25 Winter Language Arts Activities

Use these 25 Christmas and winter themed language arts activities for your early elementary students.

25 Winter Language Arts Activities

From parts of speech to the basics of storytelling, here are 25 free winter language arts activities, perfect for elementary students.

1. Christmas Song Mad Libs

Practice the parts of speech (nouns and verbs) with this Christmas song-themed mad libs. There are two songs included, Jingle Bells and Up on the Housetop.

2. Gingerbread Pirates Worksheets

After reading The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, print out all or some of these free worksheets to accompany the story and add to the fun!

3. Create a Word Spelling Activity

How many words can you make out of the letters in “Merry Christmas”?

4. A Christmas Carol Activities

You can use this freebie to explore the story and characters of any version of A Christmas Carol. There is a simple sequencing activity and coloring pages to compare and contrast the new and old Scrooge.

5. Christmas Writing Prompts

If you’re looking for a fun way to get your child writing more this holiday season, check out these Christmas writing prompts! Another option would be to use this fun writing paper to have your children write thank-you notes after receiving their Christmas gifts. 

6. Christmas Story Cubes

Use these three free story cubes to tell an elaborate winter-themed story!

7. Reindeer Activities

Check out this free resource on TPT for Language Arts activities perfect for early elementary students. Put the names of Santa’s reindeer in ABC order, write about what you would do with a pet reindeer, complete a word search with reindeer words, and much more!

8. Christmas Sight Word Books

These sight word books are perfect for helping early elementary students recognize common words, reinforce the spelling of sight words, and help young readers gain confidence.

9. Christmas Logic Puzzles

Your older elementary students will love working their brains with these Christmas logic puzzles!

10. Rowdy Reindeer Christmas Fluency Passage and Comprehension Activities

This hilarious story of a rowdy reindeer will have your students excited to read and learn this Christmas!

11. Favorite Christmas Read Alouds and Activities

The Polar Express, The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, and Snowmen at Christmas all make amazing read alouds during the holiday season. Accompany the stories with these engaging activities to make learning fun this time of year!

12. December Silly Sentences

Get everyone giggling with these silly holiday-themed sentences!

13. Types of Nouns

Sort different nouns with this fun freebie that can be customized in a few different ways. There are four types of nouns included: proper nouns, common nouns, singular nouns, and plural nouns.

14. Santa’s Similes

These Christmas-themed simile practice sheets are as sweet as Santa’s cookies!

15. Holly Jolly Homophones

These task cards will help your students understand homophones in a new way!

16. The Perfect Gift

In this opinion writing piece, students will write about their idea of the perfect gift. 

17. Snowman Adjectives

Paired with The Most Perfect Snowman, learn about adjectives with this fun activity.

18. Sneezy the Snowman

Read aloud the story Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright. Afterward, enjoy learning about the parts of a story, sequencing, and cause and effect using the accompanying activities. 

19. Snowman Writing Craftivity

Students will love writing about all of the creative ways they can think of to bring their snowmen to school!

20. Snowman Positional Words

Help your students gain preposition confidence with this snowman-themed positional words sheet.

21. Snowman Capers Game

Review sight words, parts of speech, prefixes with this blank game board. Tailor the game to whatever you would like to review and watch your students review through play!

22. Snowman Sentence Scramble

After reading The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll, practice sentence order and some writing with this activity.

23. Candy Cane Prepositions

Solidify your students’ understanding of prepositions with this sweet deal–a FREE candy cane-themed preposition sheet. 

24. Hot Chocolate Writing

After making hot chocolate as a class and learning to use their senses to describe it, have your students write down the process of creating this delicious winter drink.

25. Letters to Santa

Let your kids dream away about what they want for Christmas–all while practicing their letter-writing skills! Write a letter to Santa using these free templates and send them express mail to the North Pole. 

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