Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Activities

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Want to get in the holiday spirit while working at your computer?
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SUNY104.3 -click on "Listen Live" on the right
B101 -click on "Listen Live" on the left

NORAD Tracks Santa
This fun site uses Shockwave, Flash and RealVideo.

What is the chance of having a white Christmas?

Reindeer Food and Reindeer Paper Bag Puppet

Jan Brett's Secret Santa Selections

Jan Brett's Trim a Tree

Glitter Ornaments

Cinnamon Ornaments

Ornament Poem
to include with a baggie of child-made ornaments
Put these precious ornaments
Upon our family Christmas tree.
Each Christmas put them away
To keep them all safe for me!

I'll want them one day
For MY own family tree.
When I am all grown up
For my children to see!

Free Printable Tag of the above poem:

Make a Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Cane Story Starters

Print a 7x9 Frame that fits a 5x7 Photo

Countdown Poem
staple a paper chain to a paper bell:

Each night before Christmas
Before you lay down your head
Take off one loop
Then hop into bed.

When Christmas will come
'Tis easy to tell
For that is the night
You come to the bell.


Christmas Day will soon be here,
And I can hardly wait.
I've made this little paper chain
to help me celebrate.
I'll cut one loop off each day;
Please help me to remember.
'Til I reach the golden loop on
that happy day--the 25th of December!
(Use shiney gold foil paper for the final loop.)


Each night before Christmas after goodnights have been said,
Tear off one loop then hop into bed.
When Christmas will come it's easy to tell,
For that is the night you reach the bell!


From December 1 till Christmas
Is the longest time of year.
Seems as though old Santa
Never will appear.
How many days till Christmas
Is mighty hard to count
so this little paper chain
Will tell you the exact amount.
Take off a link every day.
It isn't very hard.
Christmas Day will be here
When you reach the star.

Printable Activities

Christmas Winter Holiday Patterns

Christmas Words to help with writing

Lots of Activities With Snowflakes!

Make a Christmas Light Necklace

Make a Kid Made Book: Reindeer Instructions

MiniBooks at Little Giraffes
Brown Reindeer, Brown Reindeer, What Do You See?
Christmas Lights
Here is Santa
I Can See Christmas

The Twelve Days Christmas Coloring Pages

Make a 3-D Construction Paper Christmas Tree
More Christmas Projects, Cards and Ornaments from KinderCrafts

Literature, Art and Math Ideas

Writing Prompts, Book and CD List, Math, Bulletin Boards,
Poems, Christmas Activity Sheets and Resources

BlackDog's Christmas Fun and Games
Write to Santa, Games and Activities

Lots of Christmas Learning Activities and Craft Ideas!
Roll a Christmas Tree Dice Game   dotted tree

Christmas Time at Kid's Domain
ECards, Crafts and Online Games's Online Holiday Games

Say Merry Christmas in 123 Languages

Christmas at Alphabet Soup
Many Christmas Activities

Billy Bear says...Merry Christmas
Check out the stationery, crafts and print and play paper pages.

Santa's Secret Village
Stories, Write to Santa, Postcards, Games, Recipes, Activities and more

Christmas Crafts with Illustrations

Christmas Crafts and Gifts
Plus links to many kinds of Christmas websites!

Claus.Com Christmas
Games, Crafts and Activities

Christmas Cookie Recipes

KinderArt for December

Make Santa, an Angel or an Elf

Cuckoo's Clockworks

Christmas Corner
Crafts, Gifts, Games, Books, Tags, Coloring Pages, Recipes, ECards

Advent Calendar

Christmas Alphabet Book

A Holiday for the Senses

Holiday Gift Tags

Make a Gift Box Pattern

Fill Up Santa's Sack

Christmas Dominoes

Christmas Sheet Music

Christmas Lyrics and Midi Files

Absolute Grinch

Rexanne's Christmas Activities, Games and Printables

Virtual Vine Ideas

Mars Bright Ideas Christmas Treat Recipes

Links to the history of the Christmas celebration and the variety of ways
in which Christmas is celebrated in different countries and cultures.

Shy Santa
Isn't it the strangest thing,
That Santa is so shy? (hide face with hands)
We can never, never catch him, (make fingers run)
No matter how we try.
It isn't any use to watch, (hold hand to eyes and look)
Because my parents said,
"Santa Claus will only come
When children are in bed!" (shake finger)


10 Little Elves
Jumping in the sleigh
One falls off and.... slides away
Santa calls the reindeer and the reindeer say
"No more jumping in Santa's sleigh
9 little elves jumping in the sleigh...


Christmas Presents
See the many presents by the Christmas tree,
(Point to eye; sweep hand in wide half-circle; form tree with hands.)
Some for you,
(Point to others.)
And some for me.
(Point to self.)

Long ones,
(Spread hands wide apart.)
Tall ones,
(Hold hands high above head.)
Short ones, too.
(Hold hands close together.)
And here is a round one
(Make circle with arms.)

Wrapped in blue.
Isn't it fun to look and see (Point to eyes.)
All the presents by the Christmas tree?
(Sweep hand in wide half-circle; form tree with hands.)

Hanukkah Activities
Hanukkah begins at sunset Nov. 29 to Dec 7.

Billy Bears Hanukkah

Chanukah at Kid's Domain

Torah Tots

Coloring Pages

Chanukah Activities

Hanukkah Word Find

Hanukkah Menorahs

Kwanzaa is a seven day celebration.
It begins on December 26, the day after Christmas, and lasts until January 1.

Kwanzaa Fun from Billy Bear

Kwanzaa Kinaras

Kwanzaa Time at Kid's Domain

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