Storytime: Christmas


EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILLS:  Letter  Knowledge & Phonological Awareness


Counting to Christmas by Nancy Tafuri
I Love Christmas
by Anna Walker
Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson
The Three Bear’s Christmas by Kathy Duval
The Smallest Gift of Christmas by Peter H. Reynolds
Olivia Claus by Kama Einhorn
I’m Not Santa by Jonathan Allen
Jingle-Jingle by Nicola Smee
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor
Mortimer’s Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson


  1. Intro
  2. Hello Song
  3. Read-a-Loud Book
  4. Finger Rhyme
  5. Read-a-Loud Book
  6. Finger Rhyme
  7. Finger Rhyme
  8. Read-a-Loud Book
  9. Flannelboard
  10. Read-a-Loud Book
  11. ASL Goodbye Song
  12. Craft


Christmas Books

It’s Christmas, David! by David Shannon
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin
Max’s Christmas
by Rosemary Wells
Duck & Goose: It’s Time for Christmas by Tad Hills


Finger Rhyme: Santa (via LeTort Kindergarten Matters)
Here is the chimney.
Here is the top.
Open the lid.
Out Santa pops!

Finger Rhyme: Ring, Ring, Ring the Bells! (via LeTort Kindergarten Matters)
Ring, Ring, Ring the bells.
Ring them loud and clear.
To tell the people everywhere that Christmas time is here.

Finger Rhyme: Santa and His Reindeer (via Perry Public Library)
Here is old Santa (left thumb)
And here is his sleigh (right thumb)
There are his reindeer, which he drives away (hold up 8 fingers)
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,
Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen (point to each finger in turn)
Away they all go! (fly fingers away)

Flannelboard: Christmas Star (via Perry Public Library)
Twinkle, twinkle Christmas Star
Way up high is where you are
Shining bright for all to see
On the tip top of our tree
Twinkle, twinkle Christmas star
Way up high is where you are

CRAFT: Christmas Tree Ornament!

Christmas Storytime Craft

I got the inspiration for this craft from To create my version, I tied two metallic, pipe stems together, created a loop on one end, and  added clear colored pony beads. Once, the beads have been added, the stem can be bent in a zig-zag pattern


Storytime was EPIC! We had a special visitor (Santa) who read stories during two of my three storytime sessions and then posed with the children and handed out candy. I read the stories during my evening storytime while Santa listened. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas went over really well (it was my favorite too!).


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