To me, there is nothing cozier than a warm house, Christmas lights, a snuggly family, and a good story. And Christmas stories are the best, especially the old ones that stick with you forever and ever, amen.
I’m always telling you to read aloud with your family, and Christmas time is the best time. For most of us, it’s chilly (or even downright cold) in December. Plus it gets dark super early. There’s no better way to spend that time than cuddled up on the sofa reading a brilliant book aloud for the whole family to enjoy.
Maybe you just want to pick one to read for yourself or as a supplement to your homeschool. However you want to read this Christmas, the classics are always the best. That’s why they’re classics, y’all.
Which Christmas classics should you read?
Snuggling in with a mug of hot chocolate, a candy cane, and some popcorn or brownies and a good story? That’s how I envision the holidays. And there are lots of Christmas stories you can read alone or share with your family to make that warm feeling a part of your celebration.
How to use Christmas classics in your homeschool
Using Christmas classics to bring the season to your homeschool day is as easy as picking one these stories and reading them together. You can find plenty of ways to tie in lessons-history, art , values, science, just about anything.
You could study the time period of the story. You could learn the geography of the setting. You could act the story out like a play, make a craft that relates to the book, or draw illustrations. You could learn about the animals mentioned or find a nifty science experiment that relates. You know me, I’m all about using literature however I can to teach Everything.
Because literature rocks.
If those books aren’t your cup of hot chocolate, search the web for ideas. My fellow bloggers are awesome about having activities for you to do. They’re cool like that.
Check out these other awesome holiday book lists!