Lesson Plans for Christmas

Lesson Plans for Christmas

Christmas can be an overwhelming and exciting time for children. lesson planning for Christmas

As a teacher, it can be difficult throughout December to plan lessons that not only keep students engaged in the run-up to Christmas but also that gives them a break from normal, stereotypical lesson plans.

If you’re a teacher and you are looking for some inspiration for your lessons over the Christmas period, look no further.

At Forward Teaching, we have put together a list of Christmas related activities that will engage your students and be fun too!

We have attached some free resources too, to really get you in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas anagrams, word searches, and puzzles

Festive word puzzles from anagrams to crosswords are a great way to get children excited for Christmas, whilst still learning and keeping their brains active whilst they do it.

Try writing a list of 20 jumbled up words related to Christmas and turning it into a competition of who can solve all the anagrams first for a festive price.


Christmas Coordinates

This Christmas activity is a great way to make coordinates fun for kids- who would have thought it!

This exercise would be great for late key stage 2 and three, and there are hundreds of free resources online that offer Christmas worksheets.


Christmas Crafts

Arts and crafts activities are a great way to engage kids at Christmas time.
Decorations for students to take home (or decorate the classroom if you’re feeling brave) are always a winner.


Christmas Quizzes

For the end of term activities, you can’t go wrong with a Christmas quiz. They’re a great way to get kids ready for Christmas, whilst adding a bit of competition to the mix. Offer prizes for first, second and third teams and watch your classroom come alive!


Christmas activities are a great way to spread the festive cheer throughout your classroom throughout December – try out some of these activities and let us know how you get on!