Around November time, teachers often ask me for a Christmas story for children and lesson ideas with a Christmas theme. From my resources, there is a Christmas story, Christmas songs, and Christmas skits. Details are below:
Christmas story children
Firstly, I sell a Christmas story for young children, from age 3 to about age 8. It comes with a lesson plan made of games and flashcards. It’s in instant download (best value) or paperback on Amazon, but the lesson plan and flashcards are downloads.
Secondly, I do have two Christmas songs on my album for Special Days. They include masks, such as Santa (Father Christmas), reindeer, and other characters.
In the Christmas Day song, Hetty wakes up excited, and there are presents under the tree.
Christmas Eve song is a time for love, to give, and to give thanks.
This post has extracts from each song and details of the story.
Christmas role-plays and skits
Thirdly, at least three of the skits in my book of plays and skits may be tweaked to reflect Christmas time. Here they are:
Ready Steady Go skit
You can get this free right here. Scroll down a bit and look for the link. In addition, this link has a lesson plan to prepare kids for the skit. Set the scene. Instead of getting the bus to school, kids can go to carol singing, the Christmas church service, or even a Christmas party. Instead of forgetting their books, bag, or keys, children can forget items related to Christmas. For example, those going to church could forget their hymn book, gloves, or money for the church donation. Those going to the party could forget their presents, the Christmas crackers, decorations for the tree, the Christmas pudding, their reindeer hat, and so on.
Story Time skit
If you have my skits book, there’s Story Time, where the mum keeps coming up because the kids will not go to sleep. It could be Christmas eve, they could all have their stockings on their beds, and my “It’s Christmas Eve” song could be playing. The kids try to sleep, but they can’t. They keep calling mum or dad back to be sure that Father Christmas is coming and they can’t fall asleep because they are so excited.
Let’s go for a Walk skit
With the Let’s go for a walk skit, start the play with the best student saying, “I want to open my presents, but we can’t open them yet,” and the other kids say, “me too.” They sign heavily and complain of being bored. From this point, follow the play script until the end. At the end, when they decide to go to the sweet shop, it’s closed, but by now, it’s time to open the presents. The kids say, “Let’s open our presents.” “Yes, let’s!” They rush off stage to open their gifts, and then they run back on and say Happy Christmas to the audience. So by including Christmas elements to the standard script, such as the stocking, and having it on Christmas Eve, you have a Christmas play.
Links to Christmas resources for children
All the above resources can provide interest and fun for a Christmas story children (for children).