**Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Dec. 9, 2015 and has been updated and reposted Dec. 14, 2016.
The snow should be falling soon, holiday decorations are up and your kids are ready for a break! Sound about right? While you are finding some last minute holiday activities, try out some of our favorite holiday stories. Try them as a read aloud, during your Daily 5 Rotation, or let the students use the search feature to explore our “Happy Holidays” section (find this by doing a “multi-variable search” and pull down the genre “Happy Holidays.”)
Pre-K and K titles and activities
The Gingerbread Man (Find A “Book Companion” Here)
The Brave Tin Soldier (Find “Order of Events” Activity Here)
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed some Snow! (Find a “Craftivity” Here)
The Night Before Christmas
The Three Kings
The Biggest, Best Snowman
The Velveteen Rabbit (Find a Reading Unit here)
Miss Holly is Too Jolly (Find Comprehension Questions Here)
Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan
A Christmas Carol (for Kids) – Dorktales
The Stubborn Christmas Tree
The Story of the Nutcracker
A Warm Winter Tail
Lemonade in Winter
Christmas Eve Blizzard
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Find a “Mini-Teaching Guide Here)
The Story of Hanukkah (Find Hanukkah Activities Here)
Merry Christmas, Geronimo! (Geronimo Stilton #12) (Find a “Novel Study” Here)
‘Tis the Season (Main Street Series)
A Christmas Collection – (Vol. 3: Classics of Childhood Read by Celebrities)
The Red Scooter
The Winter Cherries
A Christmas Carol
How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas (Find a two-part Science experiment to help Mrs. Clause here and here)
Three Wise Cats: A Christmas Story
The Winters’ Tale
The Autobiography of Santa Claus
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Elsie’s Holidays At Roselands (Book 2: Original Elsie Classics)
Young Adult- Current
Christmas in Prague (Find Teaching Resources Here)
Which are your favorites? Let us know which ones your students want to listen to again and again!
Lastly, here are a couple more generic activities you can do with Tales2go titles this winter. Enjoy!
- You can always use our Graphic Organizers to help your students organize their thoughts and assist with comprehension.
- Fact or Opinion: Winter
- Winter Themed Journal (for General Comprehension)
Happy Listening! Make sure to subscribe to our blog to get notified when we update 🙂
P.S. Happy Holidays!