Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Reading Advent


I saw this awesome idea over at Reading Confetti where the super talented Lorie was instituting a reading advent with her kids using various Christmas books and a fun craft attached for each day. I of course, with no real ideas of my own but a knack for incorporating them into my own life, thought why not in the classroom.

The plan: I have 18 preK students 3-5 years old and 18 days left until Christmas break. Each child will unwrap a special book for our classroom to read everyday.

I started with a recycled basket from school added a bow and some embellishments. Then I loosely wrapped 18 Christmas and snow related books and added a cute number tag created by Beth Proudfoot Designs.

The kids are super excited and after only a few days they are already talking about who is next—I have the kids listed in alphabetical order with a corresponding number by their name so they know who’s turn it is. This is another way to engage our kids, expand their language abilities, and have fun! Thanks Lorie for the super idea!



A few of my favorites…



Oh yeah, I’m doing it at home, too. I have thrown in a couple veggietale movies and lots of activities once the break comes. I can’t wait to get started!!


She will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.

Matthew 1:21


  1. You are so sweet! Thank you! I love how you assigned the books beforehand so they get to look forward to their day! :)

  2. Don't be surprised to see this idea borrowed across the hall:)

  3. I may have to use this as well!!! It is wonderful!!

  4. LOVE this idea, and we're all about a good children's book.

  5. What a cool idea. We may borrow that one for next year for Jordyn.