We have decided to take a couple of weeks in December and study Christmas. Some homeschoolers like to call this Christmas School, so I decided others may be interested in seeing what we are doing for our Christmas School activities!
With my kids still being so young, we do not have a huge list of activities. I’m keeping it simple and giving them the opportunity to really enjoy the season. Here’s a look at our plans!
Christmas School Plans!
Truth in the Tinsel is really the base for our Christmas School. Every day from December 1st til Christmas we read a bit of Scripture and create an ornament to represent the piece of Scripture we read. It is truly a wonderful way to teach your children the story of the birth of Christ. We have not been able to do this activity every day, and that is ok! I figure we will probably do this for a few years and will eventually make all of the ornaments.
All of the ornaments can be made with things you probably already have in your craft cabinet.
It’s been a nice way to fill out the tree especially since most of my ornaments have ended up broken over the last couple of years!
Nativity Activity Pack
I created a nativity activity pack for my kindergartner. We are going to do the worksheets in that pack. We are still very much leaning toward a Charlotte Mason homeschool and prefer to keep the worksheets to a minimum.
I also have printable nativity puppets for the kids to use to reenact the Christmas Story. This is so much fun for them. I think they retell the Christmas Story once a day at least!
You can’t do Christmas School without some great books! This is a list of our very favorite Christmas books for children!
We have a few other very fun activities planned!
- Take a trip to Silver Dollar City to see the Christmas lights
- Take a ride on the minivan express
- Build a gingerbread house
- Of course, spend time with family at Christmas parties!
So, there’s our plans for the next couple of weeks! Should be fun and easy! What are you doing for Christmas school?