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Focus on early math and literacy skills when you add these printable nutcracker activities to your holiday preschool lessons.
Have you introduced your preschoolers to the Nutcracker yet?
My daughter is a ballerina. That means this time of year is Nutcracker season in our house. She’s been dancing in the Nutcracker for the past seven years, and we’re gearing up for this year’s performance season.
In honor of this year’s Nutcracker season, I created these free preschool printables! They’re perfect for your Letter N or Christmas-themed lesson plans!
Printable Nutcracker Activities
Join Marie, Fritz, and the intriguing Nutcracker himself on a magical Christmas Eve adventure. Behold the frightful Mouse King, the elegant Sugar Plum fairies, and the entire Land of Sweets in this dazzling, gorgeously illustrated holiday classic. With spare text based on the story in the ballet, this book offers a front-row seat to the enthralling tale that is a perennial favorite of adults and children alike.
Once you’ve read the story a time or two (or more), extend the learning with this fun pack of math and literacy worksheets. These preschool worksheets are print-and-go! They’re perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers like you.
These fun Nutcracker activities are perfect for your holiday homeschool lessons! Inside this free learning pack, you’ll find math activities, handwriting practice, letter hunts, and more perfect for your tots and preschoolers!
Little ones can practice their scissor skills as they cut apart these 4-part puzzles. They’ll strengthen their logical reasoning as they reassemble them.
Kids will work on letter recognition with alphabet activities such as the Letter N maze, Letters B, T, and N letter hunt pages, and Letters B and N handwriting pages.
Focus on following directions as students read and color the “following directions” page.
Work on number recognition and number order with a Nutcracker counting puzzle.
Counting practice takes the forefront on the Nutcracker counting page. Kids will count objects and write the number. There is also a counting practice page on which kids count objects on a grid and circle the correct number.
The roll and graph page also helps kids work on counting and one-to-one correspondence.
Use dot markers to work on fine motor skills on the dot marker pages. There are two included in this pack.
There are many more pages included in this pack. Download your pack to discover them all.
You can make any or all of these pages reusable by laminating them or putting them in a dry erase pocket. Kids can then complete the pages with dry erase markers.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT THE NUTCRACKER
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Nutcracker stories. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Introduce your class or children to a holiday delight. This Nutcracker ballet felt set is a great set that can retell the story of the Nutcracker and Clara.
Your preschoolers will love snuggling up with their Nutcracker Squishmallow pillow this holiday season.
Little ones will enjoy painting their own clothespin Nutcracker crafts!
Artistic preschoolers may enjoy learning how to draw a Nutcracker with this tutorial.
I love all the different versions of these paper towel roll Nutcrackers.
Preschoolers can use these popsicle stick Nutcracker puppets to retell the story all season long.
Here’s a simple paper plate Nutcracker for tots and preschoolers.
These jingle bell ribbon sticks are perfect for dancing like the Sugar Plum Fairy!
LEGO fans will want to download this step-by-step instruction page so they can create their own LEGO Nutcracker.
Here’s a fun printable Nutcracker cut and paste craft for your kiddos.
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