Christmas is just around the corner, and you may be looking for engaging holiday activities to share the spirit of Christmas with your students (if you teach in a Christian school) or your own children. While looking forward to gifts, decorations, and Santa is definitely fun – I love to help my kids further understand the reason for the season. And for that, this Jesus is Born – Printable Christmas Reader is perfect!
*Pair with our Christmas Centers & Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten
Jesus is Born – Printable Christmas Reader
There are plenty of ways to help kids understand important values we live by at Christmas time 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 story is usually something the kids are already familiar with so I like to read many different, fun versions of the Christmas story.
How to Prep
This activity reader is so easy to set up! Here’s what you’ll need:
Print the activity pages out and then cut them in half. You will be printing two books at once, which is great 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 are familiar with the words first.
How to Use the Reader
Once the booklets are stapled and ready, hand them out to each student and 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!
RELATED RESOURCE: Christmas Writing Center Activities
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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.