MFL Christmas crackers

Resources team
13th December 2019
MFL Christmas crackers

Our favourite festive picks for primary and secondary students

We’ve selected some of the top Christmas-themed MFL activities, songs and games to ensure your pupils enjoy the last lessons of term.


Teach Christmas vocabulary using these booklets, crosswords and hands-on activities, and prepare your students for a Joyeux Noël before the winter break.

Joyeux Noël - Activities

I am preparing a Christmas activity booklet for my students. I have included a range of activities to suit differing abilities. Covers: Christmas vocab/prepositions/question words/ colours & some facts about Christmas in France. Please take the time a moment to comment. Your feedback is always appreciated. Come on guys, don’t be mean. Show your appreciation for the work I have done and saved you from doing…) Joyeux Noël à tous.

By labellaroma

French Christmas Crossword Puzzles - Mots Croisés pour Noël

French Christmas Crossword Puzzles - Mots Croisés pour Noël

2 Christmas crossword puzzles for an easy and quick no prep activity before or after the Christmas holidays. The clues are written in French and students must find the answers to the questions also in French. Answer keys provided.

LICENSING TERMS: This purchase includes a license for one teacher only for personal use in their classroom. Licenses are non-transferable, meaning they can not be passed from one teacher to another. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses.

COPYRIGHT TERMS: This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives, unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students.
By Jennifer Crespin

Rimes de Noël -ryming game & crossword

Christmas activity featuring Christmas vocabulary, suitable for Year 9 + . Clues are given with a rhyming word for each Christmas vocabulary word. These can then be used in the Crossword (which uses the same clues) for consolidation.

By pbarry0

C'est Noël (Christmas Unit) Literacy and Numeracy

Materiel educatif sur le theme de Noel pour la prematernelle, les enfants ayant un trouble du spectre de l'autisme et/ou une deficience intellectuelle. Vous trouverez dans ce document de 107 pages, des exercices portant sur le vocabulaire, le dénombrement, l'organisation spatiale, la motricité fine et plus encore.
By Manon61r


Talk about Weihnachten with German learners using these songs, reading worksheets and writing prompts. 

Weihnachten in Europa

Christmas celebrations in different European countries are in the focus of this resource which starts with a simple vocabulary revision. There are some extensive reading activities with different comprehension tasks followed by a writing and a speaking activity. The grammatical focus is on 'denn' and 'weil' together with ways of expressing an opinion in German. Thank you for your feedback last year which has inspired me to create this resource.
By rosered27

GERMAN- ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS FOR Y3-Y4: Christmas decorations/ Quiz/ Song lyrics/ Game activities


Fun German activities to celebrate Christmas!

INCLUDES : topic and practice worksheets with audio/ lesson plans/ song lyrics/Christmas decorations/ poster for display/ certificate of merit/ Quiz-test/

SET UP: It’s the Christmas season and everybody at Cosmoville is celebrating: Father Christmas wishes Merry Christmas to everyone.

Colourful PDF files from the COSMOVILLE book series, testing pupils about the lessons from unit 3: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS. The PDF files have the SOUND embedded (PDF’s require ADOBE READER to access the audio content) and can be used on whiteboards. The folder also includes printable students’ activity worksheets and CUT-OUT characters’ masks for practising role-playing.

Topic and practice worksheets include:
o Fröhliche Weihnachten!
o “Was wünschst du dir zu Weihnachten?”

• Die Weihnachtsdekoration


Folder includes:
• 1 large classroom poster with sound embedded for display
• 3 pages with the Genesis and characters' description
• 1 song lyrics
• 11 pages featuring 2 complete lesson plans
• 1 quiz game
• 9 printable students’ practice and topic worksheets
• 5 cut-out characters’ masks for role-playing

Also available in French, Spanish, and English.
By maskaradelanguages

Die zehn Rentiere

A festive counting song in German about reindeer with full text and tune at end.
By frenchgerman

German Writing Prompts Christmas- Deutsche Schreibanlässe zu Weihnachten

In diesem Produkt findest du drei weihnachtliche Schreibanlässe für fortgeschrittene Schreiber. Jeder Schreibanlass startet mit einem kurzen, anregenden Text.
By Learn German with Fun


Make sure this year your lessons before Navidad are enjoyable for your Spanish learners with a treasure hunt or some craftivities.

Spanish Christmas GCSE-style activities

Reading, writing, translation and speaking GCSE-style activities on the theme of Christmas, including answers.
Can be used with Key Stage 3 or 4 as end of term revision, assessments or incorporated into Christmas-themed lessons.

