Inside: You’ll find 3 Christmas writing templates
I was leafing through my copy of Themes: Celebrations by the McCrackens when I came across a few Christmas writing ideas for Grades K to 2.
These activities are not only low prep but will also result in some lovely writing.
Christmas Tree Writing
- Brainstorm with your class all the decorations that might be on a tree.
- Brainstorm an adjective for each item.
- Colour the tree with decorations being sure to draw one of something, two of something, etc.
- Complete the writing pattern. Eg., ” The Christmas tree has One bright blue bell, Two smiling angels, Three happy gingerbread boys, Four sweet candy canes, Five twinkling lights, Six funny snowmen.”
- Add some glitter to the tree when the writing is finished!
Christmas Stocking Booklets
Christmas stockings are so much fun. I might even argue that they’re the best part of Christmas morning. It’s that magical moment as a kid when you run into the living room, see that Santa ate his cookies and drank his milk, and your stocking is stuffed with little treasures. Mmm … the memories!
- Make two copies of the template for every child. It’s fun to use a variety of coloured paper and then pre-cut the little pages.
- Every child receives 8 little pages (they can choose their colours from the pre-cuts).
- Each blank is filled in with a “wished for” item.
- Colour in the little stockings on each page. Maybe add a drawing of the little present, too!
- When finished, staple the pages together to make a little booklet.
Descriptive Christmas Card Writing
For this writing activity you’ll need a stash of old Christmas cards. Be sure to rip the backs off because you only need the pretty fronts.
- Every child chooses their favourite Christmas card from your stash.
- Glue the card to the top of the page. Depending on the size of the card you may need to “fussy cut” it first.
- Write a paragraph describing the Christmas card.
- Be sure to model this step. Choose your own card and put it under your document camera or up on the board. Then, as a class, talk about the card and write a paragraph together (with the teacher doing the writing). Once they see how it’s done, I find that most of my students can independently print their own short descriptions.
I hope you can use these templates for your own Christmas writing.