I’m already beginning to hear jingle bells and Christmas music when I’m out and about, and while I hate the thought of rushing through the Thanksgiving holiday, I do have to plan ahead. You now how I like to plan ahead. I have to start thinking about the details of my December lesson plans. (Because the bigger vision is already complete). Specifically, I have to consider what journaling and prewriting practice will be appropriate for my preschoolers, as well as details in other content areas.
I’m also teaming up with some other very clever bloggers to share more educational Christmas activities and printables, so don’t miss them at the bottom of this post!
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December’s theme is straight forward.
We’re talking elves, gingerbread men, reindeer, candy canes, stockings, decorative trees, bags of presents, Santa and the like. Christmas. (And, we’ll be learning about the Christmas story as well, because being a private, in-home preschool I get to do that!)
The thing about a Christmas theme is that it adds to the Christmas spirit that comes with the season. I welcome my preschoolers into my home and you can feel the heater running, which is so inviting to chilled, rosy cheeks, as my preschoolers take off their mittens, down coats and boots. The house smells like Christmas with the scent of pine coming from the Christmas tree in the front room, and orange peels, vanilla pods, and cloves simmering on the stove.
So my preschoolers come in, take of their boots and heavy winter coats, and sit down for circle time, which happens in front of the fireplace in the family room, and they are ready to learn in a cozy, warm, and decorated environment. And since Christmas is already on their cute little brains, we will spend the month of December really enjoying it.
Because of this, I’ve created some Christmas prewriting practice cards.
Christmas Prewriting Practice Cards
This set of prewriting practice cards are completely free, and there are 30 cards, with different Christmas images and 10 different writing patterns. Just one set is enough for a small class of preschoolers, and when laminated, cut and put on a binder ring they make a great addition to your Christmas writing center.
Get Your Christmas Prewriting Practice Cards
If you think your little one would enjoy these free Christmas prewriting practice cards, you can download theme right here! Click the giant red download button below.
Print them in color on heavy cardstock, cut them out, and laminate.
Just as Christmas is a wonderful time to be with family, it’s also a wonderful time to be learning with preschool friends. With all the jingling bells and holiday music, a set of Christmas theme prewriting practice cards makes a great addition to any lesson plans. And, since much of the work is completed already, it’s minimal prep for you during this special, yet busy, time of year.
Looking for More Christmas Ideas?
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Christmas Tree Counting Fine Motor Activity // Sugar Aunts
Fine Motor and Color Sorting Christmas Trees // Teach Me Mommy
Christmas I Spy Bottle // The Pleasantest Thing
Christmas Tree Counting Number Cards // Modern Preschool
Christmas Playdough Kit // Study At Home Mama
Reusable Pom Pom Christmas Tree Busy Bag // Powerful Mothering
Free Printable Christmas Games // Life Over Cs
Free Gingerbread CVC Game // The Kindergarten Connection
DIY Christmas Tic Tac Toe // Adventures of Adam
Free Christmas Number Clip Cards // Fairy Poppins
Free Christmas Themed Prewriting Practice Cards // Stay At Home Educator
Felt Christmas Tree Number Match Up // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Christmas Stocking Matching Activity // Play & Learn Everyday
Free Printable Holiday Word Clouds // Lalymom
Christmas Addition to 15 // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Free Christmas Counting Cards // Playdough to Plato
Christmas Stamp Patterns // Still Playing School
Christmas Tree Decorating Felt Busy Bag // Coffee Cups and Crayons
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.