The poem, The Night before Christmas is not only a Christmas favorite, but also one of the most well known poems in America. It was originally titled A Visit or A Visit From St. Nicholas and was first published anonymously on Dec. 23, 1823, in a Troy, New York newspaper called The Sentinel. In 1837 a man named Clement Clarke Moore accepted credit for writing A Visit.
Have some fun this season with this classic tale. If you don’t already own your own version, you can listen to the read aloud here:
Grab your own book for your bookshelf here:
We own these books and the beautiful blue book is a pop up book that is such a fun and beautiful book.
The Night Before Christmas is part of the 12 Days of Grab and Go Lessons Series. Check out the rest of the series here:
The Night Before Christmas
Write a letter to Santa. The letter can be a request letter, or it can be used any way you would like. Just get your student writing!
Help your student think of all the people in their life that they would like to gift with something special. Ask them to consider what five of those special people would like to find under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning. They can either write about it or draw pictures of the gifts.
Use the poem to practice finding rhyming words for the Rhyming worksheet. They can either circle or highlight the words on the worksheets before they write the word pairs.
Only one page is included here, but the whole poem can be found in the download.
Practice putting words in ABC order with this Stocking worksheet. Student’s will read the names on the stockings and then cut them out and paste them in order.
Finish up this lesson with practicing rounding to the tens place. You may need to do a mini lesson about rounding before you have your student work on the worksheet.
Grab your Night Before Christmas Printables Here:
Check out the rest of the 12 Days of Grab and Go Lessons to Round out your Holiday Fun!
Day 3: Gingerbread Baby
Day 4: The Biggest Best Snowman
Day 5: The Polar Express
Day 6: A Christmas Carol
Day 7: Too Many Tamales
Day 8: The Wild Christmas Reindeer
Day 9: The Mitten
Day 10: The Nutcracker
Day 11: The Little Drummer Boy