Exploring Christmas traditions in EYFS

Embrace Christmas time with your early years class using these hand-picked resources exploring the Christmas story and typical festive traditions

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Christmas tree, star, biscuits and dried orange, exploring Christmas tranditions resources

Top resources to familiarise younger learners with the Christmas story and festive traditions

It’s hard to believe that yet another calendar year has flown by and that Christmas is just around the corner again. Bring the spirit of Christmas into your early years classroom with these hand-picked lesson plans and activity ideas, looking at the Christmas story and seasonal customs.

The Christmas story
angiemettrick

The Christmas story

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Simple versions of the Christmas story with child-friendly pictures and Christian context, for use with Reception / key stage one.
The Christmas Story - colouring & writing booklets
toty

The Christmas Story - colouring & writing booklets

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Very simple booklets about the birth of Jesus. We use the first two to practise handwriting (each letter being formed correctly on the board first). The faces are blank so that the children can add their own expressions in other words I can t draw faces!! Book 1 has starting dots to show the c...
Letter to Santa Activity
TeachElite

Letter to Santa Activity

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Letter to Santa Want a lovely activity to complete with your pupils in the run up to the Christmas season? Look no further! Here is a letter that you can send to Father Christmas/Santa Clause with a list of their Christmas presents. Included is the address to send the letter. This is the ...
Christmas Maths Game: Elves and Santas
Krazikas

Christmas Maths Game: Elves and Santas

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Elves and Santas is a seasonal variation of snakes and ladders. The resource can be enlarged to A3 size and laminated. There are 70 squares on the board. The game can be played with regular dice or numbered dice. This game is particularly appropriate for reception and Year 1 children (EYFS) as ...
The Christmas Story - Writing Booklets
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The Christmas Story - Writing Booklets

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Booklet template for writing a retell of the Christmas Story. Suitable for Reception and Key Stage 1. Clear illustrations for each part of the story of the nativity to act as visual aids. 6 versions included. Versions 1, 3 and 5 are the same apart from the title pages. Versions 2, 4 and 6 are the sa...