This Twas the Night Before Christmas printable pack includes a story wheel craft, a fill-in silly story template, and a printable version of the story.
When I think back to Christmas Eve as a child, I remember sitting around the living room and listening to my dad ready us Twas the Night Before Christmas. It is a tradition that I hold dear to my heart and that I carry on with my own children. This Twas the Night Before Christmas printable pack is a fun way for kids to really explore and get to know this classic story. Hands-on story based activities are so much fun!
Twas the Night Before Christmas Printable Pack
This classic story allows us to envision a silent home just waiting for St. Nick to visit and leave presents for children. What a beautiful vision for children excitedly awaiting Christmas day!
The excitement on Christmas Eve can be all too much for some children. After all, waiting is SO hard! This printable pack of activities is great to use on Christmas Eve as kids wind down and get ready for bed, or throughout the entire month of December as we prepare for Christmas.
What’s included in the story printable pack?
Included are a couple activities for kids to create and play with such as:
- a story wheel, great for re-telling the story in children’s own words
- a fill in silly story, this is in Mad Lib style, and the kids will want to make this over and over again!
- a printable poster version of the story/poem
Twas the Night Before Christmas Story Wheel
Story wheels are really excellent for kids to use when re-telling a story. Re-telling is a great way to make connections with a story, and being able to tell it in your own words after listening demonstrates reading comprehension and builds vocabulary.
Children can also assemble the story wheel and then follow along while you read with the wheel, turning to different images at the appropriate times. This will enhance listening and comprehension as well.
Twas the Night Before Christmas Silly Story
If you have ever done Mad Libs before with children, you know that laughter after reading the finished story ensues. These are so much fun to complete over and over again, and can help children learn parts of speech and sentence structure. Print off a few of these, you will need them!
Twas the Night Before Christmas Printable Story
This printed version of the story can be hung on a wall or placed on the kitchen table. Children who can read independently will like to practice this fun rhythmic poem, and those who can’t yet read will love to listen to the words.
My daughter has taken to doodling images that pop in her head when reading or listening next to each paragraph.