I like to use a wide variety of strategies to teach my preschoolers about letters. One activity they usually enjoy are simple word cards. Since we’re heading into the holidays, I decided to put together a set of free printable Christmas letter tile sheets. I will be using them with my pre-k kiddos, and I thought you might like them too!
printable Christmas word cards for preschool
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I enjoy using fun clipart when I make hands-on printables for my classroom. One of my favorites, for over 10 years, is D.J. Inkers. They recently contacted me to share another giveaway with my awesome readers (see below). I was given a free copy of their Jolly Holly Days clipart in exchange. Honestly, though, I would have bought it anyway. Needless to say, the words and opinions are all my own.
I put together 20 pages of printable Christmas words for use with letter tiles. Each has a colorful picture prompt, as well as the matching word in a grid. The grid allows children to see each individual letter and shows them where to place the letter tiles. About half of the sheets are secular, including things like ‘wreath’, ‘Santa’, and ‘reindeer’. The others are religious, including ‘Jesus’, ‘Nativity’, ‘wise man’, etc.
using the printable Christmas sheets
Depending on the needs of the children, you can use the letter tile cards a variety of ways:
- Have the child choose one card, then place the appropriate letter tiles out by the paper. Talk the kiddo through matching the letters appropriately. Talk about the letter name and the sound it makes.
- Set out all of the letter tiles on a table, along with the letter tile papers. Allow the children to complete this activity individually or in small groups.
- Place some of the word cards in the writing center (or near the writing supplies at home). The children can make up their own Christmas stories to write, using the word cards as a reference.
D.J. Inkers is holding their annual 12 Holly Daze celebration beginning today (November 27, 2015). During this time, they have some big 24-hour sales! They also share new holiday products and daily freebies. If you’re interested, they have a weekly e-newsletter you can sign up for too.
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, you need to leave a comment below! I’ll use random.org to make a selection on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. I’ll contact the winner right away, then pass along the information to D.J. Inkers. The lucky winner will get their own Jolly Holly Days clipart CD (I’m loving it – 300+ designs and 2 holiday fonts)!
Would your kiddos like these printable Christmas letter tile sheets? Do you like fun clipart as much as I do? If you won the clipart, what would you use it for?