“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a traditional children’s nursery rhyme about a star at least 250 years old! The full song speaking to the wonder that is the shining star and how it lights the way for travelers.
“Father Christmas Needs a Wee” by Nicholas Allan is a counting book that goes from 1 to 10 and back again. This is a great way to include maths at Christmas time. Here are a set of activities and games to learn the vocabulary and to check the comprehension of the book. So join in the fun with “Father Christmas Needs a Wee”!
“O Christmas Tree” (“O Tannenbaum”) is a traditional German Christmas song. The modern lyrics were written in 1824 by the teacher and composer Ernst Anschütz. The lyrics do not refer to a decorated Christmas tree, they refer to the fir’s evergreen quality as a symbol of constancy.
“Jingle Bells” is a traditional Christmas song written by James Lord Pierpont and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in 1857. This winter holiday song is one of the best-known American songs in the world. The French version of “Jingle Bells”, “Vive le vent” was adapted by Francis Blanche in 1948. It is sung to the same tune, but the French lyrics and title are completely different.
“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (“Nous vous souhaitons un joyeux Noël” in French) is a popular Christmas carol from the west country of England composed in the sixteenth century. It makes mention of Christmas and the New Year’s celebrations.
Spot’s First Christmas is a classic book by Eric Hill. It is perfect for children learning to read or learning English. Come along and celebrate Spot’s very first Christmas!
This flashcards collection can be used to teach Christmas vocabulary. In the PDF file you’ll find the following flashcards to learn Christmas words in English: Santa Claus, Christmas tree, elf, stocking, Santa’s cap, wreath…
“Father Christmas” is a Christmas nursery rhyme sung to the tune of “Are You Sleeping”.
“Santa, Santa High in the Sky” is a Christmas Song about Santa delivering presents.