With Christmas getting ever closer, we are just about ready to change out our writing centers to match the festive feel of the season! These Christmas Writing Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten are a hands-on, engaging way to get kids reading, writing, labeling, and creating with Christmas vocabulary words!
Christmas Writing Activities and Centers
By this time of the school year, my students are very used to our writing center routines. They know each of the activities and have usually developed a favorite, so they are always excited to see which theme is next!
For these Christmas writing centers, students will work on a variety of writing activities incorporating the following vocabulary words: lights, tree, gifts, cookies, bell, sleigh, stocking, and wreath.
The vocabulary cards come 4 to a page (8 words total) and are a great size to accompany all the activities. Be sure to laminate them for durability and reuse before adding them to your writing centers!
Let’s check out some of the fun activities included!
Mini “Write It!” Book
The mini “Write It!” books are great for labeling and can be used in your literacy centers or as a whole class if you put the words in a pocket chart.
The kids pick a card, find the matching picture in their book, and record the word in their neatest handwriting.
Christmas “Write the Room”
This is one of our favorite activities to use with the vocabulary cards! It is like a traditional “Write the Room” activity, but you can choose how to use it with your students because it’s so versatile.
Set out the recording sheets at a table with the cards in a pocket chart for kids to see and simply record the words, hide them in a sensory bin, or post them all around the room on the walls and let kids walk around with clipboards as they label the pictures.
However you decide to use this activity, it’s sure to be a hit!
Christmas Story Book
The Christmas Story Book in this writing center pack is always a hit and a great ongoing project for a week or even the whole month of December. It’s fun to work on during Writer’s Workshop, and then take home to proudly show off!
Each page has a vocabulary word for the Christmas theme and space for the kids to use their creativity to write a sentence or story around that word. Younger students or very early writers may just write the word several times, and that is okay!
You can staple the pages together with the cover to make a book, use separate pages as individual prompts, or use the pages on a class bulletin board.
There are so many fun and festive Christmas writing activities in this pack including a Trace, Cut, and Paste activity and “Write It!” vocabulary strips!
Plus, at the end of the file, all of the color items also come in black and white for an ink-saving option!
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