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

Christmas role play for early years

These are some great ideas for Christmas role play.

Christmas today

A PowerPoint that explores how we celebrate Christmas today, with seasonal animations on each slide.

Advent calendar

An advent calendar with animated images and information about Christmas customs around the world.

How does Santa get in?

Kermit and Grover ask children to explain how Santa fits down the chimney.

Christmas pictures

Some beautiful images for a seasonal display.

Christmas counting cards

These A5 cards feature Christmas items for number line displays.

Nativity story

Four interactive scenes to help pupils discuss and retell the story of Christmas. From TESiboard.

Songs and plays

Simple nativity play

A simple nativity script, which includes the lyrics to familiar Christmas songs.

Chilly days ahead

These easy winter or Christmas-themed songs can be sung to familiar tunes.


An original Christmas song with separate audio track and lyrics.

It’s Christmas time!

A Christmas action song which can be downloaded for free.

A magical

A Christmas themed dance activity.

Christmas concert

This simple performance, which introduces Santa and Christmas customs, is particularly useful for EAL pupils.

Five Christmas puddings

A festive counting song with animation.

Little reindeer

Christmas reindeer fly on to the screen to help children in counting to ten.


Christmas card designer

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

Christmas present sorting

Sort the presents by shape, colour or size as they come off the conveyor belt. From TESiboard.

Christmas bingo

A winter bingo game which focuses on the numbers one to ten.

Christmas traditions lotto

These lotto game boards use images of traditional Christmas items.

Wrapping paper maker

A shape and space activity for designing wrapping paper using repeating image patterns. From TESiboard.

Dress Santa

A simple control activity where pupils dress Santa and his elf. From TESiboard.

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