There’s nothing like a Christmas printable template to save you serious time when you’re juggling end-of-year preparation with holiday fun in your classroom. This is that time of year when the two words that every teacher loves most are “quick” and “easy,” printable templates certainly fit the bill.
With the holidays drawing near, the Teach Starter team has been busy baking some holiday treats for Aussie teachers, and they’ve come out of the oven in the form of our favourite printables for Christmas celebrations in primary classrooms! From printable decor for the classroom to activities for upper years students and even some Christmas crowns for the lower years, we’ve got you covered for your classroom party, Christmas assembly and more.
You’ll even notice a few templates on the list that bring Christmas around the world lessons into the classroom so you can approach the holidays from a cultural perspective.
Without further ado, take a peek at our list of favourites.
Printable Christmas Templates for Kids
Build 3D Christmas Ornaments From Printable Templates
We’ll start with the perfect combination of educational and Christmas craft, all in one printable template! When each 3D net is pieced together properly, it will form a popular Christmas object, including presents, a Santa, a reindeer, a candle and a Christmas tree — and direct your students to follow the instructions to
Have your students decorate the nets first and predict what 3D shape they will create! You can also add a loop to the Christmas objects and turn them into a cute Christmas tree decoration that students can take home to decorate the family tree.
As an alternative for students who do not celebrate Christmas, there are plenty of other 3D nets that students can use to build spatial skills and join in the fun. Try any of these printable templates:
Reveal the Mystery Picture
Extend the maths practise with some more Christmas fun! This printable Christmas template pack has not one, not two but 12 different hundreds chart mystery pictures featuring some of kids’ favourite holiday hits from a stocking to Santa’s elf.
Each colouring activity requires students to follow the list of numbers to correctly colour in squares on the hundreds chart, revealing the mystery picture.
Explore Christmas Around the World
You don’t have to leave the classroom to explore the holiday traditions of countries all around the world! This multicultural exploration is easy with a variety of printable templates that allow your students to learn about the Spanish tradition of leaving shoes out on Christmas Eve, why people use parols in the Philippines this time of year and more!
Take a peek at printables that will help you teach your class about:
- Christmas in the Philippines
- Christmas in Spain
- Christmas in Italy
- Christmas in Switzerland
- Christmas in Japan
- Christmas in Sweden
Create Santa Crowns for Everyone
Are you preparing for a Christmas assembly with your lower years students? No need to prepare complicated costumes! Get your class ready to sing a favourite like Aussie Jingle Bells with simple printable Santa crowns they can wear during the assembly and throughout their holidays!
Try the Circularama
Have you heard of a circularama? It’s a circular diorama — like a triarama but less pointy! This paper craft activity will have your students create a cute Christmas tree that stands up.
Each Christmas Tree Circularama requires three templates to be combined, so this could be a great small team project where three team members work together to create one Christmas tree!
This narrative setting circularama template is the perfect alternative activity for those who may not celebrate Christmas.
Year after year after year, our printable funky holiday templates prove to be some of teachers’ — and students’ — very favourite activities on the Teach Starter site, and we have some brand-new Christmas options for 2023.
Kids can decorate their characters any way they want with these Zentangle pattern templates — practising patterns, making them colourful and adding some of our accessories, from a Santa hat to glasses! Of course, if you’re looking to steer away from the Christmas focus, the snowman and gnome are perfect.
You can also offer your students the option of any of these templates:
Print Christmas Mindful Colouring Sheets
Looking for a Christmas craft template that’s a little more low-key? We hear you. This time of year everyone is a bit keyed up anticipating the holiday break. So, the teacher team here at Teach Starter created these Mindful Christmas colouring sheets you can use to provide time for your students to practise mindfulness in the weeks leading up to the school holidays and the new year.
Print Christmas Photo Booth Props
Need a fun way to make holiday crafts with your students’ photos? Print these simple Christmas photo booth templates, grab skewers and glue, and you have cute props that will add a festive element to your photos. Santa, his elf and reindeer are all included, plus a snowman carrot nose, moustache and bow tie for non-Christmas fun!
Have your students pose with their favourite prop, snap a photo and have students create a frame they can take home to gift to their parents or carers for the holiday.
Printable Tree Topper Christmas Craft
Do you put up a holiday tree in your classroom? Make decorating easy with printable tree topper templates your students can decorate for the classroom tree or to take home!
Print the templates you like best:
- Santa tree topper template
- Snowman tree topper template
- Elf tree topper template
- Angel tree topper template
Skip the Mess With a Christmas Wreath Template
Have you grown tired of messing about with complicated wire wreaths each year?
This Christmas Wreath Template is a favourite among teachers on the Teach Starter team because it can be made as easy or as complicated as you want it. Want to go all out? Print the template on sturdy cardstock, and give your students scraps of wrapping paper to make a collage on their wreath. Want to keep it super simple? Just make it a colouring activity.
Or add your imagination!