153 FREE December Worksheets for Your ESL Classes
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It would be safe to say that for the majority of the planet December is more fun than any other month of the year. It's all those Christmas (or some other cultural/ethnic equivalent) decorations, festive songs, suspense of giving and receiving presents, joyful celebrations and some closure people get as the end of the year approaches. This can only mean one thing: it's time to make your lessons more fun and joy rather than hard work you had to do with your students in the previous months.
We are happy to invite you to browse our collection of 153 December worksheets which are there to help you set up amazing and challenging festive and year-roundup classes, theme celebration sessions, 'how they celebrate in different countries' activities and 'welcome New Year!' lessons.
Our 'calendar' worksheets will give you ideas for the last month of the year in terms of holidays, events and celebrations - like you do not have enough of them in your mind already! But if you find an opportunity to add some variety to your classroom, the occasions can include Special Education Day, Bill of Rights Day, Wright Brothers Day, or Rudyard Kipling birthday anniversary. And, of course, there is Christmas and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa (or whatever they call it in your part of the world!) - give your students some background information on the history and origin of these holidays, or encourage them to find that information themselves and present or discuss it in class.
All the materials are free for all registered Busyteacher.org users. Knock yourself out downloading them and putting them to a good use in your classroom!

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Christmas Fun Quiz

Christmas Fun Quiz

This fun Christmas quiz can be handed out to your class around the Christmas holidays. How many questions can your students answer correctly? You can set a time limit for your students to make the ...
6 Views 7,969 Elem
Christmas Story Recall

Christmas Story Recall

Wendy
I have written this Christmas story to use as a listening activity, but you could also adapt it for reading if you prefer. It has a seasonal theme, but aimed at adults and young people rather than ...
17 Views 11,977 ElemPre-Int
Christmas around the World

Christmas around the World

dprudencio
This is a Christmas Around the World worksheet that includes writing frames that students should fill in, after researching on the Internet or in books how different countries celebrate Christmas. ...
5 Views 8,176 ElemPre-IntInt
Reading Comprehension - Christmas in India

Reading Comprehension - Christmas in India

, , December
What happens in India at Christmas? What is Santa Claus known as in Hindi? What are visitors given at Christmas in India? What is displayed in the windows in Mumbai? Students are asked to read the ...
6 Views 14,155 Elem
Reading Comprehension - Christmas in Australia

Reading Comprehension - Christmas in Australia

, , December
What happens in Australia at Christmas? What is the weather like at Christmas in Australia? What does Santa Claus travel in? Students are asked to read the informational text and answer the study ...
8 Views 12,961 Elem
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Reading Comprehension - Christmas in Holland

Reading Comprehension - Christmas in Holland

, , December
Find out how children in Holland celebrate Christmas. Who delivers the presents to the children? What does Prettig Kerstfeest mean? Students are asked to read through the passage and then answer t ...
8 Views 7,215 Elem
Dot-to-dot - Santa Claus

Dot-to-dot - Santa Claus

, December
Dot-to-dot: Students must start at 1 and count in 1s to connect the dots and complete the picture. This will help their counting skills. They can colour the picture of Santa Claus when they are fi ...
5 Views 8,036 Elem
Dot-to-dot - Christmas Tree

Dot-to-dot - Christmas Tree

, December
Dot-to-dot: Students must start at 1 and count in 1s to connect the dots and complete the picture. This will help their counting skills. They can colour the picture of the Christmas tree when they ...
4 Views 7,023 Elem
Christmas Post Reading Activity

Christmas Post Reading Activity

, , December
Read the simplified version of Christmas story Jesus is born. Cut the sentences from the student`s worksheet, mix them and let students put them in the right order according to the story. Let ...
5 Views 6,899 Pre-IntInt
Cloze Activity - Rosa Parks

Cloze Activity - Rosa Parks

» December
This resource was created for primary/elementary kids. Students are asked to read the sentences and fill in the missing words from the word bank to complete the facts about Rosa Parks. There are 1 ...
7 Views 4,531 Elem
Word Search - Rosa Parks

