Poems
Potato Print Wrapping Paper
Holiday Paper Chains
Candle Decoration
Hands-On Christmas Tree or Wreath
Hands & Feet Reindeer Heads


Christmas Word Problems
A Traditional Christmas Quiz
Santa's Spelling Quiz
December Holidays Quiz
Christmas Origins Quiz
Santa's Workshop Quiz

Science & Christmas Connected

Winter Holidays
Winter Holidays Chart
Be a Christmas Tree Detective
Teacher's Guide to Jan Brett's Gingerbread Friends
Beaded Snowflakes
Winter Holiday Bookmarks
Plough Monday

Literature & Christmas Connected

O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Full Text
Holiday Poems
Christmas Stories
"The Little Match Seller"
The Polar Express Train Track Reading Log
More Christmas Literature Resources

Food & Recipes

Warm Cranberry Wassail
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Apple Pie a la Zing
Spice Cookies
Cranberry Bread Pudding
Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Nougat Caramel Squares Recipe

Social Studies & Christmas Connected

Winter Holidays
Holiday Poems
Potato Print Wrapping Paper
Top Christmas Movies of All Time
Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas
Holiday Paper Chains
Top 10 Stocking-Stuffer Gift Ideas for 2015
More Popular Social Studies Resources

Art & Christmas Connected

Potato Print Wrapping Paper
Holiday Paper Chains
Candle Decoration
Rudolph: An American Christmas Character
The Polar Express Coloring Page: The Boy
The Polar Express Coloring Page: The Conductor
Happy Holidays
More Popular Art Activities

Math & Christmas Connected

Christmas Concerns
The Elves' Chocolates
My Christmas Wish List
More Christmas Math Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Christmas Connected

Holiday Poems
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever -- Essay Topics
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever -- Project Ideas
The Polar Express Stationery
The Polar Express Word Search
Synonym Bells
Candlemas Reading Comprehension
More Christmas Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Winter Resources & Activities

How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Weather Station
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Types of Snow
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Tree Pattern
Winter Holidays
More Winter Teacher Resources

More December Holidays

December Holidays Resources for Teachers
Hanukkah - Teacher Resources
Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources
New Year's – Teacher Resources

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