Children are full of energy this time of year. Harness that enthusiasm and have some fun with these Christmas literacy activities to build a love around books and prepare that pre-reading foundation.
Christmas Activities that Build a Love Around Books
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Pull out the Christmas books and enjoy the season with these book lists.
Alphabet Activities for Christmas
If you have Pete the Cat fans, you’ll want to try this alphabet activity.—> Pete the Cat ABC Drop
ABC’s of Literacy has a playful elf activity to build letter recognition.—> Elf Letter Idea
Have a little fun with individual students, a small group, or a whole group with a game or two of ABC Reindeer Bingo.—> Get the ABC Reindeer Bingo Boards
This multi-sensory activity will have you hearing bells from Books and Giggles.—> Bell Letter Activity
Get ready to build a Christmas tree with this letter sensory idea from The Mommy Evolution.—> Tree Sensory Bin
Christmas Phonological Awareness Ideas
One of my favorite ways to build phonological awareness is with circle time songs and activities and I’ve got some Christmas-themed ideas for you to try.—> Christmas Circle Time Songs
Grab a muffin tin and have some hands-on fun.—> Christmas Muffin Tin Activities
Count the syllables on the Christmas gifts with this free printable.—> Christmas Syllable Counting
Xmas Phonics Activities
3 Dinosaurs shares printable gingerbread cvc activity cards.—> Get the Gingerbread Cards.
Christmas Fine Motor, Pre-Writing, and Writing Ideas
Bilingual Beginnings shares a peppermint sensory writing tray for pre-writing and writing practice.—Peppermint Tray
The Wise Owl Factory shows us how to use Christmas-themed playdough mats to build fine motor skills.—> Christmas Mats
Happy Christmas learning!