Christmas is all about delightful decorations, colourful lights, delicious food, jolly music, and exciting surprise gifts under the tree. It is truly the happiest time of the year when you can feel the cheer all around you. Thus, Christmas calls for celebration in school as well as at home.
Christmas is celebrated on 25th December every year to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, who is believed by Christians to be the Son of God. It is a festival celebrated all around the world with great zeal.
On Christmas day, families and friends come together to remember the good things they have. Christmas is the time when people give and receive presents from each other, and children especially are delighted with this practice and excited about the gifts.
JBM Smart Start is among the best schools in Greater Noida West that keep the Christmas spirit alive in the classrooms by introducing numerous Christmas activities for kids during the festive season. Our educators ensure that the kids learn about the prominent festivals celebrated around them from an early age.
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Here are 15 fun activities for kids to do in the classrooms during Christmas. Take a peek!
Creating Christmas cards can be the ritual for the festive time every year. Making beautiful cards with Christmas trees, bells, Santa and gifts is among the fun Christmas activities for kids that give the children the opportunity to practice their written and artistic skills. Writing little notes or wishes for the loved ones on the card would enrich kids’ vocabularies.
As Santa is known to fulfill the wishes when one has been good all year around, writing a letter to Santa would help kids express themselves and their desires. You can get them a template for Christmas letters in which kids can fill in their names, a list of things they want for Christmas, and how they have been good throughout the year.
Brighten up your class Christmas tree with decorations such as baubles, Christmas lights, red stockings, Santa hats, wreaths, garlands, bells, stars, and more. It would be a fun activity for kids to take part in as they have to choose the right branch to place a decorative item on the tree and make it look beautiful.
Get your singing voice on and teach kids to sing aloud some of the famous Christmas carols. Let the music flow. Hand out Christmas carol lyrics on printouts to the students, ask them to learn them, and sing along energetically. This is one of the Christmas activities for kids at school that gives an outlet to the festive spirit in a lively manner.
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The festive season is the one to be kind. Teach kids why it’s important to be kind and thoughtful to people, to be understanding of people, and to ask the kids to help people in need. Positive acts for random people may include helping parents in their work, feeding a stray, or making a greeting card for an elderly who lives nearby.
Let the Christmas vibes take over the classroom. Get some black and white Christmas-related drawings for the kids to fill in the colors. It will give the kids a chance to express their creativity and practice their fine motor skills. Soon, you will have ample drawings made vibrant by the kids to display and decorate the classroom.
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Who doesn’t love sweet treats and a cup of hot chocolate during Christmas? So make Christmas-special cookies with kids. Ask kids to decorate the cookies in Christmas colors of red and green. Make green wreath cookies with red candies on top and more.
Get a printable card containing various Christmas activities performed during the festive season and play bingo with it. Discuss the activities in class and ask the kids to circle the ones they have done during Christmas and cross out the ones that they haven’t tried yet. Tell them to add the crossed ones to their to-do activities for Christmas.
Play a classic Christmas movie in class for the kids to enjoy and have some fun. The Christmas movies are feel-good and appealing to the kids. This activity would bring some laughs, a lot of excitement, and some sense about what the festive season is all about.
There are many interesting Christmas stories for kids that have a lot to teach. Introduce some in the class, read them to the children, and ask them to read some to you as well. This would help in cultivating a good reading habit in them and enrich their vocabulary.
Be it glittery paper snowflakes made by kids in the arts and crafts or Christmas trees drawn or jingling bells brought, ask the kids to help and collectively put up decorations in the classroom to make it look more festive. Tell them that the class should reflect the Christmas cheer they feel in their heart and the decorations would come out beautifully.
Christmas is about the joy of giving and receiving gifts. Let your class experience this joy by asking them to get a gift for one of their classmate and bring smiles to their classmate’s face. Tell them a budget for the gift and that they are being Santa for someone while a fellow kid is being Santa for them. This would teach them empathy.
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Christmas-themed plays that tell the story of the birth of Jesus and how the Magi (the three wise men) came bearing gifts for the child on the night Jesus was born would let the kids know the origins of the festival. Schools showcase plays to let the kids know why Christmas is celebrated with such fervour all around the world.
Divide the kids into teams of two and ask them to decorate their gingerbread house creatively. They can make use of cookie pieces, icing, candy melts, gumdrops, sprinkles, and so on to create a beautiful gingerbread house.
Christmas is all about feel-good activities and we have one that would make the kids feel warm and cosy. You can have a pajama day during Christmas celebrations on which the kids will come to school wearing comfortable PJs and perform various Christmas activities. It will make the occasion extra special.
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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year when the festive cheer is spread far and wide. It accompanies all the good vibes and sparks of warmth in the heart. It is crucial to celebrate it with zest, performing the various activities that define the Christmas spirit for kids in school and at home.
JBM Smart Start is one of the top play schools in Greater Noida that celebrates Christmas in classrooms with zeal. We extend the warmest of Christmas wishes to you and hope that it brings you immense happiness in life.