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Christmas is a holiday rich in songs and stories. This makes it a perfect holiday for language acquisition and learning. On this page you can explore our collection of our favourite Christmas songs for kids, stories that connect with the theme, crafts and printables and other useful links.

Christmas songs

Choose your favourite Christmas songs from the gallery or run songs continuously from the playlist below: Gallery Playlist


Christmas stories

Click on the book covers to go to the relevant story page. Find videos of the stories and links to related songs and craft activities.

Stick Man
Stick Man is a popular story that is loosely connected to Christmas. Santa makes an appearance towards the end! Follow Stick Man on his adventure to get back to his family in the Family Tree in time for Christmas.

Penguin is not directly related to Christmas but it is a fabulous story that could easily be tied in with the theme. For those of you who don’t like to overdo Xmas, it’s a good choice to tie-in with the season while still allowing you to focus on other aspects of the story or language.

Crafts and Printables

Stick Man Activity Pack
These crafts and activities to complement Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler support learning of topic vocabulary such as people, family, feelings and seasons AND help you focus on expressing purpose language. This pack also provides comprehensive activity suggestions to help you provide exposure to useful grammar and phrases in the story. Many of the resources in this pack are also available individually. Find full details and the previews in our TpT store.

Other Christmas Resources

Super Simple Online
Find lots of free Christmas printables and songs on this site.
Easy Peasy and Fun
Really great Christmas craft ideas that even very little kids can do.
Penguin book cover - link to story resources page. A tory that connects with the Christmas theme.