My Favourite Christmas Books. (if you click on the pictures it will take you to the link for the Book Depository)
I love traditional books (its all about the balance between traditional and newer forms of media). I thought that I would add my favourite books.
How Santa Really works by Allan Snow. The title says it all this book is about how Santa performs all the things he does.
Santa Claus by Rod Green. This gives a beautiful overview of all things Christmas. I would read one page a day with my class and they would ALWAYS ask me to keep reading. It contains a Christmas map, newspaper articles and letters as well as the narrative.
The Suessville Website also has resources and games relating to the book.
Use a Venn Diagram to compare the movie and the book.
Create a Wanted poster for the grinch.
Create a digital movie poster
And a few of my favourite Aussie versions
Letters to Santa by Andrew Daddo. This book contains letters to Santa from the Aussie Animals it has some great Aussie Slang in it. We brainstormed a list of the aussie slang and in our letters to Santa we used all the slang. The resulting letters were the funniest I have ever read
You Tube Stories
Here is a collection of my favourite Christmas stories on You tube
The night before Christmas by Mr Uptempo
The Lego version of The night before christmas. The students could watch this and then make their own using imotion app and imovie.
The Magic Star by the magical movies.
The Forever Friends Christmas by magical movies
Make your own
Or use kerpoof which is an online animation tool.
Or create your own stories through comics.
Was the night before Christmas is a FREE app. You can read it or have it read, the app also includes a jigsaw puzzle and colouring pages.