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Homeschooling Through the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Would you like to inject a little bit of learning into your holiday festivities? Here’s a great list of free activities that you and your children can enjoy together this holiday season.

10 Free Holiday Activities

ABC Snack: G Is for Gobble, Gobble

This adorable turkey snack from our ABC Snacks series is a perfect way to begin your holiday feast. It will add just the right touch to your Thanksgiving or Christmas menu! Try our yummy snack and practice letter G with your little one!

The Polar Bear Pack

Brrr! It’s time to bundle up! Our full-color Polar Bear Pack contains 30 printable pages of delightful reading and spelling activities that are positively popping with polar bears. Download our fun-filled Arctic activity collection for free!

Favorite Picture Books for Christmas

Take time out from the busyness of the season for family read-alouds! Whether it’s the story of a magical journey to the North Pole or a life-changing moment for an ornery camel, you won’t want to miss even one! Download our library list!

Around the World with Holiday Picture Books

The holidays are a special time, and this wonderful collection of picture books celebrates the rich diversity of holiday traditions practiced by people all around the world. Check out a few of our favorites. Download our library list!

Create a Christmas Book Advent Calendar

If you’re looking for an extra special way to incorporate read-aloud time into your holiday festivities this year, why not create your own Christmas Book Advent Calendar. Read our post and download printable advent calendar tags.

Jólabókaflód: A Tradition for Book-Loving Families

Jólabókaflód is a “Christmas Book Flood”! It’s a wonderful Icelandic tradition that you can enjoy this year with your family. Read our blog post and discover eight different ways to bring the love of books into your home this holiday season!

ABC Craft: L Is for Lights

Ready to light up the holidays? Illuminate your child’s love of letters with this festive lowercase letter craft! This cheery string of colorful lights will brighten up any room. And it’s bound to light up your preschooler’s face, too!

Snowman Picture Books

If the snow is piling up in the yard, it’s time to build a snowman! This collection of sweet picture books will inspire you to create some wintertime magic with your children. Download our library list!

Wonderful Picture Books for Winter

Ahh…winter! There’s just so much to love—especially curling up in front of a crackling fire with a blanket, a cup of tea, and a wonderful picture book for winter! And speaking of books, download our Library List and grab a few of our favorites!

ABC Snack: M Is for Marvelous Mittens

When winter arrives and the snow piles up, it’s time to break out the hats, scarves, and mittens! But not ALL mittens are for wearing. These mittens are for eating! Warm up with our yummy snack and practice letter M with your preschooler!

What’s your favorite way to add learning to your holidays celebrations?

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Marisca

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These ideas are so creative and fun! I especially love the book advent calendar.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Marisca! I’m glad you like the ideas.

Ilsa Cunha

says:

Thank you!

Liz

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Thank you for all the suggestions. My son has enjoyed a lot of the picture books for Winter.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Liz. And thank you for letting us know your son has enjoyed so many of the picture books.

Stephanie

says:

Great suggestions

Scott Herder

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Great suggestions! We tried the Polar Bear Pack and it was fantastic

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’m pleased to hear the Polar Bear Pack was a hit, Scott! Thank you.

Jenna

says:

Such a great list of ideas, thank you

Hayle

says:

Thank you for the wonderful ideas!!

Crystal

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Wish I’d found this when mine were younger!!

Maggie Smith

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These have such wonderful ideas! Love the book flood!

Merry

says: Customer Service

Hope you have fun with the Jólabókaflód!

ms

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I’ve been wanting to do the Advent book calendar for years now, hopefully I can soon

Amber

says:

I love that there are extra resources for people like me who keep on schoolin’ year round, including December!

K

says:

These are fun ideas! Thanks!

Elizabeth R.

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I love the advent calendar for book lovers! I’m excited to do for our kids next yr. Thank you for such a great idea.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Elizabeth! And maybe you can find some deals if you start looking for books now.

Sara

says:

Cute ideas!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Sara!

Ashley

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Great ideas!

Bree

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Thank you for the book lists!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Bree!

Kristy Bird

says:

Cute ideas!

Charlene Lindsay

says:

My son is older, but we still enjoy a lot of these ideas for Christmas!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Charlene!

Misty C S

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Like the idea of a Book Advent Calendar. Great way for a first time family to begin their home library!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Yes, Misty! Books are always wonderful gifts!

Ang

says:

This sounds interesting!😊

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Ang.

Corinthia

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We do the book advent. My kids love snuggling up to listen to the book of the day!

Merry

says: Customer Service

Sounds wonderful, Corinthia! Enjoy that time with your kids :-)

Renee P

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Read alouds!

Tosha

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I love being able to learn through the holidays with my kids! So many questions come up that we just coast and glide as we learn through the holidays.

Merry

says: Customer Service

Yes! Have fun with your kids!

Jeniver

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Thank you for such a wonderful curriculum and all the wonderful seasonal ideas. Blessings.

Merry

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Jeniver! Blessings to you and your family as well :-).

Brenda Riggan

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We usually have an advent calendar and do Christmas Around the World along with reading the the Christmas Story in the Bible and our school performs it along with singing carols each year. There are some great ideas listed here! I’m going to add the wrapped books for each day. I know the kids will love that! Thank you! Merry Christmas!!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re so welcome, Brenda! I’m pleased these ideas will be helpful for you.

Jessica Girdler

says:

These are such fun ideas! Great ways to make homeschooling at Christmas time lots of fun.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’m glad you like these ideas, Jessica! Thank you.

Brett C

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The book advent calendar looks like fun.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

It is a great way to enjoy the lead-up to Christmas, Brett.

Amanda

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Love the idea of doing an advent calendar with books!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Glad you like the idea, Amanda!

Glenda

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Those polar bears are so cute! Thanks!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Glad you like them, Glenda! You’re welcome.

Brittany

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We love using the Polar Bear pack and the Christmas with Ziggy pack for Christmas reading fun!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed these packs, Brittany!