Christmas Teaching Ideas

Teaching ideas and lesson plans to inform and educate students about Christmas Plenty of festive fun for teachers and students

Let's get spooky..

Let's get spooky..

Christmas is a great time of year to capture your students imagination and let them get creative across a range of curriculum areas.  It is a great time to get creative and let kids be kids for at least one month of the year.  Take a look at some of our Christmas teaching ideas below.

Christmas craft activities for students

Useful Christmas Websites

  1. Have you been naughty or nice? Go Ask Santa for an instant report of what he has written about you on his Naughty or Nice List. Warning: very young children might not understand that this is just for fun.
  2. Send an Email message to Santa . Select the toy you would like the most for Christmas or write a special message to Santa. Check with your parents first, to make sure it's OK.
  3. Go to Santa's Toy Workshop to see the world's most advanced Toy making machine,the Magnetic Kinetic Toy Hulla-Ballu. Warning: this site makes it hard to use the Back button.
  4. Adopt an Elf Buddy. You can have as many as you like. And you can even print out their pictures. Warning: this site makes it hard to use the Back button. Tip: right-click the back button.
  5. Where is Santa? NORAD tracks Santa . [The radar site opens in a new window. Close the window to get back to this list of Christmas links.]
  6. Go to Mrs. Claus's kitchen. She has the most creative recipes this side of the Big Dipper.
  7. Welcome to Santa Claus Elf School . Santa invites you to become an Honorary Elf and earn your very own Honorary Elf Diplomas with your name on them! You can get an Honorary Elf Diploma for each of the 12 games in Elf School.
  8. Santa's Crosswords . Choose from seven different crossword puzzles.
  9. Christmas Puzzles - Enjoy the christmas puzzles of Have fun and a merry christmas!
  10. Get daily updates on Santa Claus and Village news during December! You can keep up with all the fun each day from December 1st to Christmas day by clicking on number for that day's date.
  11. Find out about Christmas celebrations and customs in other parts of the world.
  12. Read the poem, The Night Before Christmas - A Visit from St. Nicholas, by Clement Clarke Moore.