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Christmas is an exciting time for children, and there are many Christmas books for preschoolers available to add to their enjoyment of the Christmas holiday season.
The holidays are already an exciting and busy time for children. With the many outings and celebrations occurring during the holiday season, it is also helpful to have some quieter holiday activities available to entertain children.
Reading Christmas picture books with your preschooler is one great option for a quiet family activity. Reading stories with your young children will also be a Christmas tradition they will always look back on fondly.
There are many great Christmas books for preschoolers available. We have collected some of our favorites that we think your family will love just as much as ours does.
Christmas Picture Books for Preschoolers
With the familiar bright, simple drawings, short simple sentences, and a fun story about Maisy celebrating Christmas with her friends, this book is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Complete your Maisy Christmas books collection:: Maisy’s Christmas Party, Maisy’s Christmas Presents, Maisy’s Christmas Letters, Maisy’s Snowy Christmas Eve, Maisy’s Christmas Tree, Merry Christmas Maisy, Maisy Makes Gingerbread
Construction Site on Christmas Night by Sherri Duskey Rinker
If you love Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, you will also love this beautiful holiday picture book with our old friends, Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane, Dump Truck and Cement Mixer building a new home for fire engines.
As they finish their big, important job, find out what special Christmas surprises are awaiting each vehicle.
This cute book is sure to become a holiday favorite for your little ones.
Instead of asking for something in his Christmas letter, Sam offers to get Father Christmas a present instead. Touched by Sam’s generosity, Father Christmas looks forward to visiting Sam’s house.
Sam has saved his money but is upset when he can’t decide what Santa might like. Father Christmas rewards Sam’s thoughtfulness and rewards him by allowing Sam to join him on his sleigh, delivering Christmas gifts.
With pop-up pictures on every second page and a 3-D view into Santa’s workshop at the end of the story, this book is too fragile for young children to read alone but has a lovely message about thinking about others at Christmas that they will enjoy.
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas by Alice Schertle
Join the Little Blue Truck as he spreads holiday cheer by delivering Christmas trees to all of his animal friends. Young children can help count each green Christmas tree from one to five and back again.
With the gentle rhythm that toddlers and young children have come to know and love, Blue’s new adventure is full of holiday cheer. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas is sure to be a holiday favorite for little kids everywhere.
Christmas Activity Books
Some publishers release Christmas activity books to accompany their most popular Christmas stories. Parents can read picture books; then, children can complete a variety of puzzles, coloring-in and drawing pages, and sticker activities. Some books also include simple Christmas recipes.
Sticker and activity books are great stocking fillers given with a small set of pencils or colored markers. Packing one or two when going on a family drive to visit relatives for the holidays can also help to entertain children bored with travel or visiting homes that are not necessarily child friendly.
Celebrating the Magic of the Christmas Season
While there are many significant and special messages conveyed at the Christmas season, it is also simply a magical time for children. Sharing fun Christmas stories and activity books offer children another way to enjoy this special time of year.