Christmas 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’s advent calendars, Christmas cards or a simple nativity script for a seasonal show, there will be something to bring you festive cheer!
Information and display
These are some great ideas for Christmas role play.
A PowerPoint that explores how we celebrate Christmas today, with seasonal animations on each slide.
An advent calendar with animated images and information about Christmas customs around the world.
Kermit and Grover ask children to explain how Santa fits down the chimney.
Some beautiful images for a seasonal display.
These A5 cards feature Christmas items for number line displays.
Four interactive scenes to help pupils discuss and retell the story of Christmas. From TESiboard.
Songs and plays
A simple nativity script, which includes the lyrics to familiar Christmas songs.
These easy winter or Christmas-themed songs can be sung to familiar tunes.
An original Christmas song with separate audio track and lyrics.
A Christmas action song which can be downloaded for free.
A Christmas themed dance activity.
This simple performance, which introduces Santa and Christmas customs, is particularly useful for EAL pupils.
A festive counting song with animation.
Christmas reindeer fly on to the screen to help children in counting to ten.
Produce your own Christmas cards, with this design tool from TESiboard.
Sort the presents by shape, colour or size as they come off the conveyor belt. From TESiboard.
A winter bingo game which focuses on the numbers one to ten.
These lotto game boards use images of traditional Christmas items.
A shape and space activity for designing wrapping paper using repeating image patterns. From TESiboard.
A simple control activity where pupils dress Santa and his elf. From TESiboard.