These 4 Christmas printable activities for kids are sure to spark joy as you inch closer to winter break this holiday season. The printable worksheets and printable games are a great way to include fun activities in your Iiteracy lessons in the weeks leading up to Christmas day. All the printable pages I’m sharing with you today are a fun way to focus on literacy skills for Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students. Students will be sure to get in the holiday spirit as they complete each of the fun printable Christmas activities. Read on to see how you can include all 4 Christmas printable activities with your students in the month of December.
Christmas Phonics Games and Fluency Activities
First up for the Christmas printable activities are the Christmas Phonics Games and Fluency Activities. You can use these fun games as educational printables to keep your students engaged leading up to the holiday break! Young children really just love the fun Christmas printables with the Christmas holidays clipart included on each page. From candy canes to Christmas cookies and other Christmas traditions, little kids are engaged as they’re working. You’ll be able to help your young learners improve their decoding and fluency skills without them even realizing it!
These Christmas printable worksheets are ideal for little kids as they’re working on mastering all the phonics patterns. Following a scope and sequence, students will have a chance to systematically work on their decoding skills. Each phonics pattern comes with 4 printable worksheets. The pages allow students to focus on improving their fluency in a gradual manner, as they work on decoding. Readers will begin with decoding words, then sentences, followed by short stories. The words are decodable on all of the pages, following a specific progression. Students then have the opportunity to play a game that includes words for the specific phonics pattern focus.
The phonics patterns included with these Christmas printable activities are:
- CVC words
- Beginning Blends
- Ending Blends
- Added Endings
- CVCe words
- R-controlled Vowels
- Vowel Teams/ Long Vowel Sounds
As you see there are a large variety of phonics patterns included. Knowing that, you may find that if you teach 3rd grade students, they will also benefit from using these Christmas printable activities. Especially if you have older kids who struggle with decoding various phonics patterns. Older kids will also love this fun way of focusing on decoding!
Grab these Christmas Phonics Games and Fluency Activities to use during the holiday season. December is a great time to focus on literacy skills when using these educational activities while also enjoying holiday festivities!
If you’re looking for another holiday season printable pack, you can read all about my Gingerbread Phonics Games and Fluency activities. You can also check out the Gingerbread resource! This is another fun way to keep younger children engaged during the busy days before the holiday break. Or, you can check out the Holiday Phonics Games and Fluency Activities Bundle to use all year long as an easy way to help kids focus on phonics and fluency throughout the school year. The fun holiday themes in the holiday bundle will keep them engaged, no matter the month of the year!
Christmas Printable Activities - Reading Passages
You’ll want your students to read longer text as well to keep applying their knowledge of decoding, in context. You can use the I am a Reader Christmas printable activities in combination with the Christmas Phonics Games and Fluency Activities. These passages can simply be printed and used in small groups, during independent reading, or sent home for additional reading practice.
Getting to read about Christmas on their own is a great way for students to build confidence as readers. Students will read Christmas words in the stories related to Christmas day, Christmas Eve, Christmas dinner, a Christmas party, or even a Christmas tree. These Christmas printable activities are just a fun way to keep students on task while also letting them get excited about the holiday season.
You can download these printable Christmas worksheets, print and copy for your students. That’s it! You’ll then be set with multiple reading passages to use throughout December with your young learners!
More Holiday Themed Reading Passages
If you’re looking for more holiday themed reading passages, check out my Holidays Around the World Reading Passages. In this blog post, you can read all about the Holidays Around the World Passages! I also have a Holiday Reading Passages bundle. With a variety of holidays included in this bundle, you’ll have ready to print and use reading passages for most months of the school year!
Christmas Themed Books to Read this Holiday Season
If you’re looking for some picture books to use along with these printable Christmas worksheets, I’ve got a list of some of my favorite books for the Christmas season. These pair well with the Christmas printable activities as students think about the holiday season. You could read one of the books during your read aloud time and then share about the fun activity you have as a follow up. The follow up activity can be students doing their own reading about Christmas time with the passages, in small groups. They can also complete the Christmas phonics games and fluency activities in small groups, with partners, or in literacy centers. These Christmas printable activities make the perfect combination to do along with your read aloud. Check out my Amazon Idea List for Christmas themed books. (These are Amazon affiliate links and I earn a small commission.)
Free Printables for the Holiday Season
I’ve also got some free printable Christmas activities for you to use as the holiday break approaches. I have free Christmas worksheets for you that are samples of the Christmas printable activities. You can grab the free Christmas Phonics Games and Fluency Activities to print out and use with your young learners. The other free printables are two Christmas passages that your students will love reading. Your kids will be excited and feel the holiday spirit during this festive season as they complete each page!