December read aloud books for your kindergarten and first-grade classroom! These fun December books are great for Winter!
December Read Aloud Favorites
December is here! Wow, this year is going quick! Check out a few of my December read aloud favorites to share with students throughout the month of December.
One Snowy Night by M. Christina Butler
Follow the adventures of Little Hedgehog after he wakes up from his hibernation. The joy of gift giving and caring for others is represented throughout this cute story. Your class could retell the story by sequencing each animal’s gift-giving experience.
The Thing About Yetis by Vin Vogel
This story will have students laughing at the pictures and text as it tells about what Yetis like to do in the Winter and Summer. Find activities for this book by clicking: Listening Center: Listen UP! RETIRED 2016-2017 K and 1st
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
This wintry story depicts a dad and daughter exploring the winter snow. They travel through, discovering animals above and below the snow.
William’s Winter Nap by Linda Ashman
I love this book! A SWEET boy welcomes animals in from the cold winter to snuggle in bed. You could use this book to teach about empathy. So cute! Find the newest listen up activities to go along with this book by clicking: Listening Center: Listen UP! 2018-2019 K and 1st GROWING SET
Snow is Falling by Franklyn Branley
What exactly does snow do? This book is a wonderful resource to learn about snow and also has fun science experiments, too.
Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
Such an amazing story of a little girl who changes the world by showing kindness. What a great time of year to remind ourselves of showing kindness and paying it forward!
Click to see activities to use with this December read aloud: Reading Comprehension: Engaging Readers December SET TWO and Science, Math, & More December SET TWO
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
A hibernating bear wakes up to find visitors in his den. For sure, a winter favorite! Find some great resources to go along with this book by clicking: Reading Comprehension: Engaging Readers: December and STEM
Here is a great video of the story, with music!
Here are some other winter blog posts:
- Are you Ready for December Lesson Ideas
- Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans (Great for Bear Snores On & One Snowy Night)
- Snow Lesson Plans for Kindergarten
- Snow by Cynthia Rylant Lesson Plans
Are you ready for December?
You can download my free December curriculum reference guide by clicking on the image below.