You are invited to download the 3 part cards featuring Christmas vocabulary – learning holiday printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with watercolor drawings to explore traditional celebrations with your students. This resource will come in handy if you are planning to explore the cultural traditions of Western countries in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.
Christmas Day is celebrated on the 25th day of December – the day that the Roman Catholic Church chose to mark Jesus’ birthday. Orthodox Christmas day is held on January 7 because the Orthodox Church celebrates the birth of Jesus as per the Julian calendar. It is one of the most important days of the year for Christians. During Advent, people prepare for Christmas.
Here is what’s included:
- 18 x picture cards
- 18 x control cards
- 18 x label cards
Montessori Three-Part Cards are designed for children to learn and process the information on the cards.
They consist of a card with the picture and the word label, a card with the picture, and a card with the word label.
Step 1: Lay down all the picture cards, introducing one term at a time.
Step 2: Ask the child to point to the picture card you ask for.
Step 3: Gather the picture cards in your hand. Place one card at a time down and ask, “What is this?“
Step 4: Ask the child to match the figurine to the picture.
If a child is still engaged:
Step 5: Lay down all the labeled picture cards (control cards). Read each word to the child.
Step 6: Ask the child to match each picture card to the labeled picture cards (control cards).
Step 7: Ask the child to take the top label card and compare it to the first labeled picture card, until they find the matching label card for each control card.
Once a child can read:
Step one: Ask the child to lay down the picture cards and name each term.
Step two: Ask the child to read each label card and match it to the picture card.
Step three: Ask the child to use the labeled picture cards (control cards) to self-correct.
As a follow-up activity, the child can be invited to make a booklet. The child is invited to draw pictures inspired by the cards and copy new vocabulary he or she learned when working with the card set.
Christmas Resources You might find helpful in your classroom
Christmas Pack Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Folder Busy Book$8.50
Star Life Cycle 3 Part Cards Poster Information Cards Student Booklet Montessori$5.50
Christmas in Australia Cursive Preschool Pack$3.00
Parts of Pine Tree Life Cycle$5.80
No Prep Preschool Christmas & Winter Holidays Tracing Pre-Writing Math Busy Book$5.00
Silent Night – Safari Toob 3 Part Cards – Editable$2.00
Winter Pin Punching Cards$1.00
60 DIY Coloring Cards$5.00
Christmas Printable Cards and Photo Booth Props$3.00
Angels in Art 3 Part Cards$2.00
Christmas Themed Knobless Cylinder Extensions$2.20
Christmas Themed Math Beads Addition Cards$2.00