Printable Christmas Worksheets and Puzzles
You will find an excellent assortment of printables for the Christmas season. We feature a very diverse range of worksheets and printables. From signs to your basic reading and math word problems we have you covered like a blanket.
- Acrostic Poem - What does Christmas mean to you?
- Bank On It! Worksheet - We which at the origins of the name of this holiday.
- Carolling Adjectives - Write an adjective on each line to describe Christmas Carols.
- Crossword Puzzle - Example clue: An open structure on runners that glides over snow with the help of horses or other animals.
- Cryptogram - Where was the first Christmas celebrated on December 25, 336 A.D.?
- Do The Research - Take a little spin on an Internet search.
- Donations Adjectives - Write an adjective on each line to describe donations.
- Group Creative Writing - As a group, you have 25 minutes to write a brief story using the words or variations of the words below.
- Maze - Help Santa find his way to the Christmas tree.
- Reading Comprehension Worksheet - Three paragraphs for you to breakdown.
- Santa Adjectives
- Tree Adjectives Worksheet
- Vocabulary List & Definitions
- Vocabulary Quiz
- Word Chop
- Word Scramble Worksheet
- Word Search Worksheet
- Writing Letter To Santa Worksheet - This will help your stduents write that letter that may just help them express their wishes for the season.
Christmas Coloring and Writing Worksheets
- Coloring Bell
- Coloring Gift
- Santa Claus Coloring
Christmas Songs and Teacher Resources
- Christmas Lesson Plans
- Christmas Teacher Resources
- Deck The Halls
- Frosty the Snow Man
- Jingle Bells
- Oh Holy Night
- Silent Night
- Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
- Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
11 Ideas for Christmas Classroom Activities for Teachers
Planning classroom Christmas activities can be challenging. The holiday season is a particularly exciting time for kids. They're looking forward to hanging up the mistletoe and dressing up as Santa. You definitely can't disappoint. Thankfully stores are full of decorations and other materials you can use in your classroom. This is a time that is full of melodies, baking and stories about Santa. That should give you enough to work with.
Here are some simple Christmas classroom activities for middle school:
1. Arts and Crafts
Who doesn't love glue and glitter? Some hot glue felt cloth and colorful sheets can make a difference. Encourage the students by telling them their work will be put up in the class. Pinterest is full of craft ideas that you can use. Use googly eyes to make a paper-plate version of Santa or even attempt some Styrofoam mistletoe. They can even draw what gifts they would like to give people on Christmas. Kids will love writing letters to Santa.
2. Decorating the Classroom
This one's a given. What's Christmas without its décor? This means everything from lights and a wreath to a pine tree. Don't worry. You don't have to drag a real tree to the classroom. You can easily make the hanging lights with colorful paper. There are also tutorials to make a wreath out of green felt, red ribbon, or balloons. Get creative!
3. Making a Calendar
Making an advent calendar is an essential part of this holiday. It doesn't have to be boring, though. You can make it more interesting by asking students to put in something they plan in the date sections. One Christmas break classroom activities blog suggested adding a science experiment for each day on the calendar. This way, students can learn while celebrating the holidays!
4. Building a Gingerbread House
Christmas baking smells fantastic. You don't have to bake in the classroom, though. There are many ways you can make simple holiday goodies. One popular activity for middle school students includes using graham crackers to make a gingerbread house! You can also bring ready-made cookies from home and decorate them with the students. You could also make candy pots and fill them with candy. Students will love delicious treats for the day before holiday break classroom activities.
5. Singing Christmas Carols
This is one of the more popular classroom holiday activities. There are hundreds of Christmas carols to choose from. You can pass around sheets with the carols' words on them so the class can sing them together. One of the most popular carols, We Wish You a Merry Christmas is a favorite.
6. Some Santa Stories
There are so many exciting stories about Santa. This guy has been around for a long time, and kids love hearing about him. You can dress up as Santa and tell these stories or even have them sit in a circle while telling these stories! You can even use characters like the Grinch to make props from the books in class. Setting Christmas books all over the classroom and assigning them for reading time is an enjoyable classroom activity.
7. Christmas Cards
These are lovely treats to receive during the holiday season. Helping students make Christmas cards for family and relatives can make for a fun activity. Ask them to bring their most colorful markers, and help them make creative Christmas cards. A fun idea for these cards is to stick handprints on them! This will teach them how to make personal cards.
Students can prepare gifts to give each other or to take home for their families. This will help engage students because they want to make the best gifts for their loved ones. You can also pass around some simply holiday gifts that aren't too costly. Santa-shaped lollipops would be an excellent gift for the whole class. Christmas is all about gift-giving, so this is an essential activity to follow.
9. Elf on the Shelf
This is a straightforward Christmas game you can bring to your classroom. Place an elf on a high shelf and hide some classroom objects to make it look like the elf did it. Let the students choose a name for the elf and set up a list of classroom rules next to it. The students can also make their elves with paper, Styrofoam and glue. You can set them up all over the classroom as part of the Christmas décor.
10. Christmas Printables
There are thousands of worksheets available online if you want to keep them busy with activities. These worksheets can have questions related to the stories told in class. Or they can simply have fun match-the-jingle challenges. There are also different ornament worksheets and coloring ones for them to have fun with. A really cool worksheet shows a maze leading to Santa that students can color in with different stops along the way. Each stop has a separate Christmas decoration item. The end is Santa's sleigh.
11. Homework: Decorate the Tree
Everyone looks forward to decorating the Christmas tree! Giving them this task as homework will make them look forward to getting home and hanging decorations on the tree. Tell them they have to do their best to make their Christmas tree look the prettiest in the world.
There are so many fun classroom activities that you can do with your students during this time of year. The day before Christmas shouldn't be dull. It's a time of celebration and joy. The internet is full of ideas for arts and crafts you can do with your students. Use this time to teach the students the importance of Christmas and spending time with their families.