Did you know that traditionally, Christmas stockings were filled with small gifts like fruits, nuts, candy and toys? They were hung above the fireplace. awaiting a visit from father Christmas. They now come in different sizes, colours, styles to help spruce up the Christmas spirit (and decoration) around the house.

This printable holiday activity encourages the spirit of giving and thinking of others, especially your loved ones. Let's help your kids design their own Christmas stockings!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils

In this activity, your child will learn about the tradition of hanging stockings on the mantel during Christmas. He/She will also be able to design their own Christmas stockings

It will help your child or student:

  • Develop a greater sense of giving in your child. It will help them develop a healthy sense of compassion for others and a strong charitable disposition.

Let's start designing!

Classroom Resources

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about the origins of the tradition of hanging Christmas stockings on the mantel. Here's a video explaining one story about the origins of the Christmas stocking tradition:
  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of printable design challenges with (1) 1 sheet consisting of a more complete Christmas stocking template and (2) 1 sheet with a more open ended design template.

Once the designs have been created by your child, try engaging the wonderful craftspeople on Etsy to see if they can make a custom physical stocking based on your child's design.

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