Christmas Planning Help for Teachers and Librarians

If you are like me, you have one week left to plan for before the holidays. You know the kids will be “squirrelly” so you don’t want to do a skills lesson and you’ve got to have an activity of some sort to keep them engaged. I’ve done come searching and have come up with a list of web sites that provide coloring pages, information for a Christmas Around the World unit, and ornaments for the kiddos to make.

Christmas Planning Help for Teachers and Librarians

Every year I provide coloring pages for all my students from the very littles to the high school seniors who are stressed out over exams. There are a variety of online sources I consult to find the coloring pages for the different age groups.

Web sites for Christmas coloring pages

http://www.freefunchristmas.com/christmas-coloring-pages/

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/holidays/christmas-coloring-pages/

https://www.coloring.ws/christmas.htm

http://www.coloring-book.info/coloring/coloring_page.php?id=19

https://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/coloring.html


The last library visit before the holidays I show YouTube videos of Christmas around the world. I know some teachers like to do Christmas Around the World units as well. The list below contains a wide variety of Christmas Around the World activity sheets, information pages, and YouTube videos that you may be able to use if you are doing a Christmas Around the World Unit.

Web sites for Christmas around the world

Teachers Pay Teachers has many Christmas Around the World materials – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:christmas%20around%20the%20world%20coloring

Coloring pages for Christmas Around the World – http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/tags/christmas-around-the-world

A homeschool unit covering 30 countries including an ebook, activities, and crafts – https://www.123homeschool4me.com/christmas-around-world_87/

Christmas traditions and customs along with activities –  https://www.whychristmas.com

How 12 countries around the world celebrate Christmas – including printables – https://www.teachjunkie.com/holidays/christmas-around-the-world/

6 Christmas Around the World Crafts – https://www.123homeschool4me.com/christmas-around-world-6-crafts_0/

Christmas Around the World: Map Activity –https://www.kcedventures.com/blog/christmas-geography-activity-for-kids

Christmas Around The World Videos For Kids – https://www.simplykinder.com//christmas-around-world-videos-kids/

Christmas Around the World Videos – http://www.primarythemepark.com/2015/12/christmas-around-the-world-videos/

A Collection Of Historical Christmas Celebrations – http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/

Christmas Traditions Around the World – http://www.santas.net/aroundtheworld.htm – some of the links here are broken.

MVCS Library – Christmas YouTube playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv8xTCn8qNYwnztkU6IsGLOncOtmAcMy_&disable_polymer=true


The idea for this post actually started when I was working on a review for my Kid Lit blog which posted earlier this week. The book North Pole Ninjas  inspires students to do something for someone else this holiday season and includes some suggestions for the kiddos to do.

If you are looking for some easy ornaments for your kiddos to make before the holidays, you may find just what you are looking for on one of these pages. Some of them require very little prep work.

Web sites with Christmas ornaments for kids to make

30 Homemade Ornaments for the Kids – https://handsonaswegrow.com/30-homemade-ornaments-for-the-kids/

36 Adorable DIY Ornaments You Can Make With The Kids – https://www.buzzfeed.com/jreeve/diy-ornaments-you-can-make-with-your-kids-eeqg

30 of the Cutest Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make – https://buggyandbuddy.com/christmas-ornaments-kids/

Easy Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make – https://www.bhg.com/christmas/ornaments/easy-ornaments-kids-can-make/

DIY Christmas Ornaments Inspired by World Cultures – https://multiculturalkidblogs.com/2014/11/14/diy-christmas-ornaments-inspired-by-world-cultures/

20+ Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make –https://www.parents.com/holiday/christmas/crafts/handmade-gifts/

Jolly DIY Christmas Ornaments Ideas – Homemade Memories for Kids – https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/christmas-ornaments-for-kids-to-make/

Geometric Icicle DIY Ornaments – https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/geometric-icicle-diy-ornaments/


Of course I also read a lot of Christmas books during December story times. I have a list of them on my Kid Lit blog.

What is your favorite holiday activity to do with your students? Like this post and comment below to let me know.


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