If you are looking for some meaningful, no prep literacy ideas, then you may love these activities! The activities are quick and easy, yet they keep your students learning during these very busy and exciting weeks before Christmas.
This 37 page Christmas Literacy Activity Packet includes:
Page 1: Title Page
Pages 2 and 3: What’s Missing? Rhyming Activities- Children must cut and paste the correct rhyming words into the sentences provided.
Pages 4 and 5: What’s Missing?- Children must cut and paste the correct words into the sentences provide.
Pages 6 and 7: Score with Four (played like the popular game Connect Four)- Children take turns rolling a die to see how many lines they may draw on the grid. Each time a child closes a box, he/she writes a word wall word (or any assigned list of words) in the box. The student with the most words at the end of the game wins.
Pages 8 and 9: Color It, Count It, and Graph It- Children must color each word following a code, count how many times each word appears, and graph the results.
Page 10: Secret Words- Children must use the alphabet/number code to figure out the 10 missing words associated with Christmas.
Page 11: Word Building Activity- Children cut out the letters that spell “Christmas”, arrange the letters to make as many different words as they can with those letters, and write each word in the appropriate column.
Page 12: Word Building Activity- Children cut out the letters that spell “Ornaments”, arrange the letters to make as many different words as they can with those letters, and write each word in the appropriate column.
Page 13: Word Building Activity- Children cut out the letters that spell “Mistletoe”, arrange the letters to make as many different words as they can with those letters, and write them in the appropriate column.
Page 14: Cut and Paste Rhyming Word Match- Children cut and paste each word next to its rhyming partner.
Page 15: Santa’s Word Hunt: The teacher asks the students to search for words in their books that contain certain letters, blends, or digraphs (example: if you are working on /ch/, you may ask children to look for words that have the “ch” or “tch” spelling) and record them on the activity sheet. (You may also allow students to use word walls, charts, posters, or various reading materials.) The students will then choose 2 of the words they have written and draw, color, and label them in the boxes provided.
Pages 16 and 17: Write About It! These two pages contain story starters and ideas for the students to write creative stories. (Writing pages are included on pages 26-36 in this packet.)
Page 18: Compound Mix-Up- Children must cut the mixed up compound words, rearrange them to form real compound words, and paste them on the activity sheet.
Page 19: Nouns and Verbs- Children are to read the words, cut them out, sort them into the correct columns labeled Nouns/Verbs, and paste them onto the activity sheet.
Page 20: Making a List and Checking It Twice- Students are to make a list of 10 things that Santa must do, the elves must do, and they must do to prepare for Christmas.
Page 21: Fact or Opinion- Students look at the picture provided, read the sentences on the bottom of the page, and cut, sort, and paste the sentences into the correct columns labeled Fact/Opinion.
Page 22: Pick A Box Partner Game- Students must roll a die, read a word from that column correctly, and color it. The student with the most boxes at the end of the game wins.
Pages 23 and 24: Mixed Up and Fixed Up- Students cut, arrange, and paste the words to create a complete sentence. The children then write the sentence and draw a picture to go with the sentence.
Page 25: Building Fluency with Christmas Tic, Tac, Toe Partner Game- Partners take turns correctly reading the sentences and marking the box with an X or an O. The player with 3 marks in a row wins. (You may also laminate the sheets and use dry erase markers or pennies and nickels to mark the boxes.)
Pages 26-36: Writing pages meant for Creative Writing Activities- Each page has the same black and white border (with the exception of page 36 which has a red border) that may be decorated by the student. Each page is lined. Two pages have no graphics- one page is meant to be the second page of the writing activity and the other has a box where students may draw their own picture to go with their story. All other pages have various Christmas graphics, some in color and others in black and white allowing the children to color the picture.
Page 37: Thank you and credits
I hope these no-prep activity pages help relieve some stress during these very busy and exciting weeks before Christmas. They have definitely helped me!
Learning With A Smile
Keywords: Christmas | Literacy | First Grade | Second Grade | Third Grade | Homeschool | Christmas Centers | Christmas Activities | Holiday Centers | Holiday Morning Work | Christmas Morning Work | Christmas Printables
Skills :rhyming, compound words, nouns, verbs, fact or opinion, sentence structure, word building, graphing, fill-ins, writing