Christmas SMS

Another holiday-themed SMS activity. This time? Christmas-themed.

Here is a fun Christmas activity for your ESL class : The SMS Game. A perfect way to practice writing in a classroom or online and use Christmas vocabulary. If you like this activity make sure to check our SMS Game collection on other theme and if you’re obsessed with Christmas, have a look at all our activities on our Christmas page.

Merry Christmas!

Stocking stuffers… Why do they exist? Why are they always gift cards with too little money on them to buy anything at the store they are meant for? Why are we putting socks near a fireplace? Isn’t this a fire hazard? I need answers. This time we’re stuffing a Christmas-themed SMS activity in your stocking.


How to play

  1. Screen share the PDF for your class. Easy start…
  2. Students take turns choosing an SMS and responding to it in the chat. The first student to correctly guess which message they are responding to gets a point.
  3. You could also play it by choosing a message for the whole class to respond to. They type their responses in the chat and you hold a vote for the funniest / best / most Christmas-y etc. response.
  4. You take a bow for using such a cool and fun activity during your lesson.


  1. aniadyl

    There is no pdf file here 😉

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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.

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