Children need many opportunities to learn the letter names and sounds through play. They also need repetition for learning the alphabet. These Christmas Alphabet Games are hands-on, fun holiday themed learning activities that can be played again and again.
Christmas Alphabet Games
Lesson Objectives for Christmas Alphabet Games: The children will identify the letter names and sounds.
Materials Needed for Christmas Games:
- Alphabet Christmas Tree Cards
Prior to the activity the adult or child must cut the Christmas tree letter cards apart.
Directions for Christmas Games for Learning the Alphabet
Alphabet Hide and Go Seek:
In this game one player leaves the room or closes his eyes while another hides the letters of the alphabet around the room. The player returns and finds the hidden letters saying their names (or sounds) as they are found. For an added challenge, have the child assemble them in abc order to see if all the alphabet Christmas trees have been found.
Select 5 Christmas tree letter cards that are in alphabet order such as l, m, n, o, p. Set them in a row. Have the child close their eyes. Take one letter away. Encourage the child to open their eyes and name the letter and sound of the missing alphabet Christmas tree card.
Select 3-5 uppercase and lowercase letters to begin with. Have the child match the same letters together Bb, Gg, Mm… Turn the Christmas tree cards upside-down and have the child turn the cards over one at a time until a match is made.
Jack Be Nimble
Select a letter card and use the child’s name in place of Jack.
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the letter S.
Repeat several times. This activity combines learning the alphabet with gross motor movement.
Additional Christmas Tree Activities for Your child
- Make a sensory tree and play-dough creativity station
- Learn alphabet names and sounds & numbers
- Explore evergreen trees
- Read Christmas books and search for tree pictures.
Download all the printables for these Christmas tree activities here. 7 Christmas tree learning games and activities with easy to follow lessons and a printable worksheet for each. Great for parents, daycare providers, preschool and kindergarten teachers.
For more ideas, explore these 50+ Christmas Activities for kids this holiday season.