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25+ Educational Christmas Activities To Enjoy In Your Homeschool

Educational Christmas Activities for you to do in your homeschool this December
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As Christmas will be with us any minute (I have no idea where this year has gone already!) I wanted to put together a list of educational Christmas activities that we will be doing this December.

In December we tend to put away the core curriculum we have been working on, and instead focus on Christmas activities! Now, of course, I try to make these as educational as possible!

These Christmas activities are aimed at kids aged 9-14, but with help can be done with younger children.

Over 40 Educational Christmas activities for kids aged 9-14 perfect for homeschooling in December #christmas #christmasactivities #christmasstem

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Christmas Lesson Plans

There is a mix of free and paid resources in this section, we are especially looking forward to Christmas with Shakespeare as we have been studying him this year. In fact, we went to watch Twelfth Night 2 weeks ago and it was amazing. The perfect play for an 11-year-old who is just starting to learn Shakespeare.

Christmas Writing Prompts – 40 free prompts for both younger and older children

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” Sing-Along with Fun Printable Pack

Christmas Lessons and Carols 15 Minute Freebie

‘Carolling’ Around the World, a Fun Course to Learn about Christmas Carols – This music appreciation course teaches your kids about 12 of our most beloved Christmas Carols, as well as their histories, the composers and writers who brought them to life, and about how Christmas is celebrated in different countries around the world!

Christmas Around the World is a fun way to learn how Christmas is celebrated in 7 different countries, including flag coloring, food, and treats and includes everything you need to have fun this season.

Maestro Classics The Nutcracker this one-hour version of the world’s most famous ballet, where Clara receives a nutcracker for Christmas and wonderful things begin to happen, will delight young and old alike! 

Christmas Planet is a research unit study for families. Learn about the Christmas customs, traditions, and eats from 24 different countries as you study this joyous holiday as a family. Print the packet, color the badges, explore the links, and expand your understanding of Christmas around the planet!

Christmas with Shakespeare  For Grades 6 – 12 The Feast Days of Christmas were all celebrated by the Tudors and all of medieval England. Shakespeare wrote the play Twelfth Night to be part of these celebrations. In this digital course, you will learn about many of the holiday traditions of England by studying Shakespeare’s medieval England. Some of them we still follow today. Get ready to discover and create the magic of a medieval, Elizabethan Christmas in your home with this hands-on course that includes, videos with follow-up questions, recipes, literature resources, and everything needed to make a fun, family Christmas celebration in your home. We have been studying Shakespeare this year, so this is definitely on our list.

Christmas Unit Study is a 4-week course for grades K-12. Please note that this is religious.

My Teaching Library has lots of wonderful printouts for Christmas for both math and English.

Homeschool Christmas Unit Study

These Christmas unit studies are all free, however, you will either need to buy or borrow the books.

The Wild Christmas Reindeer Unit Study Lessons is a free printable but you will need to purchase the book or, of course, get it from the library.

Cranberry Christmas Unit Study again is another free download but you will need to either purchase or borrow the book.

Christmas Tapestry Unit Study is a free printable again you will need to purchase or borrow the book.

12 of the best Christmas Read Alouds the whole family will enjoy.

Over 40 FREE Educational Christmas activities for kids perfect for homeschooling in December

Christmas Fun Activities

Over 20 of the best Christmas board games, you can play as a family.

5 Christmas Spot the Difference games that you can also color in, a free download.

14 Free printable Christmas coloring pages for hours of fun.

Christmas Word Search Printable this is a free printable for older kids.

Christmas Coloring Cards – print out 10 different Christmas cards that both you and the kids can enjoy coloring in.

Christmas Scattergories free printable – have fun with these fun games.

Younger kids and the Easter bunny shouldn’t get all of the fun this year! So we have created two printables for you to have fun with – Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt and Scavenger Hunt for Christmas.

Learn to say Merry Christmas in EVERY language.

If like us you have a piano at home, I highly recommend this Easy Piano Christmas book, it will have you singing all day long!

What about something different? Why not create a Christmas themed escape room with these awesome escape room puzzle ideas? Perfect for kids over the age of 10. Or why not try a ready-to-play escape room from Lock Paper Scissors? These educational puzzles might not be Christmassy but they are certainly more fun than the core curriculum!

Grab our bucket list for Christmas for even more ideas.

Christmas Books for Kids

As Freddie is now in middle school we will be reading Christmas books that have also been turned into movies. So he will complete a book report and a books vs movies report, and what’s even better is it won’t feel like learning!

I will list our favorite Christmas books that have also been turned into movies.

Polar Express

How the Grinch stole Christmas

Miracle on 34th Street

A Christmas Carol

Skipping Christmas is the book that Christmas with the Kranks is based on (my personal favorite Christmas movie)

Christmas Stem

If you are looking at doing Christmas stem activities check out these amazing resources I have come across:

This Christmas Stem Bundle includes both math and science. With 12 Days of Christmas Math Games and Activities and Christmas Science Projects, you are sure to have a blast!

10 Christmas stem ideas from Little Bins for Little Hands I especially am looking forward to the crystal snowflake ornaments!

Steam Powered Family offers over 24 Christmas stem activities, the Rudolf races looks like a lot of fun!

Hess Unacademy has over 30 awesome stem activities including gingerbread structures

What Christmas activities are you doing this year with your homeschoolers? Let me know in the comments as we are always looking for more ideas.

Last Updated on 9 December 2021 by homeschoolof1

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