Story Time Starter — Christmas

December 14, 2013

This month has flown by, and Christmas will be here very soon.  This is a GREAT time to have a Christmas-themed story time — but you’d better hurry in and get your books before they’re all gone!

We’ve got some classic stories like The Night Before Christmas as well as Christmas stories with some of our most popular book characters, including Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?, and If You Take a Mouse to the Movies. Here are some more Christmas books you’ll love reading for story time:

christmas collage

Christmas Stories for Story Time (Word Document/.doc file)

Once you’ve read a few stories, you might just be ready for some rhymes and songs!

Santa, Santa                                                         
Santa, Santa
Round and fat
Slide down the chimney (use arm)
Just like that!

The Chimney
Here is the chimney (make a fist)
Here is the top (other hand over fist)
Open the lid (remove hand)
Out Santa will pop! (pop up thumb)

The Lights on the Tree
(tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The lights on the tree go
Blink, blink, blink,
Blink, blink, blink,
Blink, blink, blink
The lights on the tree go
Blink, blink, blink
All Christmas Day.

The presents at the house go rattle, rattle, rattle, etc.
The mom at the house goes bake, bake, bake, etc.
The dad at the house goes snore, snore, snore, etc.
The grandma at the house goes hug, hug, hug, etc.


A craft will be the perfect ending to a perfect story time!  Here are some good ones for younger children.

We hope you have fun reading with your children this Christmas season!

For even more ideas for good reads, check out our Give the Gift of Reading Holiday Book Guide and Great Books Make Great Gifts pages on our website.  Merry Christmas from all of us at the library!

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