Engaging the children in Christmas crafts is a great way to get them into the holiday spirit. You’ll only need some Christmas carols to set the tone, scissors, coloring pencils and the printable shapes that I’m offering for free.
These printable shapes are blank images of Christmas motifs like angels, trees, reindeers, Santa, now flakes and so on. They can be printed on regular paper or cardboard, so they will later be used in any classroom craft.
These printable shapes for Christmas can be used in various ways that encourage kids to have fun as well as use their imagination.
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Printable Reindeer Sheets
Printable Shapes of Santa for Classroom
Printable Snowflake Shape
Printable Snowman Shapes for Classroom
Printable Star Shape
Printable Christmas Tree Shapes
Some Christmas Classroom Activities for Students
Children can color or paint the basic design that only provides guidance for the kids but still leaving room for a lot of creativity. This is especially a good idea for the smallest of children that are often enable to complete more complex tasks.
There are so many fun ways to incorporate the printed shapes into Christmas greeting cards! Kids can cut the shapes and use their imagination to create one-of-a-kind cards for their family. If they get stuck, you can suggest some of the Christmas imagery in order to help them.
For this, you can print five or more of the same template and cut the shape out. Then, the children can illustrate a short Christmas story inside the shapes. After he’s finished, you can staple the pages together. Usually, four pages of the story with one for the cover should be enough. For this project, you can use the angel, the tree, and Santa templates.
The lacing crafts are a longer project for kids that they can complete on several classes. It gives fine motor skill practice and the blank area gives them the chance to get really creative. Other than the printed templates and scissors you’ll also need wool or ribbon and a single hole punch.
The printable shapes for Christmas are great to make various ornaments they can later take home and even hang in the Christmas tree if they punch a hole in the top or one corner and thread a piece of wool or ribbon through. First, they have to cut the shapes and then color them and use their imagination.
Here you can use everyone’s work to make a scrapbook for the whole classroom. You can stick their
individual project, ornaments or colored pages to a notebook and you’ll have something to keep and maybe revisit next year.
The possibilities are limitless. Children are very imaginative so try to stimulate that natural ability and help them use these printable shapes to have a good time and learn.