There is NOTHING our family loves more than to celebrate holidays. Some of our favorite ways to add a little Christmas fun to our homeschool are with books, games, and movies. So today, I am sharing all of our favorite Christmas themed books, games, and movies plus a freebie for you. Hope they help you gather together and be merry this holiday season.
The holidays are the perfect time to take a more relaxed approach in your homeschool. Reading books, playing games, and watching movies are all excellent ways to approach homeschooling during the holiday season. This allows you to slow down and enjoy the season together while still having fun!
Christmas Picture Books Perfect For Homeschool Read Alouds
For us picture books are the perfect way to keep everyone in our homeschool happy. Emily is an auditory learner and Kevin and I are visual leaners. So using beautiful picture books means we are all equally engaged. Here is a list of our favorite Christmas picture books to use in our homeschool.
The Tree That’s Meant to BeA Christmas CarolHome Alone: The Classic Illustrated StorybookHome Alone 2: Lost in NewElf: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (PopA World of Cookies for Santa:The Gingerbread Man Loose at ChristmasThe Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker: Press
Christmas Chapter Books To Add To Your Language Arts Lessons
Maybe your kids are older and they want to read some festive books independently or maybe you’re looking for your next great Christmas read aloud. Either way these Christmas chapter books are bound to be great additions to your homeschool this holiday season.
Christmas Movies For The Entire Family
One of our favorite things to do as a family is have a family movie night. We quickly incorporated that into our homeschool, and boy are we glad we did. So many amazing lessons have unfolded from us simply watching a documentary or comparing and contrasting a book and a movie that we’ve read and watched.
Polar ExpressElfArthur ChristmasMickey’s Twice Upon A ChristmasHow the Grinch Stole Christmas: TheDr. Seuss’ How The Grinch StoleIllumination Presents: Dr. Seuss’ The GrinchPrancerThe Muppet Christmas CarolDisney’s a Christmas CarolHome AloneHome Alone 2: Lost In NewHome Alone 3The Santa ClauseThe Santa Clause 2Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseNational Lampoon’s Christmas VacationA Christmas Story (1983)Miracle On 34th StreetIt’s A Wonderful Life
Christmas Games Perfect For Holiday Homeschooling
Playing games is an essential part of our homeschool so I may have gone a bit overboard on this list but we play games everyday. If your kids enjoy playing games as much mine I’d love to show you how you can incorporate more games into your homeschool days.
Funko Pop! Dr. Seuss – GrinchFunko Pop! Signature Games: Disney –Funko Pop! Signature Games: Disney –National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – TwinklingThe Elf on the Shelf PresentFunko Pop! Dr. Seuss: Merry Grinchmas!Funko Elf – Journey from TheChristmas Rush – a Family Friendly
If you are thinking to yourself man this looks like so much fun but I can’t take a break from my regular curriculum for an entire month, then don’t! Institute a fun Friday in your homeschool and read a book, play a game, and watch a movie every Friday in December.
If you love to celebrate the holidays then be sure to check out my Holiday Fun Around the World curriculum for exciting lessons from 30 different holidays, festivals, and celebrations all over the world. This trip around the world doesn’t stop with the December holidays, you’ll also get to explore different cultures and celebrations all over the world throughout the calendar year!
What are your favorite Christmas books, games, and movies to use in your homeschool? I can’t wait to read all of your wonderful holiday suggestions!