Christmas is just around the corner, and you may be looking for an engaging way to share with your students (if you teach in a Christian school) or own children the story of Christmas. While looking forward to gifts, decorations, and Santa is definitely fun, if you are looking for a way to help kids further understand the reason for the season, this printable Christmas reader can help!
*Guest post by Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Christmas Activities to Try
There are plenty of ways to help kids understand important values we live by at Christmas and every day!
I usually read a book with the kids in a group and ask plenty of questions about the characters in the book. For instance – Who are they? What are they doing? etc. This book is usually something the kids have read before (like this Christmas story, which is great to read in December).
Another activity I like to do at Christmas time is get the kids to complete an activity by sharing. I would tell them to draw any picture they like, but to not finish it.
They then swap papers with their friend, tell their friend what they have in mind, and have their friend complete it! It is so much fun for them. They usually get a good laugh out of it and learn the importance of sharing something.
Jesus is Born – Printable Christmas Reader
We also complete the fun printable reader. This activity reader is so easy to set up. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Coloring crayons / colored pencils
- Activity sheets (download below)
- Scissors or paper cutter
Print the activity pages out and then cut them in half. You will be printing two books at once, which is great for if you are printing multiple copies!
It’s a good idea to read the book as a whole class first, before the kids start tracing over the words. It will work best if they know the words first. Then, once the booklets are stapled and ready, hand them out to each student and then have them read each page and trace over the words that are written in dotted form.
Get the colored pencils and crayons out if kids are seated in groups. My ESL kids love to be seated in groups because it allows them some time to work with their friends on the activity. Have the kids color their booklets and take them home!
Grab Your Copy
Ready to read the Christmas story on your own? Grab your copy of the printable Christmas reader below!
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About the Author
Yara is an ESL teacher from Sydney, Australia with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from, and she shares them often on her blog, Sea of Knowledge.