Saturday, 30 November 2013

25 Days of Christmas Picture Books - Day 1 (& a Freebie!)

Picture books + holidays = so much fun! I have decided to kick off the holiday season with a list of 25 of my favourite Christmas Picture Books. I hope to blog each day with a new favourite book and with *hopefully* a few freebies along the way.

Graphics by Krista Wallden
Fonts by Kevin & Amanda, KG Fonts and Rowdy in Room 300

To kick it off, I decided to talk about a new favourite. I hate to admit, but I shied away from this book for far too long and I'm not sure why. Since I read it a few years ago, The Polar Express has definitely become a holiday favourite. It is such a sweet story, with a great message and the fantastic illustrations (I'm a sucker for great illustrations) don't hurt!

Via Amazon
For the freebie, I wanted to share these Polar Express train tickets I made. It's such a fun idea to turn reading (or watching) The Polar Express into a festive activity and tradition. Turn your classroom chairs into a train, provide students with these tickets to be punched, serve hot chocolate & enjoy! It's the perfect recipe to get into the holiday mood.



I've included two versions: one generic and one blank, so you can fill in your own information. Click the pictures to download the freebies.

In completely (well slightly) unrelated news, have you heard about the Cyber Monday & Tuesday sale at TpT? Who isn't ready to shop at this time of year?


**Graphic provided by Krista Wallden - love her graphics!**

Use the Promo Code "CYBER" to get up to 28% off! Click {HERE} to check out my units, including some of my holiday and winter packs that will be on sale.

Some old:





Some new:




Here's to a great holiday season!


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