Use these Christmas word cards to practice early literacy concepts with your students. Be sure to check out the rest of my free preschool printables once you’re done here.
You can pair the printable word sheets with your favorite alphabet manipulatives. We use them with letter tiles, but you can use magnetic letters or even homemade letters.
This simple Christmas literacy printable can be used multiple ways, too. Lots of hands-on learning opportunities for preschool and kindergarten kids.
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!
Christmas Word Cards
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. 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.
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About half of the sheets are secular, including things like ‘wreath’, ‘Santa’, and ‘reindeer’. The others are religious, including ‘Jesus’, ‘Nativity’, ‘wise man’, etc. This way, you can choose the Christmas words that work best for your students.
How to Prep the Christmas Letter Tile Pages
It doesn’t take much to get the Christmas word cards ready for use. I have to admit, I love printables that can be used a variety of ways AND are simple to prep!
Start off by gathering your supplies. Here’s what we used:
You don’t have to use the exact same items I do. Here are some alternatives:
Print out the letter tiles sheets you’d like to use. I suggest laminating the sheets, as they’re sturdier and last a lot longer that way. You can put them in dry erase pockets instead if that’s your preference.
Once the papers are ready, grab the letter tiles and some kiddos. If you don’t have letter tiles, magnetic letters, Scrabble tiles, or homemade letter tiles would work just as well!
How to Use the Christmas Word Cards
Depending on the needs of the children, you can use the letter tile cards a variety of ways:
- Have the child choose one word, 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. The children can make up their own Christmas stories to write, using the word cards as a reference.
- Pair the papers with a Christmas-themed sensory bin. Add the letter tiles to the sensory bin. The kids can hunt through the sensory materials to find letters for the Christmas words.
Would your kiddos like these printable Christmas word cards? How will you use them in the classroom?
More Christmas Printables for Preschoolers
If you and your students love the Christmas word cards, you might also enjoy these printables:
- Christmas Lights Printable Book
- Alphabet Christmas Tree
- Christmas Calendar Numbers
- Ornament Roll and Cover Mats
- Christmas Five Senses Book
- Christmas Color By Code
Printable Christmas Resources
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Free Printable Christmas Word Cards
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