Enjoy one of the most popular holiday celebrations with these Christmas themed activity worksheets.

These worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the Christmas season, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards, which can be used during discussions of the topics. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth.

Note for instructors: In addition to the activity sheets, this collection includes writing paper decorated with Christmas and winter themes.

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Synonyms

Find a holiday-themed synonym for each word. Write it on the line.

Word Scramble

Unscramble each Christmas word. Write it on the line.

Christmas Word Search

Find the Christmas related words in the puzzle. Write each word you find on a line.

The Story Behind the Grinch

People often ask what inspired Dr. Suess to write the now-beloved story.

The Story Behind the Grinch Questions

Sixty years later, it is a Christmas classic.

Decorate the Tree

Help decorate the Christmas tree by coloring the ornaments. If an ornament contains a noun, color it red. If it contains an adjective, color it green. If it contains a verb, color it blue.

Twas the Night Before Christmas

A classic to read around this time of year.

Twas the Vocabulary of the Poem

Write the meaning for each of the following words.

The History of the Christmas Cookie

Christmas cookies have their origins long ago, long before people started celebrating Christmas the way that we do today.

Cookie Questions

Why have people historically feasted at Christmas and its preceding seasonal celebrations?

Traditions

A tradition is custom, belief, or activity that is passed on from generation to generation. Describe some of the Christmas traditions in your family.

Reindeer Trivia

How much do you know about reindeer? Answer each question to find out!

Vocabulary Matching Game

Cut out each card along the dotted lines. Mix the cards and lay them face down. Turn the cards over two at a time to look for a match.

Matching Cards

Cards for the terms: stocking elf star candy cane ornaments

Last of the Matching Cards

The terms include: wreath mistletoe holly sleigh lights, and candle

Sequencing: Making Gingerbread Men

Put the steps in order.

Got My Pictures Together

Match each letter to the picture with the same beginning sound.

Legend of the Christmas Spider

Tinsel was created in Germany. It was first made from thin strips of beaten silver. One folk story about how tinsel was created is called The Christmas Spider, and it is believed to have originated in the Ukraine.

Christmas Crossword

Put everything in its place please.

The Yule Log

Christmas has its origins in winter solstice celebrations, and Yule is the name given to the winter solstice festivals in Scandinavia. People in many cultures burn Yule logs during Christmas.

Yule Log Questions

Answer all the questions to the previous reading passage.

Word Search

Search for: carols, celebrate, December, decorations, evergreen, garland, greetings, ornament, reindeer, stocking, tradition, yuletide

Word Chop

You get a chopped salad of the words: celebrate, chimney, decorations, evergreen, garland, greetings, mittens, ornament, reindeer, stocking, workshop, yuletide

Word Scramble

Unscramble the letters of the Christmas words.

Christmas Visual Crossword

You obviously know the name of the people and animals, but the ornaments might beat you.

Missing Letters

Part vocabulary, part spelling activity, but all Christmas through and through.

Alphabetic Order

Put the words sleigh, jolly, merry, yuletide, chimney, decorations, tinsel, evergreen, reindeer, and holly in alphabetic order.

Christmas Acrostic Poem

This is usually the most popular version of this activity.

Reindeer Poem

Rudolph is always first or last on this poem.

Santa Poem

Saint Nick is always found in this one too.

Ornament Writing Paper

A nice themed paper for students to write with during the winter months.

Bingo Card #1

This card set includes the vocabulary words: evergreen, reindeer, tinsel, jingle, merry, holly, December, sleigh, garland, carols, gifts, workshop, wreath, chimney, jolly, elves, eggnog, ornament, mittens, stocking, greetings, yuletide, poinsettia, rooftop

Bingo Card #2

Work off of this one.

Bingo Card #3

A really fun game to play with students.

Bingo Card #4

We would suggest defining the words and having them find the matching word.

Bingo Card #5

You can also try using the words as blanks in sentences with the proper context.

Bingo Card #6

Last BINGO card for you.

Ornament Writing Paper #2

These are hanging lights usually found on the side of homes.

Winter Fox Writing Paper

A more winter oriented theme is found here.

Christmas KWL

Great to kick off December or a unit in general.

Snowmen Writing Paper

An oldie, but a goodie.

Christmas Word Wall

You will find seventeen pages of words for your walls.

Santa's Christmas Night Adventure

List several parts of speech that directly relate Santa's Christmas Night Adventure.

What's Boxing Day

Boxing Day refers to both the day after Christmas, December 26th, and the Public Holiday which follows Christmas Day, should the 26th fall on a weekend.

A Christmas War Story

In the midst of World War I, there was a Christmas truce between German and British troops in France (1914). Soldiers on both sides spontaneously began to sing Christmas carols and stopped fighting.

Sleigh Handwriting

For our younger students.

The Perfect Gift

Describe the perfect gift for you this year.

Presents

Write the word and say it too.

The Economy of Christmas

Christmas is typically the largest annual economic stimulus for many nations. Sales increase dramatically in almost all retail areas and shops introduce new products as people purchase gifts, decorations, and supplies.

Reindeer

That looks a lot like Prancer.

Santa Claus

You can color him in too. The beard is done for you already.

Santa Claus's Sack

List everything that you hope is in Santa's sack for you this year.