I simply love reading Christmas picture books with my kids. Sometimes huge, long lists are overwhelming, so here are some of my absolute favorite picture books of the season. On my list, I start with a few religious-themed books and then branch to other parts of the Christmas tradition.
One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is celebrating by reading Christmas picture books with my young children. Another favorite part of the season for me is singing Christmas songs. In fact, our home is one in which Christmas songs are fair game all year round! What better union, then, but to read children’s picture books of favorite holiday songs! Here are some of the best Christmas songs picture books to get us ready for Christmas caroling!
This year, I took our huge stack of children’s holiday picture books and wrapped them up to create a picture book count down to Christmas! I am excited to read a favorite picture book each morning until Christmas is here.Our stack of books is full of traditional stories, both religious (the nativity story) and secular (the Santa tradition). I love all these aspects of Christmas! Here are some of the best Christmas song picture books in our stack of holiday reading.
I am so excited that today we got to do a fantastic readers theater Christmas party with our homeschool friends. We read the Christmas Carol Readers Theater script that my Mom and I made (she taught middle school English as a Second Language). We also brought treats for the children to eat as we read through the script, and the kids wore the new Christmas Carol characters crowns to get into character as we read.
It was so fun to put ourselves into the characters from the familiar story, and I’d love to share the character crowns with all of you! The crowns for A Christmas Carol characters could also be used for classroom discussion purposes if you do not have time to a Christmas Carol readers theater. I think they turned out nicely!
Here’s something to add to your Christmas sensory activities list for your toddler! Gather the textures of the first nativity in a basket, as based on a favorite Christmas Carol. My daughter loves sensory activities and this Nativity textures activity encourages exploration, as well as developing a growing understanding of the story of the first Nativity. What could be better for the Christmas season?