Thank you for purchasing our December Family Reading Crate – Happy Holidays!

As stated in the enclosed booklet, the following page contains all of the extras that you could use to further enhance the experience of going through this month’s offering. You will find a PDF of activity printables, helpful links of other related topics, movies or documentaries you could watch, or additional books to purchase or borrow from the library.
Happy Reading!

Happy Holidays Sub Box Printables

Helpful Links:

Christmas Countdown Clock – count down the days til Christmas to the second!

Norad Santa Tracker – This is the offical Santa tracker – we love seeing all the different stops around the world. It’s a great way to sneak in some geography lessons!

BYL Jan Brett Christmas Unit Study – This is a great time to dive into our Jan Brett Christmas unit! You’ll enjoy four of her gorgeously illustrated picture books as you celebrate the holiday season!

BYL Winter Holidays Around the World Unit Study – If you want to explore a variety of holidays that are celebrated this time of year you’ll really enjoy this unit! You’ll learn about 5 major winter holidays – Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Chinese New Year.

Additional Books to Read:

Younger Readers:

The Trees of the Dancing Goats

Guess Who’s Coming to Santa’s for Dinner?

The Three Snow Bears

The Great Spruce

Trouble With Trolls

Middle Grade:

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

When Santa Fell to Earth

Young Scrooge

The Family Under the Bridge

Letters from Father Christmas

Young Adult/Adult:

A Christmas Carol

The Afterlife of Holly Chase

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

Christmas: A Biography

Family Friendly Movies:

The Muppet Christmas Carol – This is by far my favorite adaptation of the classic story. (Rated G)

The Man Who Invented Christmas – If you enjoyed reading Mr. Dickens and His Carol, you’ll love this movie about Dicken’s writing A Christmas Carol. (Rated PG)

Elf – This is one of my favorite holiday movies – I love the innocence and sweetness of the story, plus it is hilariously funny. (Rated PG)

Prep and Landing – My kids love these two Christmas shows. They are cute and fun and really engaging for the whole family. (Rated G)


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