Teaching Ideas for Christmas 

By Macmillan Education

Festive Resources 

Bring some festive cheer into your classroom with this stocking full of festive resources from Macmillan Education. 

Test your knowledge with our exciting new Christmas Idioms quiz, or download free Christmas resources from onestopenglish. 

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Teaching Ideas for Christmas 

By Oxford University Press

Festive ELT Resources And Activities

It’s that time of year!

To help you celebrate, we’re sharing a collection of Festive ELT activities to get you and your class in the holiday spirit! We’ve prepared some multi-level ELT activities for you to use online or in the classroom. We’ve got something here for all. All festive resources are photocopiable and shareable online using the below-sharing links

Beginner 

  • Decorate your tree

  • Festive Wordsearch

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Intermediate and above

  • Gapped-text exercises

  • Extensive reading resources

  • Festive sing-along

Teaching Ideas for Christmas 

By Oxford University Press

4 Christmas ELT Activities For Your Classroom

The festive season is officially upon us!
To help you celebrate, we thought we’d share some Christmas ELT activities to get you and your class in the spirit of Christmas.

ROUND-ROBIN LETTER (Writing)
Level: pre-intermediate to advanced
Any age group

Advent calendar (Vocabulary)
Level: any
young learners

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12 Days of Christmas or 12 Days of Winter (Vocabulary revision)
Level: any
young learners teens adults

Crazy Gapped Text (Grammar, Collocation, Text Cohasion)
Level: pre-intermediate and above
adults

Teaching Ideas for Christmas 

By Oxford University Press

Classroom Resources For Christmas

Christmas is nearly upon us, so we thought we’d share some classroom resources to help you and your class get in the festive mood.

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Christmas Cards Activities
Christmas Cards Activities, including:

  • Christmas Cards Activity – any level

  • Christmas Cards Worksheet – any level

  • Delivering the Christmas Cards – any level

  • The 12 Days of Christmas – pre-intermediate and above

  • A Christmas Wreath – young learners

Extensive Reading Activities

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (reading text) – Chapter 1, Stage 3 Bookworms

  • Christmas (reading text) – Chapter 7 from Seasons and Celebrations, Stage 2 Bookworms

  • Christmas in Prague by Joyce Hannam (reading text + activity) – Chapter 1, Stage 1 Bookworms

Teaching Ideas for Christmas 

By Pearson

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Teaching resources for Elementary (A2)

  • Pantomime - A British Christmas tradition
    An age apropriate worksheet at A1-A2 level, on Pantomime traditions, reading text with comprehension, and fun activities. Plus teaching notes

  • Christmas Wordsearch
    A wordsearch to practise the vocabulary of Christmas with Answer Key | Elementary A2

  • Christmas list
    A fun vocabulary game to play in class about Christmas shopping | Elementary A2

  • Christmas Tree Image
    Photo of a Christmas tree with presents beneath, as prompt for students' description and discussion using Christmas vocabulary | A1

Teaching resources for Intermediate (B1)

  • Christmas Connections
    A warm-up to lessons about Christmas. An activity about Christmas collocations. Pair work - B1

  • Christmas Charades
    A traditional game with a Christmas twist

  • Christmas Worksheet
    A worksheet to practise vocabulary associated with Christmas with Answer Key - For Pre-Intermediate - Intermediate

  • Christmas Worksheet
    A worksheet to practise vocabulary associated with Christmas with Answer Key - For Pre-Intermediate

  • Christmas Questionnaire
    A pairwork activity practising questions using Christmas vocabulary with present perfect and past simple - For Pre-Intermediate - Intermediate

  • Christmas shopping dialogue
    A dialogue about Christmas shopping, giving practice of present perfect vs past simple, followed by pairwork activity | For Pre-Intermediate - Intermediate

Teaching Ideas for Christmas 

By Pearson

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  • Carol
    A worksheet for students at level A1–A2 on Christmas vocabulary. With teaching notes.

Teaching Ideas for Christmas 

By Pearson

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A wordsearch for the vocabulary of New year's Eve with Answer Key | For Starter/Beginner - Advanced

  • New Year's Eve Wordsearch
    A wordsearch for the vocabulary of New year's Eve with Answer Key | For Starter/Beginner - Advanced

  • New Year's Quiz
    A quiz about New Year in different cultures | For Elementary - Pre-Intermediate

  • New Year's Resolutions Lesson
    A lesson plan to discuss New Year's traditions and make resolutions, plus teaching notes and key | For Pre-Intermediate - Intermediate

  • New Year's Resolutions Activity
    A short activity to get students talking about New Year Resolutions using future tenses, plus teaching notes and key - For Pre-Intermediate - Intermediate

Teaching Ideas for Christmas 

By National Geographic Learning

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Christmas around the world primary resource

This primary resource introduces children to different Christmas traditions across the globe. Why are Christmas trees in the Ukraine decorated with sparkly spider webs? What does a Polish Christmas dinner consist of? Which country has a Christmas witch named La Befana?

 

Pupils will discover how Christmas is celebrated in different countries around the world in our National Geographic Kids’ Culture primary resource sheet. They will also learn how to say 'Happy Christmas' in different languages, as well pick up five tips on how to have a green, eco-friendly Christmas.

 

The teaching resource can be used in study group tasks for discussing different countries, cultures and Christmas traditions around the world; as a printed handout for each pupil to review and annotate, or for display on the interactive whiteboard using the images included in the resource for class discussion.

 

Activity:

Ask the children to draw a 'Christmas map of the world' on a large sheet of people - either as an individual or group activity. Ask them to label and illustrate each country mentioned on the primary resource sheet to show the different Christmas traditions around the globe. As a language activity, ask the pupils to have a go at learning how to say "Happy Christmas" in Spanish, Mandarin, Swedish, German, Dutch and Filipino.