Enjoy these Christmas reading activities and FREE printables for the holiday season. This is a fun way to practice literacy skills and celebrate the holiday season at the same time.
These are some fun Christmas activities for the month of December. The themed activities are the perfect way to include Christmas reading activities into your winter break. You can also take a look at this list of my favorite Christmas books for little ones.
Christmas Sight Words
Christmas sight words is one of the Christmas crafts in this group of literacy activities that will help your young reader to get familiar with their sight words.
The free printable has Christmas ornaments with different sight words written on them. The sight words provided are at a 1st grade level but there are also blank ornaments that you can use to write in your own letters or sight words making this fun activity perfect for preschool students, 3rd grade, 4th grade, or any level that you need.
For this Christmas reading activity the first step is to print the sight words and color or decorate the ornaments. You can make this as elaborate or as simple as you would like. Just having your little one seeing and interacting with the sight words is an excellent way to gain familiarity.
Next, you can use the sight word Christmas ornaments as flash cards. Another great way to use this perfect resource is to make a game of decorating the Christmas tree and then hunting for specific site words that you call out. Very little ones will love the opportunity to put ornaments on and off the tree over and over again.
More options for practicing sight words is to put the words in the place of familiar Christmas songs. Have your learner use the sight words in Christmas-themed sentences. Look for the sight words in Christmas books. There are lots of great ways that you can include sight words at Christmas time.
Christmas Story Prompts
The free Christmas writing prompts are a great option for incorporating reading activities into the Christmas season.
One of the best ways to encourage young readers is by having them practice their writing skills with some fun creative writing. Use the prompts included in the Christmas pack to get your learner started on a Christmas story. If your little learner is not yet reading and writing then have them illustrate their story instead.
Another way to encourage your littlest learners is to download my free alphabet printables.
Christmas Reading Comprehension
Use these Christmas reading activities to enjoy short Christmas stories followed by a few comprehension questions.
Understanding what we read is such a huge part of gaining enjoyment from literature. These reading comprehension passages are excellent educational activities while also keeping the Christmas spirit in your Christmas break.
Have your little one read the themed reading passages and answer the questions that follow.
Christmas Coloring Pages
I have also included several Christmas coloring pages in this free download. While coloring may not be the first thing that you think of when you are looking for Christmas reading activities it can be a great way to involve your younger learners, get the older ones involved in a Christmas activity that does not include screen time, practice fine motor skills, and just have fun.
Learning can and should be lots of fun!
The coloring pages have Christmas trees, gingerbread man, candy canes, Christmas presents, and other fun holiday themed options. Sit down with your learner and spend some time coloring together. It may just become a new holiday tradition.
Christmas Reading Activities
I saved the best for last! By far the best Christmas reading activity is read alouds. Reading aloud to your child is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to them.