This week on the Virtual Book Club for Kids we are focusing on Christmas! We've selected the classic book Twas the Night Before Christmas as our featured book with fun activities to do with it with your preschooler.
Here is your simple activity plan for a week of fun with your preschoolers all about Christmas.
The Night Before Christmas Week Activity Plan
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Our featured book this week is The Night Before Christmas by Rachel Isadora.
This book takes the classic Christmas poem and is set in Africa. The book captures the anticipation and excitement of Christmas in her stunning images. Children will pore over the enchanting artwork, brimming with special touches like traditional African toys and a Santa who sports dreadlocks as they chime along with the familiar rhyming text.
Don't worry if you haven't got a copy of the book you can watch it being read aloud below.
Weekly Virtual Book Club Plans
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Christmas Songs for Preschool
Twas the Night Before Christmas | The Learning Station
Up On The Housetop | Super Simple Songs
Here Comes Santa Claus | Children's Corner
You may also like to sing along to Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Michael Bublé.
The Night Before Christmas Activity Plan for the Week
We try and curate simple and easy low prep activities for you and your preschooler to do together each week.
Although there is no set plan we recommend the schedule below that you can do together.
The Night Before Christmas Week Activity Plan for Preschoolers
A week of simple activities for preschoolers and toddlers on the theme of Christmas featuring the book The Night Before Christmas by Rachel Isadora.
Chocolate Reindeer Play Dough
Grab a few items from outside to create this adorable reindeer playdough activity for sensory fun this Christmas week.
You could also create a Santa Sensory Bin for fun this week!
Santa Alphabet Puzzles
Preschool and kindergarten kids will love these Santa themed self-correcting alphabet puzzles!
Here are some additional Christmas Alphabet Activities too!
Roll & Cover Santa Math Game - Free Printable Game!
Can you fill Santa’s beard? Have fun playing this independently or with friends in this Santa math game.
Banana Santa Healthy Christmas Kid Treat
Banana Santas are a kid-friendly Christmas snack or dessert that has simple ingredients and add some healthy fruit to your holiday eating. They are cute enough to take to a Christmas party or make with the kids for a fun Christmas fruit carving Food Craft.
Santa Craft for Kids with Printed Beards
Here’s a Santa craft for kids that uses a super fun art technique- printing with yarn and pipe cleaners! The finished Santa Claus artwork can be hung to decorate for the holidays!
You could also make this Keepsake Reindeer Handprint Game or Flying Reindeer STEM Challenge.
The Night Before Christmas Books for Preschoolers
Our featured book this week is The Night Before Christmas by Rachel Isadora. We've selected for you various versions of this beloved poem that would be a great holiday treat to read all week long as you explore the magic of Christmas.
Additional Christmas Themed Week Activity Plans
Here are some additional weekly planners that you may also enjoy as you explore Christmas with your child this holiday season.
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