Christmas Writing Prompts & Writing Activities

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This post is part of the 2019 Homeschooling Through the Holidays series and was written by Kerry from How to Homeschool My Child.  

During our first year of homeschooling, another mom told me they always take a break between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I thought, “If it works for her, it would work for our family, too”.

But I didn’t want my kids to sit around all day, watching TV. I wanted to be intentional with our time.

So, I planned activities that were centered on Advent & Christmas, but still educational. I’m always looking for ways to inspire a love of learning in my kids. Focusing our school subjects on the fun topic of Advent & Christmas definitely helped. Our kids wouldn’t even know they were learning.

How did Advent & Christmas look in practical terms of homeschooling?

Our kids learned math by baking, buying gifts or measuring for our Christmas decorations. We studied history and geography with Christmas around the world activities. Our reading and language arts were centered on Christmas books we read.

Let’s dive into Christmas language arts with some special Christmas writing prompts & activities that you could use in your homeschool right now. Choose ones that fit your family’s homeschool.

5 Elementary Christmas Writing Prompts

  1. The day Frosty the Snowman met Rudolph
  2. You’re Santa’s elf. Describe your day.
  3. If Rudolph could talk, he’d say …
  4. If I could ask Santa one question, I’d ask …
  5. My favorite Christmas tradition is …… because …..

5 Middle School Christmas Writing Prompts

  1. Someone doesn’t have anyone to spend Christmas with.
  2. What does Christmas mean to you?
  3. Okay, he’s not Santa, but he did have a very good reason for breaking into the house.
  4. Create a new holiday tradition for your family. What is it? Why is it important?
  5. A Christmas card arrives in the mail fifty years after it was delivered.

5 Christmas Writing Activities

  1. Teach how to write a thank you letter. Your kids will be ready to write thank you notes after Christmas.
  2. For copywork, choose one of these for your kids to copy.
    1. Christmas carols
    2. Luke 2 or Matthew 1
    3. 12 Days of Christmas
    4. If Rudolph could talk, he’d say …
  3. Help write your family’s annual Christmas letter. Each child writes one paragraph about this past year.
  4. Study a special day in December and write one paragraph about the person being honored. For example, December 6 is St Nicholas Day or December 13 is St Lucia Day. During the week leading to that day, your kids can read and write about that person.
  5. Use one of these Christmas story starters to write a story.
    1. Grandma pulled out the last tray of gingerbread mean from the oven. Suddenly…
    2. Are you coming Christmas caroling with us? It’s fun ….
    3. I heard the sleigh bells ringing and ….
    4. Ho! Ho! Ho! We’re off to ….
    5. You’re stuck in an airport on Christmas Eve. All of a sudden …

I have so many more Christmas writing prompts & activities I want to share. Over 200!

I’d like to give you a copy of my Christmas Writing Prompts & Writing Activities ebook (retail $9) for free. To get your free ebook, click here and we’ll zip it on over to you.

Kerry Beck helps you get past the perfect Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook image and get on to real life…real life ways to inspire your kids to grow in Christ and love learning. Her passion is helping moms to love learning, while giving their kids a superb, Christian education . . . where they think critically & Biblically.

You can connect with Kerry on her blog and at Mom’s Monday Lunch Bunch weekly Facebook Live. She also hangs out at Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram. Feel free to email her at


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