At Christmas time, we decorate with candy canes, stars, trees, gingerbread men, and wreaths. But most of us don’t know what these symbols mean. This free Christmas symbols lapbook with printables will help you to find out.
The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg
The Legend of the Christmas Tree by Rick Osborne
The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski
Hansel and Gretel by Rika Lesser
Holly, Reindeer, and Colored Lights: The Story of the Christmas Symbols by Edna Barth
Bright Christmas: An Angel Remembers by Andrew Clements
Candy Cane activity sheet – Read The Real Story of the Candy Cane
Christmas Tree activity sheet – The Christmas Tree Farm Network has some interesting information about the history of the Christmas Tree. Read The Legend of the Christmas Tree.
Gingerbread activity sheet – Learn about the history of the gingerbread. Read The Gingerbread Boy and Hansel and Gretel.
Stars activity sheet – Read about the significance of the star in the books of Matthew and Luke in the Bible.
Wreath activity sheet – Christmas-day.org has information about the Christmas wreath.
Angels activity sheet – Read about the role of the angels in the first Christmas in the books of Matthew and Luke in the Bible. Read Bright Christmas: An Angel Remembers.
Nativity Scene activity sheet – In 1224, St. Francis of Assisi had the first living nativity created.
Ornaments activity sheet – Learn about the first Christmas ornaments.
Holly activity sheet – Learn about the history of the holly leaf.