I don’t know about your preschool or home, but it’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas here. Christmas really is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Preschoolers are so full of excitement and joy this time of year. And what better way to enjoy the season than with these awesome Christmas literacy activities for preschool?!
20+ Christmas Literacy Activities for Preschool
Many preschool teachers start out the school year really enthusiastic and full of creative teaching ideas for fall or farm preschool themes. It starts to dwindle a little as the months pass, but then Christmas lesson planning brings it all back!
Here are some fun Christmas literacy activities for your classroom or to do at home during the Christmas break. Some of them I even save for Christmas Day with my own kids.
All of the activities on this list are free, and most include printables to make your education time even easier. Laminate the printables for greater durability and you can use them from year to year!
Kids will have a blast with these preschool Christmas activities that focus on literacy.
Christmas Literacy Activities for Preschoolers
Kids can learn beginning sounds with this super fun and festive Polar Express Activity.
Teach kids how to change words to end in ing in this fun literacy-focused Christmas Theme Game!
Invite your preschoolers to work to make their own Christmas cards with this cute Christmas writing center for preschoolers.
Help kids learn to recognize sight words with this super simple Christmas Muffin Time Game!
Play with letters while exploring the book Pete the Cat Saves Christmas in this book-based ABC Game!
Make your own Christmas poem with this fun Gingerbread Man Interactive Poem.
Help kids make their own Christmas bookmarks using these Christmas Bookmark Ideas to spark a love of reading in your students.
Preschoolers can have fun while learning when they complete this Christmas Picture and Word Tracing activity.
This gingerbread man song and FREE printable is perfect for circle time and will quickly become the crowd favorite!
Even More Christmas Literacy Activities for Preschool
Help kids write their own letter to Santa with this simple to use Letter to Santa Printable!
Get six Christmas printables in this Christmas Activity Pack!
Learn the alphabet gingerbread style with this simple Gingerbread Alphabet Activity!
Teach kids how to recognize the beginning sound in a word with this fun initial sound Snowman Printable.
These Christmas pre-writing cards are a great addition to your preschool writing center.
Learn common letter blends with these Christmas Tree Blend Puzzles!
Countdown to Christmas with these 25 picture books all about Jesus!
Invite your preschoolers to retell the Christmas story with this beautiful felt nativity with FREE template!
Christmas Literacy Activities for Preschool Centers
Did I mention that a lot of these activities are also great for your preschool centers? Add them to your circle time, too. The activities in my Christmas Activity Pack are my top favorites!
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.