If you’ve listened to my Christmas workshop or read my blog, you know I firmly believe in taking a break from homeschool during Advent. We all need a break to refresh ourselves, so take a break between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Not a break from learning…that’s an everyday event. But, at least take a break from your traditional, workbook-type academics.
I’ve encouraged moms to integrate homeschool into their everyday lives as they celebrate Advent & Christmas. Here are 6 Christmas writing activities.
Choose one to do with your kids this year. Please don’t try to have your kids do all these Christmas writing activities.
- Write a story about Joseph & Mary’s journey to Bethlehem. Use Unit 3 of Teaching Writing Structure & Style as a resource for story writing.
- Read the story of Las Posadas, a Christmas tradition in Mexico. Ask your kids to write one paragraph about their favorite family tradition. Be sure to include a topic & clincher sentence. In the body of the paragraph, explain why that is your favorite family tradition.
- Read the story of the poinsetta. Rewrite it in your own words.
- Research how to make a piñata or other Christmas decoration. Write a “how-to” paragraph on making your favorite Christmas decoration.
- Write a story about St. Lucia. Use Unit 3 of Teaching Writing Structure & Style as a resource for story writing.
- Brainstorm your family’s favorite holiday foods. Ask each child to write a short paragraph about their personal favorite.
Christmas writing prompts can be used in a variety of ways, depending on your purpose of writing with your students. We recommend any of these suggestions.
- Daily Journaling
- Fun Jar of Writing
- Formal Writing Lesson
I’ve combined many Christmas writing prompts into our newest holiday writing ebook, Christmas Writing Prompts.
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Which Christmas writing activity will your kids complete this year?
Question: What other Christmas writing activities do you use in your homeschool?
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