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.

***ETA: An editable version of the Polar Express tickets can be found HERE

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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