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Christmas teaching resources

Christmas teaching resources

'Tis the season of goodwill, presents and joy. Celebrate in class with these festive teaching resources, activities and lesson plans, which include Christmas shopping maths, a Santa murder mystery, Christmassy tales, carol services, nativity scripts and more.

Early years

Here you'll find a range of teaching resources to add a dash of good will to your nursery or early years classroom. Whether it is advent calendars, Christmas cards or a simple nativity script for a seasonal show, there will be something here to bring you festive cheer.

 Colour the reindeer’s noses

Christmas counting cards

These A5 cards feature Christmas items for number line displays.

Colour the reindeer’s noses

It’s not just Rudolph with the brightly coloured noses in this simple, Christmas activity.

Christmas card designer

Produce your own Christmas cards, with this design tool from TESiboard.

Assemblies and shows

The Christmas show is a great school tradition. Whether you’re producing a nativity, a carol service or a panto, we’re sure that you’ll find a script in this collection to suit you, along with an assortment of Christmas assemblies too.

A spring in your step to Bethlehem

Ready-made carol service

This PowerPoint presentation includes readings, carols and beautiful graphics that will help your audience to get into the spirit of Christmas.

A spring in your step to Bethlehem

This rhyming nativity play script is a great choice for younger students.

Pantomime script

“He’s behind you!” Put on a show this Christmas with this short and adaptable script.

Quizzes and classroom games

Festive quizzes, pictures and Advent calendars are just some of the fun and games in store in this collection of hand-picked Christmas teaching resources.

Christmas quiz

Christmas countdown clock

Can pupils pack up before the Christmas tree on this countdown clock is decorated?

Christmas quiz

Try this fun festive quiz to test pupils’ knowledge of Christmas traditions and trivia.

Who or what am I?

Try this fun festive quiz to test pupils’ knowledge of Christmas traditions and trivia.

Literature and literacy

From seasonal poetry and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to pantomime drama techniques and The Twelve Days of Christmas, we have a lovely collection of literature and literacy-based resources to get your class into the Christmas spirit.

Christmas poetry

The Christmas story

A simple PowerPoint presentation that tells the Christmas story with animations and sound.

A Christmas Carol context and gothic writing techniques

Introduce your pupils to gothic writing technique and the context of Dickens’ tale with these PowerPoint-based activities.

Christmas poetry

A PowerPoint presentation with different forms of poetry all related to Christmas or winter.


This maths collection is packed with innovative Christmas calculations. Try these teaching resources to add a taste of the season to your classroom sums.

Star at the top of the tree

Star at the top of the tree

Light up the Christmas tree in this activity where students can practise operations with negative numbers.

Festive fractions

Use Christmas pictures to help pupils work out fractions.

Stocking full of sums

A pack of Christmas puzzles for secondary students to solve.

Religious education

Help your students to understand one of the most important events in the Christian calendar with our pick of the best resources uploaded by TES Connect users.

One night in Bethlehem

One night in Bethlehem

This straight-forward re-telling of tale of Jesus’ birth is perfect for younger learners.

What the Gospels say

Study the Gospels of Matthew and Luke and examine what they reveal about the birth of Jesus.

Christmas from Australia to Kenya

Explore Christmas traditions across the globe with this PowerPoint offering a snapshot of many different countries.


Joyeux Noël, fröhliche Weihnachten and ¡feliz Navidad! It’s not just how people wish each other a merry Christmas that varies from country to country, but the way that it’s celebrated too. Try this collection of hand-picked Christmas teaching resources and lesson plans to help pupils understand festive traditions and learn seasonal vocabulary so they can join in with celebrations wherever they may be.

French nativity


French nativity

Explain the story of baby Jesus with this simple version in French.


Christmas flashcards

These simple picture flashcards will help pupils remember Spanish Christmas words.


Christmas language pack

Fill-in-the-gaps and matching games are just two of the activities in this bundle of fun festive tasks.


Christmas is a time of giving. Give your pupils support and help them to celebrate the season with these SEN resources.

Fun Christmas vocabulary

Nativity story flash cards

Help pupils understand the story of Jesus’ birth with these picture flash cards.

Fun Christmas vocabulary

Let Father Christmas remind pupils of words to use over the holidays.

Christmas numbers: 0-20

Printed on dyslexia-friendly blue backgrounds, these baubles and snowmen can help pupils practise counting.

TES iboard 12 days of Christmas

Lots of you loved these fun, festive and free interactive games last year so we’ve brought them back. They’ll have you and your pupils hooked until Hogmanay. There's over 20 hours of teaching for Key Stages 1 and 2.

TES iboard, Bauble symmetry

Bauble symmetry

Match each bauble with a symmetrical one.

Christmas tree coordinates

A tricky challenge - draw a Christmas tree using coordinates.

Elf sorter

Sort the elves by different attributes.

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