Christmas MFL

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 vocab so they can join in with celebrations wherever they may be.





A merry French Christmas

  • This comprehensive PowerPoint explains how Christmas is celebrated in France.

Festive quiz

  • Build pupils’ research and dictionary skills with this seasonal language quiz.

Vocab for Noël

  • This picture labeling exercise will help students learn Christmas words in French.

Present for Christmas

  • See what pupils can find out about Christmas in France with this research and presentation task.

Bingo bells

  • This picture bingo game tests how many Christmas words pupils know.

Find the French

  • A selection of word searches with Christmas and nativity vocab.

French Christmas cards

  • Step-by-step instructions for pupils to create their own Christmas cards with French greetings.

Help Santa find his way

  • This game helps pupils to practise directional language in French.

French nativity

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

Cher Papa Nöel

  • This simple vocab list will help pupils to write a letter to Santa.

French Christmas stickers

  • Seasonal stickers that reward good work while reminding pupils of festive French vocab.

French celebration

  • Bring a little French festivity to school by trying these ideas for an assembly or concert.

Pere Nöel

  • This simple story about Father Christmas getting ready for his Christmas Eve adventures is great for revising clothes.

Pere Nöel song

  • This Christmas song is set to the tune of Frère Jacques.

Christmas quick quizzes

  • These starters activities are perfect for the festive period.


A Christmas quiz

  • Introduce pupils to Christmas traditions in England and Germany with this multiple choice quiz.


  • There are 50 Christmas terms for pupils to find in this word search.

Christmas language pack

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

Weihnachten vocab

  • These picture cards will help pupils remember Christmas words.

An Advent rhyme

  • This simple seasonal rhyme will remind pupils of grammar points and asks them to create their own Christmas poem.

Der schneemann

  • Help pupils to remember colours in German with this poem and accompanying dance.

German Christmas treats

  • Students can practise reading the imperative by studying these simple German recipes.

Rudolph das kleine rentier

  • This German translation of ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ combines animation and sound for singing along in class.

Ten reindeer

  • This festive counting song will remind pupils of the numbers one to ten in German.


Interactive Advent calendar

  • Click on the numbers to reveal how each one is pronounced.

Mexican night before Christmas

  • A poem that combines Mexican Spanish and English to help pupils get to grips with both languages.

Christmas flashcards

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

Spanish Christmas cards

  • Use these step-by-step instructions to design Christmas cards with Spanish greetings.

Board game for the season

  • Practise numbers and Christmas vocab with this simple, festive board game.

Celebrating Christmas

  • Posters, a quiz and vocab to bring some Spanish Christmas cheer to your classroom.

Mystery Pictionary

  • Pupils must guess what each of these Christmas images are before they are fully revealed.

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