Christmas is always a really exciting time of the year! It feels incredibly magical and there are lots of activities to take part in, and regardless of your age, it’s not too hard to get into the Christmas spirit.
If you are a teacher and you are looking for some fun Christmas classroom activities to do with your students, then you will be happy to know that there are plenty of ideas out there for you to use.
Regardless of the age range of your students, you are sure to find some excellent activities in this list that you call all enjoy.
Check out the list below to find the perfect Christmas activities to do with your class!
1. Christmas Celebrity Heads
Celebrity heads is a well-known game. It’s easy to play and you can really play it with as many people as you want, and it’s totally family-friendly!
To make it Christmasy, all you really have to do is swap out regular celebrities for Christmas figures or characters from Christmas films!
If you have never played celebrity heads before, then don’t worry! It’s super easy to play and we’ll give you a brief run down now.
All you need to do is write a name down on a piece of paper and have someone hold that paper up on their head.
You need to make sure that they don’t look at the paper, and they must ask everyone else yes or no questions to try and work out who they are.
In a classroom setting, you can tweak the game a little bit by asking three of your students to come and stand in front of the whiteboard and then, write three characters behind them.
Remember to make sure they can’t see the names! This is a great way to get the whole class involved in an easy and fun Christmas activity.
2. Christmas Charades
Charades is always a good group activity, and when Christmas comes around, you can really have some fun with it!
You can theme all of the charade’s answers around Christmas things, so anything like the North Pole, Rudolph, Santa, or snowballs works really well.
You can even keep this educational by using things you and your class have been studying.
If you want to take this game even further, you can make it a bit more like the games Pictionary and Cranium!
3. Christmas Tongue Twisters
Tongue Twisters are incredibly simple, but also super effective! They are a great way to have a bit of fun, but without having to disrupt class time too much.
You can get extra creative with this and get your class to write their own tongue twisters, or you can prepare some in advance and see if any of your students can successfully say them!
There are lots of great Christmas tongue twisters for you to use! Here are some to get you started:
- Frosty froze frequently, furthermore fell on frozen frost freezing his fiddly thumbs
- Running reindeer romp ’round red wreaths
- Pretty packages perfectly packed in paper
- Prancer presents pumpkin pies and presents
- Eleven elves licked eleven little licorice lollipops
4. Christmas Carols
There are lots of ways you can incorporate Christmas carols into your lesson, and these ways go a lot further than just getting the class to sing them!
You can get really creative with this activity, but if you are struggling to find some inspiration, take a look at these examples to get you started:
- Pick a Christmas carol and get the class to sing it. Once everyone has sung it, ask your class to work out the main message and meaning of the song, and have a class discussion about the answers.
- Find an instrumental version of a Christmas carol of your choice and get your students to listen to it a few times.
Make sure it is familiar and well-known. Ask your class to write their own lyrics to the carol. You can take this a step further by asking them to use vocabulary words you have been studying recently.
- Get your students to form a circle. Once this has been done, go around the circle in a clockwise direction and each student has to say a lyric from the song until the song is complete.
Any students who can’t remember the lyrics are out, so see who wins!
5. Word Search
Word Searches are always fun, and at Christmas time, you can really capitalize on the theme and make it all about Christmas words. You can find Christmas word searches online really easily, but if you want to take it a step further, make your own!
Any Christmas words will work really well for this, and because there are so many Christmas-themed words out there, you will have no problem making a Christmas word search.
You can print it off for your class to do by themselves, or you can put it up on the whiteboard and play it all together!
6. Santa Says
This game is basically Simon Says, but for Christmas!
You really want to target verbs and action words when you play this, and it’s a great way to teach your students about them in a fun, on theme way!
You can theme the words and actions around Christmas activities, or you can keep it simple and just say things like “raise your hand” or “sit down”.
If you want, you can even give the students the opportunity to be Santa and have them direct your other students.
7. Make Christmas Cards
Christmas is the perfect time of year to get crafty, and making Christmas cards can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age!
This is a lovely activity to do that will give you and your students a festive break from lessons, and they can even take the Christmas cards home to their families once they have made them.
You can find some designs ahead of time and show your class how to make them, or you can just let them have free rain.
The only real theme they need to follow when making the cards is “Christmas” so this is a fun activity that allows the kids to have a chance to be creative!
8. Pin The Nose On Rudolph
Pin The Tail on the Donkey is always a great party game, but if you want to make it a bit more Christmassy, why not try Pin The Nose on Rudolph instead?
You will just need to print out a large picture of Rudolph without his nose, or if you are a bit artistic, you can draw it ahead of time instead!
You will also need to cut out some large red noses so your students have something to pin on Rudolph.
This is a great way to get your children excited about Christmas and make them feel included in a classroom activity. It’s great when you want a good laugh as well!
9. Solve Emoji Math
Yes, that’s right, we’re including math on this list! This is a great activity to incorporate into your lesson because it’s very Christmassy, but it still gives your students the opportunity to learn.
Emoji math is pretty much what the title says: math made up of emojis!
You can find some simple or hard emoji math problems online and all you need to do is put them up on the whiteboard and see if your students can figure them out!
When you do it as a group activity, it can really make the whole activity more fun and it will have your students working together to solve the problem.
If you are pretty good at math yourself, why not make some of your own Christmas emoji math problems for your students to try?
Just make sure that you keep it age appropriate because if the problems are too hard for the age range you teach, your students won’t have much fun!
10. Make A Christmas Wreath
Here’s another crafty one that both you and your students will enjoy! It doesn’t get much more Christmassy than Wreaths, and it’s actually a lot easier to make your own than you might think!
You can find lots of ways to make wreaths online and you can make them out of practically any material, so why not incorporate this into one of your lessons that is close to Christmas?
Your students will enjoy it and it’s a great way for you to get involved as a teacher as well!
There are plenty of Christmas classroom activities out there for you to do with your students, but if you are struggling to find any inspiration, why not give these activities a try?
The beauty of these activities is that they are suitable for any age and you can cater them to your age group however you need to.
These activities are the perfect way to get you and your students into the Christmas spirit and it gives them a well-deserved break from their usual lesson plan!
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