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Christmas Reading & Writing Activities

On this page you'll find a large selection of printable Christmas-themed reading and writing activities. We have several reading comprehension passages for all ages. We also have poems, writing prompts, and grammar worksheets.

Christmas Reading and Writing Worksheets

Writing & Graphic Organizers

This sheet has sixteen Xmas-themed creative writing ideas for kids.
2nd through 8th Grades
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Students complete this graphic organizer by writing about the things they see, hear, feel, taste, and smell on Christmas morning.
2nd through 4th Grades

Proofreading

Find and correct the errors in each of these Christmas-themed sentences. Look for mistakes in capitalization, punctuation, and basic spelling.
2nd Grade

Reading Comprehension

Ian and his dog, Sir Wags-a-Lot, want to leave milk and cookies for Santa. Which cookies will they choose?
(Approx. Grade Level: 1-2)
1st and 2nd Grades
Have you ever hoped to see Santa on Christmas Eve? In this story Anna and Kitty have a plan to catch a glimpse of Santa before he's on to the next house!
2nd and 3rd Grades
Story and comprehension questions: Josh is worried about going to Aiden's holiday party. After all, should Josh really celebrate Christmas when he's Jewish? But when the Christmas traditions run out before the party is over, Josh will get to share his favorite Hanukkah tradition with his friends.
(Approx. Grade Level: 3-4)
2nd through 4th Grades
Story and comprehension questions:  Christmas shopping isn't easy for Colin. He wants to find the perfect gift for his parents, but he can't afford to buy anything his parents would actually want. Colin's older sister suggests he make something that will remind his parents of him every time they see it. Colin's special talent just might turn into the perfect gift.
3rd through 5th Grades
Learn all about reindeer in this intriguing article that explains the difference between the terms "reindeer" and "caribou" and describes what reindeer are like in the wild. Comprehension questions and vocabulary activity are included.
5th Grade
In Hawaii, Santa arrives in an outrigger canoe, or sometimes he even catches a wave and surfs into the islands. Learn about this, and other unique Hawaiian Christmas traditions.
4th through 6th Grades
Here's an article on the history of hanging stockings at Christmas.
5th and 6th Grades

Poems

This is a cute poem about a kitten looking up at a Christmas tree.  Students can read the poem and answer the comprehension questions.
3rd through 5th Grades
A fun holiday poem about a fashionable gingerbread man who writes a letter to Santa Claus
3rd through 5th Grades
The pine tree is dressed in its holiday wear, with silvery angels and garlands for flair.
2nd through 4th Grades

Grammar

Read the lyrics to 'Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer.' Underline all of the common nouns in green and the proper nouns in red.
1st Grade
Write the possessive form of each noun; Includes singular nouns only
2nd and 3rd Grades
Write the possessive form of each noun; Includes singular and plural possessive nouns
4th and 5th Grades

Spelling

Christmas Spelling Unit (Grade 1)

This page has a printable spelling list for first grade students. Words include: snow, sled, elf, card, tree, and Santa. There are also alphabetical order worksheets, spelling puzzles, and a spelling test form.

Christmas Spelling Unit (Grade 2)

Here's the Christmas spelling unit for second grade. Words include: Santa, Mrs. Claus, boots, sled, bag, toys, cookie, gift, and milk.

Christmas Spelling Unit (Grade 3)

This list contains winter and Christmas words, including snowman, Santa, holly, angel, wreath, sleigh, lights, carols, and candle.

Christmas Spelling Unit (Grade 4)

The fourth grade Christmas unit features the following spelling words: ornaments, December, angel, tinsel, holly berries, snowflakes, reindeer, Mrs. Claus, cookies, mistletoe, Santa Claus, gingerbread, chestnuts, elf, Christmas tree, chimney, eggnog, decorations, twinkling lights, wreath, evergreen, hot cocoa, gifts, and exchange.

Christmas Spelling Unit (Grade 5)

The 5th grade spelling unit has a word list, puzzles, alphabetical order worksheets, and a test form. Words include: Rudolph, reindeer, mistletoe, Santa Claus, exchange, poinsettia, chimney, gingerbread, and pageant.

Christmas Story Pictures

The girl in this picture is putting a star on top of her Christmas tree. Write a creative story to go along with the picture.
1st through 4th Grades
Why is this fox dressed up as Santa Claus?  Students can write their own fable to go along with this picture.
2nd through 5th Grades
Why is the reindeer carrying Santa's sack?  Students can write a creative story to explain the illustration.
2nd through 5th Grades
When he should be working hard delivering presents, Santa has been caught playing the latest video games.  Have your students explain why Santa is taking a video game break.
2nd through 5th Grades
See also:
Chapter Book Literacy Unit
Magic Tree House: Christmas in Camelot

This literacy unit features about a dozen worksheets to go along with Magic Tree House #29: Christmas in Camelot.

Sample Worksheet Images

Christmas Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Christmas Writing Prompts

Christmas Reading and Writing Worksheets - Nouns

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