By katelanguages


Revision cards for Christmas vocabulary. Print back to back.
By cks01

Christmas (Spanish unit) / Navidad / Navidades - Juegos y actividades

A fun activity for your Spanish lesson to help students to learn vocabulary related to Christmas and to revise colours, numbers, days of the week, plurals…

- Match picture + word
- Fill the gaps
- Mazes
- Word searches
- Letters to Santa and the Three Wise Men
- Cards / Word Walls
- Colouring pages
- Drawing activities
- Bookmarks

Total pages: 50

By NeSSi007

Interactive Cultural Activities for Christmas / La Navidad

This 4-hour (about four days) bundle uses students’ knowledge of the target language to celebrate culturally relevant Christmas traditions from around the world. This bundle includes various learning activities that use crafts and interactive tasks to make this holiday season a great time for learning! Students will learn about traditions around the world, about legends in Spanish-speaking cultures, and have a chance to make ornaments, luminaries, and share with others what they have learned. Best of all, it includes an assessment sheet, so that students are encouraged to use these activities as learning opportunities!

How can I use it?:
-to cover cultural topics related to the holidays in a fun way while still using class time effectively
-you can use the activities together or separately in the days/weeks leading up to the holidays

Who is it for?
-Spanish students at any level
-Students in Grades 6-12

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
-describe a cultural tradition that they and their families celebrate
-talk about the holiday traditions of a Spanish-speaking culture
-write about the Poinsettia Legend
-use vocabulary in Spanish related to Christmas and the holidays

-6 pages of content
-detailed lesson plan and ideas for use
-assessment sheet for teacher and students to keep track of learning
-lesson about the Legend of the Poinsettia and learning activity
-lesson about Christmas traditions around the world and learning activity
-writing activity related to tradition of luminaries
By Esteem Learning

Fancy a bundle?

Have a look at these holiday bundles that feature several Christmas resources. If you're looking for more inspiration, why not check out our latest language resource collections?

Joyeux Noël !

PowerPoint presentations, Flashcards, French Advent Calendar, games ... Everything you need for your students this December.
By Mamzelle

French Christmas Bundle

Christmas themed bundle including:
- a PowerPoint with all my usual games and opportunities to practise all four skills
- a Board game (great for the last couple of lessons to avoid the usual ‘design a Christmas card’)
- a letter to Father Christmas- great for younger learners and lower ability groups
- Christmas cards to colour- these fold into cards with French instructions on the back such as ‘colour the ribbon in red’
- a Christmas song to the tune of Jingle Bells- again great for younger pupils and it consolidates numbers and colours.

By Betsy Belle

La Navidad - Christmas in Spanish

All the necessary resources you need to have fun in your Spanish classroom this Christmas
By Claddagh Classrooms

Feliz Navidad - Spanish Christmas

A series of Spanish activities for language learning classes

- Christmas Bingo game
- Christmas tree activity
- Vocab cards
By studeapps

Christmas Colourful German BUNDLE

This bundle contains a variety of activities constructed around the same set of vocabulary. A 65-slides presentation to introduce the German Christmas vocabulary, a vocabulary list, 2x2 differentiated word searches ,2x2 differentiated crossword puzzles, mini-picture-flashcards with the new words for reading or to play memory/pairs or snap, a set of sequencing cards, a page with word search solutions as well as explanations for the clues to the puzzles and finally suggestions for use and differentiation

All files are uploaded as .pdf, taken both from A4 and letter formats of Word .doc files.

If you like this resource, please leave me a review and check out my other resources. Look out for my other bundles too, which will save you time and money for even more learning opportunities.

Out of fairness to me and to reflect the time I spent designing the included resources, please be sure to purchase a school license if you intend to share them with colleagues anywhere. Thank you.


MosaiK’s other German Christmas resources: (also available in French)

  1. Christmas Vocabulary Activities
  2. Christmas Activities and Games
  3. Christmas Puzzles
  4. Winter/Christmas German problem solving, thinking skills
    Christmas BUNDLE = 1+2+3 (this one)
    Christmas mega-BUNDLE = 1+2+3+4
By MosaiK

German Holiday Reading Bundle: Oktoberfest, Weihnachten, Ostern @45% off!

This bundle includes all FIVE of my readings on German holidays throughout the year at 45% off!

Includes one reading each on:

  1. Ostern
  2. Weihnachten + BONUS worksheet
  3. Oktoberfest
  4. Sylvester
  5. Karneval

Each includes a reading comprehension section and a glossary of new vocabulary.

Level: A2+
All files are editable word documents

By Nina Schmidt

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