Classroom Ideas


Dec 9, 2022

Festive Christmas Themes for Preschool and Daycares

Mackenzie Lee


Christmas is a time of year that is filled with magic and wonder. It's a time when children can believe in the impossible, and enjoy the company of those they love. If you're looking for some Christmas-themed ideas for your preschool or daycare classroom, you've come to the right place! In this blog post, we will be sharing 10 different Christmas themes that you can use in your classroom. We will also provide some helpful tips on how to decorate your classroom and what types of activities such as Christmas songs and decoration ideas you can do with your students during this festive season!

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Table of Contents:

  1. Christmas Themes for Preschoolers

  2. Christmas Songs for Preschool Programs

  3. Christmas Decorations for Preschool Classrooms

Christmas Themes for Preschoolers

  1. North Pole theme is perfect for classrooms that are looking to bring the magic of the North Pole to their students. You can decorate your classroom with snowy scenes, Christmas trees, and even a chimney! Screening the Polar Express will help bring this classroom theme to life and engage students.

  2. Celebrate Christmas in your preschool classroom with a Santa's workshop theme! Not only will your students have fun, but you can also incorporate various educational activities into the decorations and festivities.

  3. Christmas around the World is a theme that can help your students learn about how different cultures celebrate the holiday season. You can decorate your classroom with Christmas trees from different countries, and you can even make or research traditional Christmas foods from different cultures.

  4. A December or Winter Wonderland theme is perfect for those classrooms that want to celebrate the beauty of the winter season. You can decorate your classroom with twinkling lights, snowflakes, and even a sled!

  5. If you're looking for a more traditional Christmas theme, then a Nativity scene might be perfect for your classroom. You can use this theme to teach your students about the story of Jesus' birth and why we celebrate Christmas.

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Christmas Songs for Preschool Programs

Once you've chosen your classroom theme, it's time to start thinking about what Christmas songs you'll sing with your preschoolers! Here are some of our favorite Christmas songs for preschoolers:

  • Jingle Bells

  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

  • Frosty the Snowman

  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town

  • The 12 Days of Christmas

  • Feliz Navidad

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Christmas Decoration ideas for Preschool Classroom

No matter what Christmas theme you choose for your classroom, there are endless possibilities when it comes to decorating your space. You can string lights around the perimeter of the room, hang garland from the ceiling, or even make your own Christmas decorations with your students! If you're looking for some inspiration, here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Use red and green streamers to create a Christmas tree in the corner of the room.

  2. Hang snowflakes from the ceiling or windows.

  3. Make a gingerbread house out of cardboard boxes and decorate it with your students.

  4. String popcorn and cranberries to make a garland for the Christmas tree.

  5. Use construction paper to make red and green wreaths that can be hung on the walls or doors.

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Christmas is a magical time of year, and what better way to celebrate than by bringing the magic into your preschool classroom? We hope these different Christmas themes for preschoolers hopefully inspire you during this holiday season and get your preschoolers excited about Christmas in the classroom. Check out our other holiday themed blog posts here!

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