Word Search - Rosa Parks

» December
This word search can be used as a fun activity with your class when teaching them about Rosa Parks. There are fifteen words hidden in the grid that are associated with Rosa Parks. See if your stud ...
3 Views 3,330 Elem
Rosa Parks - Research Activity

Rosa Parks - Research Activity

This research activity can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about Rosa Parks. Who was Rosa Parks? Why was Rosa Parks arrested? Students are asked to carry out some research and ...
3 Views 5,514 Elem
Story Writing - Hanukkah

Story Writing - Hanukkah

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary children. Students are asked to look at the picture and write a story to tell what's happening. A Jewish family are celebrating Hanukkah. How do f ...
2 Views 4,250 Elem
Movie Worksheet: Mickey Mouse on Ice

Movie Worksheet: Mickey Mouse on Ice

Maria
The worksheet was made for students of the age of 7-13. This winter task will help your students to practice winter vocabulary and revise the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, ...
8 Views 8,141 BegElemPre-Int
Winter Worksheet

Winter Worksheet

Edegil
This is a winter worksheet for elementary students. It contains vocabulary (winter weather, winter activities, winter clothes), writing and reading activities and some winter rhymes to learn. Ther ...
9 Views 9,804 BegElem
Movie Worksheet: How to Have a British Christmas, Anglophenia Ep.20

Movie Worksheet: How to Have a British Christmas, Anglophenia Ep.20

A Christmas time worksheet based on this movie. Students need to complete a table which compares a few traditions in the UK and in the US accordingly. The second exercise is a "true or false" exer ...
14 Views 13,242 Pre-IntIntAdv
Song Worksheet: Do They Know It's Christmas Time by Band Aid

Song Worksheet: Do They Know It's Christmas Time by Band Aid

The worksheet can be found useful in terms of Christmas as well as global issues. It is devoted to one of the most famous Christmas songs "Do they know it's Christmas time" recorded in 1984 by Ban ...
7 Views 6,714 IntAdv
Winter Time

Winter Time

, , December
This is a reading worksheet designed to build students' vocabulary, share some fun facts, and get them thinking about what they enjoy doing in winter. Students can read the passage together and di ...
5 Views 9,421 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Reading Comprehension - Christmas in the United Kingdom

Reading Comprehension - Christmas in the United Kingdom

, December
Find out about Christmas in the United Kingdom with this reading comprehension. In the UK (or Great Britain), families often celebrate Christmas together, so they can watch each other open their p ...
22 Views 20,702 Elem
Reading Comprehension - Christmas in France

Reading Comprehension - Christmas in France

, December
Find out about Christmas in France with this reading comprehension. In France, a Nativity crib is often used to help decorate the house. French cribs have clay figures in them, not wooden ones. Du ...
9 Views 6,036 Elem
Reading Comprehension - Christmas in Germany

Reading Comprehension - Christmas in Germany

, December
A big part of the Christmas celebrations in Germany is Advent. Several different types of Advent calendars are used in German homes. Find out some interesting facts about Christmas in Germany with ...
10 Views 6,417 Elem
Fact Sheet - Christmas Candles

Fact Sheet - Christmas Candles

, December
Find out about Christmas candles. Use this fact sheet as an extra resource when teaching students about Christmas. There are many different reasons why candles are associated with Christmas, altho ...
5 Views 5,805 Elem
Christmas Tasks for FCE Students

Christmas Tasks for FCE Students

These worksheets give FCE students extra practice while completing Christmas related tasks. The material includes: Speaking - parts 1, 2, 3 and 4; Reading - part 2; Use of English - part 2 and Wri ...
15 Views 10,080 Exam
Song Worksheet: All I want for Christmas (Vocabulary Focus)

Song Worksheet: All I want for Christmas (Vocabulary Focus)

A simple and fun way to teach or review Christmas vocabulary through a well-liked modern Christmas carol. The focus is exclusively on vocabulary, unlike others I´ve seen. Use the first page ...
6 Views 9,889 Elem
Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

, December
There are 24 slides in this Advent Calendar PPT, one for each day before Christmas. Click on the numbers on slide 1. It takes you to a slide with some pictures or with some tasks on it.& ...
27 Views 8,196 ElemPre-Int

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