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Christmas Activities

Christmas Rhymes and Activities

Christmas Symbols
santa activity


Children will learn about the Christmas celebration and its symbols.


  • Christmas pictures
  • Felt board


Show a picture of a birthday cake (or present a real birthday cake) to children. “On December 25 many people around the world celebrate the birthday of a very special person. Do you know whose birthday it is?” Give children time to respond. “Yes, it’s the birthday of baby Jesus. Jesus was not really born on December 25. It is the day that people chose a long time ago to represent his birthday.”

Read a book about Christmas B Is for Bethlehem (Picture Puffins) by Isabel Wilner or any other Christmas story to your children.

Ask children to tell you some other things that they know about Christmas or how they celebrate Christmas. Make a list on the board or on a sheet of chart paper.

Explain that people from different countries and different families celebrate the winter holiday season in different ways. Some families celebrate Christmas. However, they may do Christmas activities differently.
Read the book: Christmas Around the World by Mary D. Lankford.

Talk about the different Christmas symbols we can see during Christmastime.

At Christmastime, What Can I See?
By Chris Roll, KidsSoup, Inc

At Christmastime I can see
Lots of lights on the Christmas tree
A Santa big, and oh so jolly
And a wreath decked with holly
Candles shining ever so bright
And reindeer flying through the night
A beautiful star atop the tree
And stockings hanging for you and me
On Christmas Day, what can I can see?
I see lots of presents under the Christmas tree!

Read more about todays Christmas symbols and traditions


The First Christmas
Author Unknown

Clop, clop, clop went the donkey’s feet,
Clop, clop, clop down the stony street.
Nod, nod, nod went Mary’s head.
She was tired, and she needed a bed.
Knock, knock, knock went Joseph at the door.
“Do you have room for anyone more?”
“No, no, no!” the innkeeper said,
“I don’t even have one more bed.”
“Wait, wait, wait,” the innkeeper said,
“You can use my stable for a bed.”
“Shh, shh, shh . . .What is that I hear?
The cry of Baby Jesus, oh so dear!”



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12 Days of Christmas

Sing this popular Christmas song with your children with the help of felt story pictures. Or make up new verses to the “12 Days of Christmas” song.

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