Favorite Christmas Books for Kids

'Tis the season to get out your favorite Christmas books!
Here is a list of ten Christmas books that kids absolutely LOVE, and some fun resources to go with each one!
Favorite Christmas books for kids, and book study companion literacy activities for each title. Each unit is packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #kindergarten #1stgrade #2ndgrade #bookstudy #bookstudies #Christmas #christmasbooks #guidedreading #literacy #picturebookactivities #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #2ndgradereading #1stgradereading #christmasbooks

HOW TO CATCH SANTA

How to Catch Santa book study Christmas literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
This fun book by Jean Reagan has children planning out ways to catch Santa on Christmas eve. My activity pack explores the book and includes planning pages where students can devise their own ways they would try to catch Santa! 
How to Catch Santa book study Christmas literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

OLIVE THE OTHER REINDEER

Olive the Other Reindeer book study Christmas literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
Olive the dog hears a line from a Christmas song 'all of the other reindeer' and thinks it's 'Olive the other reindeer'. She becomes Santa's helper and saves Christmas! 
Olive the Other Reindeer book study Christmas literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

THE POLAR EXPRESS

The Polar Express book study Christmas literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
This Christmas classic is written by Chris Van Allsburg. It is a Caldecott Medal award winner, and has been translated into stage productions and a movie.
The Polar Express book study Christmas literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

MRS. WISHY-WASHY'S CHRISTMAS

Mrs Wishy Washy’s Christmas book study literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
We LOVE Mrs. Wishy-Washy, and this adorable book features Mrs. Wishy-Washy and her animal friends...all about making mistakes, being sorry, receiving forgiveness, and showing love. The spirit of Christmas at its best!
Mrs Wishy Washy’s Christmas book study literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

THE GINGERBREAD MAN

The Gingerbread Man book study literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
There are so many versions of this story! I love this one by Eric A. Kimmel- it has fun characters, and a refrain that students love to chant together.
The Gingerbread Man book study literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

THE GINGERBREAD MAN LOOSE IN THE SCHOOL

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School book study literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
 Your students will LOVE the adventures of the Gingerbread Man as he searches the school trying to find the class of children who created him. In my activity pack, students will design a MISSING poster! 
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School book study literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

THE GINGERBREAD GIRL

The Gingerbread Girl book study literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
Kids love how the Gingerbread Girl outsmarts the fox and escapes the fate of her brother. 
The Gingerbread Girl book study literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

MOOSELTOE

Mooseltoe book study Christmas literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
 This fun Christmas story is about a father moose who works very hard to make Christmas 'perfectly perfect' for his family, but he forgets to get something very important! He saves the day thanks to his giant 'moostache' and antlers!
Mooseltoe book study Christmas literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

SNOWMEN AT CHRISTMAS

Snowmen at Christmas book study literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
 Similar to Snowmen at Night, this book leads its readers to imagine what snowmen do at Christmas time!
Snowmen at Christmas book study literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

THE CRIPPLED LAMB

The Crippled Lamb book study Christmas literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
 Joshua the lamb has a crippled leg, and can't follow the other sheep to the pasture. He heads back to the stable for the night, where he witnesses a wonderful scene...that he would have missed had his leg been healthy. 
The Crippled Lamb book study Christmas literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

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