Whether you’re kept inside by winter storms, need something for fast finishers, or are just in the mood for some fun, these resources will give you fun stuff for Christmas and Chanukah.
Just a note: we’ve noticed that a search for “free printables” turns up some shady sites that can damage your computer. For this topic, stick with folks you trust. We’ve checked all of these for you.
- A printable writing form for How to Decorate a Christmas Tree is a good way to practice chronological order, transitions, and writing directions.
- Andrew Mitchell’s Easy Reindeer Maze is a great PDF file to print out. Here’s the hard version.
- Beautiful Chanukah toys from The Toymaker.
- Christmas and wintry stuff from the same source.
- Jan Brett’s printable paper ornament directions.
- Printable Winter Bingo cards.
- A printable PDF file of “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.”
- Robert Sabuda’s printable snowflake pop-up card. A more complex option: the reindeer card.
- A holiday I Spy game from Hewlitt-Packard.
- From the same source, a print and cut project for making a snowflake ornament with kids’ pictures. Use them on your class tree or bulletin board and send them home for parents, whether they celebrate Christmas or not (not true of all similar projects).
- A printable hidden pictures page showing people getting in their firewood for the winter.
- A preschool activity pack with lots of Christmas tree themed worksheets for counting, cutting, tracing, etc.
Some online holiday fun, too, for your computer center:
- The Snowflake Factory allows users to design paper snowflakes. I can see using this for simple fractions, shapes, symmetry, and practice on basic mouse work. Set it up as a computer center.
- Jan Brett’s Christmas tree decorating for a computer center — good mouse practice, and you can print out your results as a Christmas card.