Book Advent: Day 20 {Christmas Action Cards}

This is it, my friends--Christmas is this week.
Can you believe it?!  I am half ecstatic and half overwhelmed. I have so enjoyed our book advent, and the extra bit of Christmas magic it adds into our days!  I don't know about you, but I really enjoy a little something special mixed into the drab routines of day to day!  I think Little Man does, too!
Today we read Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, a charming story of a tree used in lots of different ways!  I haven't played on the computer much lately, but I've been wanting to do some kind of "action" activity with Little Man to review and celebrate all of the symbols of Christmas.  You mothers of little boys know how it is... boys just want to MOVE, and they often learn best through movement.  So I think these action cards will be a perfect way for him to see the pictures and act them out.
We will probably take turns drawing cards and then acting out the requested actions.  Here is what I came up with:
To create these fun action cards, I used fonts and clip art from DJ Inkers.
Clip art designs &/or fonts copyright Dianne J Hook. Used with permission from DJ Inkers. 

You can download your own set of action cards here.

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  1. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says

    These are too cute! I'm going to have to print them and play with my little guy. This is right up his alley!

    • The Christmas Activity cards will not print. I cannot download them. Can I please get a file from someone who has them to share? Thank you!

    • I love Christmas action cards – and yours are adorable! Thanks for sharing them! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page at

  2. Thank you for these! Your printables are always awesome, and I appreciate the hard work you put into them!

  3. Deb Chitwood says

    I love Christmas action cards – and yours are adorable! Thanks for sharing them! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page at

  4. These are fun, thank you!

  5. she wears flowers says

    Alison!! These are adorable!!

  6. THese are sooooo cute. THank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to use them with my kinders!!

  7. Alison, I have just about EVERY DJ Inkers clip art ever made!! In fact, my daughters Kindergaarten teacher, Mrs. Francis, gave me all of her 3×5 discs that they used to make!! Anyway, I have printed out the cards and plan to use them with my Kindergarten kiddos and our new Special Needs kiddos. I would love to make some regular ones using All Sorts Of Sports. How did you get the borders around each clip art image? Could you give me a quick tutorial? It is EXACTLY what I have been looking for!! Thank you very much!! Happy Thanksgiving!! I’m thankful for your blog!! 🙂

  8. Hi Alison – these are gorgeous! what great little game! Thankyou, Im just printing them out. And also love the way you wrapped your books for advent x.

  9. This printable is featured in my 2011 Activity Advent Countdown. Thanks for sharing so many awesome things with other moms like me. =)

  10. This is such a clever idea! Thank you for thinking of this and sharing!!! I Found this through Pinterest. I can’t wait to get the wiggles out this winter with my little boys!

  11. I included a link to this post on my blog for primary choristers. I think it would be so fun to incorporate these cards into Christmas singing time activities! I hope you don’t mind!

  12. Hi Alison,
    I absolutely LOVE these cards. Thanks so muchfor the time and effort you put into making them and sharing them with us. It is greatly appreciated.

    (All the way in Australia)

  13. I just love these! I can’t wait to do this with my toddler twins and 5 year old. Thank you! 🙂

  14. I just used your action cards as a fun exercise group with my nursing home residents before lunch and they thought it was a lot of fun. We cracked up trying to adapt some of the actions to our group, who is all in wheelchairs. I’m sure we’ll be doing this again before Christmas. Thanks so much!

    p.s. I found this via Pinterest!

  15. I just printed these for my daycare, thanks for sharing they are so cute.

  16. Miss Pippi says

    Wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  17. Thank you for these action cards, I found them on pinterest and have printed some off for our under 11’s church party tonight. I don’t know who’ll enjoy it more, the kids or the helpers!

    I’ve blogged about it and it’s due to be scheduled tomorrow giving full credit to you, thank you ever so much for posting them.

    Your newest follower,
    Samantha x

  18. Thank you thank you thank you for these cards. I found them earlier this month and they were a big hit for my Wednesday children’s church group. We were able to have some fun with the kids, let them burn off some energy and still keep in the Christmas spirit. I’m trying to find other holidays to have on hand for the kids. Thanks again!

  19. I can’t wait to get these cut out and laminated for some December holiday fun in my classroom! Thanks so much!

    PS I found this on Pinterest!

  20. Love these!! You made the bug ones too, right? We use those all the time!!
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  21. Thank you so much for these! They are so cute! I’m going to use them Friday at school in the Kindergarten room 🙂

  22. Love these cards! I’d like to use them in small groups for my daughter’s kindergarten class Winter Celebration. Any ideas on how to use them as part of a game?

  23. How can I print these if I’m not a member of Scribd?

  24. Claudia Wenzel says

    I would love to use these but, they will not download. Would you please send me a link to them?
    Thank you very much.

  25. Ashley hlebak says

    Hi Alison …

    I can’t seem to access your action cards. Are you able to send me the link. I want to use them in my classroom and at home with my kids!!

    Thank you!!!!

  26. Any way to get the Christmas action cards again?

  27. Any way you can send me the Christmas action cards? Thanks so much!

  28. I would love a copy of these for my kinders. The site says it has been removed. Would love it if you would be able to send me one. Thank you in advance.

  29. I would love the Christmas action cards for the children I work with at our church. They won’t print. Can you email them to me? Or how do I get them? Thank you!!!

  30. Thanks for the great idea!

  31. These are so cute unfortunately I can’t seem to download them. I love DJ doodlers and have most of their CD’s it s just nice that you are willing to share your work so other’s don’t have to start from scratch to develop this cute activity. Can you possibly email me the file or directions so I can download them for my daughter who teaches young children. I wish that I would have had them when I was teaching.

  32. Any chance of an email of these? I never have any fortune with these downloads. I want to use them with my Story Hour.


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