Twas the night before Christmas

Twas The Night Before Christmas

The poem,  The Night before Christmas is not only a Christmas favorite, but also one of the most well known poems in America. It was originally titled A Visit or A Visit From St. Nicholas and was first published anonymously on Dec. 23, 1823, in a Troy, New York newspaper called The Sentinel. In 1837 a man named  Clement Clarke Moore accepted credit for writing A Visit.

Have some fun this season with this classic tale. If you don’t already own your own version, you can listen to the read aloud here:

Grab your own book for your bookshelf here:

We own these books and the beautiful blue book is a pop up book that is such a fun and beautiful book.

The Night Before Christmas is part of the 12 Days of Grab and Go Lessons Series. Check out the rest of the series here: 

12 Days of Holiday Lessons

The Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas

Write a letter to Santa. The letter can be a request letter, or it can be used any way you would like. Just get your student writing!

Dear Santa Letter

Help your student think of all the people in their life that they would like to gift with something special. Ask them to consider what five of those special people would like to find under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning. They can either write about it or draw pictures of the gifts.

Santa gift worksheet

Use the poem to practice finding rhyming words for the Rhyming worksheet. They can either circle or highlight the words on the worksheets before they write the word pairs.

Only one page is included here, but the whole poem can be found in the download.

Twas the night before Christmas Poem

Rhyming Worksheet

Santa Rhyming Worksheet

Practice putting words in ABC order with this Stocking worksheet. Student’s will read the names on the stockings and then cut them out and paste them in order.

Christmas ABC order Worksheet

Finish up this lesson with practicing rounding to the tens place. You may need to do a mini lesson about rounding before you have your student work on the worksheet.

Christmas math rounding

Grab your Night Before Christmas Printables Here:

Check out the rest of the 12 Days of Grab and Go Lessons to Round out your Holiday Fun!

Day 1: If you take a Mouse to the Movies

Day 2: Guess Who is Coming to Santa’s for Dinner

Day 3: Gingerbread Baby

Day 4: The Biggest Best Snowman

Day 5: The Polar Express

Day 6: A Christmas Carol

Day 7: Too Many Tamales

Day 8: The Wild Christmas Reindeer

Day 9: The Mitten

Day 10: The Nutcracker

Day 11: The Little Drummer Boy


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