Phonics Christmas Activity

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Phonics Christmas activity is a super fun and easy to literacy activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Create a phonics Christmas stocking to practice letter recognition and letter sounds!

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How to Phonics Christmas Activity

Grab you paper bags, sharpie and paint sticks. Draw the outline of a Christmas stocking on one side of the paper bag. Colour it in with the paint sticks. Then write the letter you want your toddler or preschooler to work on on the front the stocking. Finally, fill it with toys and small items that begin with the letter on the outside of the bag.

How to Play Phonics Christmas Activity

First, we talked about the letters on the stockings and what sound they made. I tried to have them think of words that start with those letters. For toddlers, keep this part short and simple. For preschoolers, have them try to think of more words. Next, I asked them to open the stockings to discover what was inside. As they pulled items out I identified the beginning sound and the object. For preschoolers, have them identify the beginning sound.

My toddlers weren’t in to repeating after me but I still said the words and starting phoneme several times emphasizing the beginning phoneme.

Once they pulled everything out and identified the beginning phoneme of all the toys, I put everything in a pile had them return the items into the correct bags.

Tons of Learning Fun

This was a lot of fun for both my toddlers. They love paper bag activities and we did this several times in one sitting. It was a great way to practice letter sounds and letter recognition is fun hands on way.


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  • Paper Bags
  • Paint Sticks
  • Sharpie
  • Various toys


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