December Monthly Activities

Monthly Activities

Websites to Explore

  • Starfall - Starfall guides students from learning the alphabet to early reading and beyond. The four sections include videos, guided stories, and a selection of stories featuring comics, plays, folk tales, and more!
  • KidLit TV – Explore the world of children’s literature!

Books to Read

  • The 12 Days of Christmas by Greg Pizzoli
  • All Aboard the London Bus by Patricia Toht; illustrated by Sam Usher
  • A New Year's Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong; illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead
  • A World of Cookies for Santa : follow Santa's Tasty Trip Around the World by M.E. Furman ; illustrations by Susan Gal
  • Be a Friend by Salina Yoon
  • Birthday Cake: A Little Moral Story About Sharing by Dan Yaccarino
  • Bob, Not Bob! by Liz Garton Scanlon & Aubrey Vernick; pictures by Matthew Cordell
  • Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Scott Magoon
  • Come with Me by Holly M. McGhee; illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre
  • Don't Blink! by Tom Booth
  • The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming
  • Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel
  • The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires; illustrated by Holly Berry
  • Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett
  • Home for Chinese New Year : a story told in English and Chinese by Wei ; illustrated by Xu Can ; translated by Yijin Wert
  • Hooray for Books! by Brian Won
  • How to Share with a Bear by Eric Pinder; pictures by Stephanie Graegin
  • If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff; illustrated by Felicia Band
  • I Got a New Friend by Karl Newsom Edwards
  • I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black; illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
  • It's Shoe Time! by Bryan Collier
  • Ivan: the Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
  • The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirely Netizel; pictures by Nancy Winslow Parker
  • Kevin's Kwanzaa by Lisa Bullard; illustrated by Constanza Basaluzzo
  • Kids Cook!: 100+ Super-Easy, Delicious Recipes by Good Housekeeping
  • Kwanzaa by Rebecca Pettiford
  • Latke, The Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer; illustrations by Tiphanie Beeke
  • Look, I'm a Cook by DK Publishing
  • Making a Friend by Alison McGhee; with illustrations by Marc Rosenthal
  • Merry Christmas from the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • The Mitten: a Ukrainian folktale adapted & illustrated by Jan Brett
  • Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty
  • My Buddy, Slug by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • My New Friend is So Fun! by Mo Willems
  • No Two Alike by Keith Baker
  • Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
  • Pablo in the Snow by Teri Sloat; illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet
  • The Peace Book by Todd Parr
  • Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Terry Border
  • Peep and Ducky: It's Snowing! by David Martin; illustrated by David Walker
  • Pigs Make Me Sneeze by Mo Willems
  • Play with Me! by Michelle Lee
  • Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas by Pamela Ehrenberg; illustrations by Anjan Sarkar
  • Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival
  • Say Hello, Sophie! by Rosemary Wells
  • Snappsy the alligator and his best friend forever (probably) by Julie Falatko ; pictures by Tim Miller
  • Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
  • Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner; pictures by Mark Buehner
  • Squirrel's New Year's Resolution by Pat Miller; illustrated by Kathi Ember
  • Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
  • Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora
  • There's Nothing to Do! by Dev Petty; illustrated by Mike Boldt
  • Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto; illustrated by Ed Martinez
  • Try a Little Kindness by Henry Cole
  • We're All Wonders by R.J. Palacio
  • Wild About Books by Judy Sierra; pictures by Marc Brown
  • Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker
  • You will be my friend! by Peter Brown
  • Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka

Read & Rhyme

Jump into Books!

Page by Page, Page by Page
Come along and set the stage
Climb up Jack’s beanstalk
Hear Aesop’s animals Talk
Watch the hungry caterpillar walk
And become engaged!
Page by Page, Page by Page
Come along and set the stage
Thing One or Thing Two
Horton Hears a Who
Fish colors of red or blue
Page by page!


Original artwork by Helen Correll