November 29th, 2021

Missio Religious Advent Resources

Missio Ireland is an organisation which helps to raise awareness of missionary work overseas. It has produced a free 12-page booklet of religious resources suitable to be used in the classroom at this time of the year. Included in this booklet are:

November 23rd, 2021

Christmas Shopping

Because of the emphasis on shopping at this time of the year, it gives the teacher the perfect opportunity to focus on money in maths work. Sometimes, I “invest” in a class set of Argos Christmas Gift Guide catalogues to focus on money and budgets. Just get any gift catalogues and try some of these activities with your pupils:

November 21st, 2021

Santa’s STEM Workshop

Santa’s STEM Workshop is a set of STEM resources from IET Education in the UK. The website has lots of seasonal STEM activities to enhance work in the classroom at this time of the year. There are lots of art and craft activities as well as activities to integrate with other areas of the curriculum.

November 4th, 2021

Unexpected Guest – the John Lewis Christmas Advert 2021

The Christmas Advert for British department store John Lewis is highly anticipated every year as it is usually imaginative and can be used for activities in the classroom during the seasonal period.

November 3rd, 2021

3D Christmas Tree

This tutorial video shows how to create a simple, yet effective 3D Christmas Tree using only paper/card, glue and some sparkly bits. This could be easily be done by pupils of all different ages.

October 26th, 2021

Scoilnet Christmas Themepage


Links to lots of Christmas-themed activities on the web from the Scoilnet website including Reading Activities, Colouring Pages, Christmas Crafts, Quizzes and Games.

October 26th, 2021

30 Ideas for Christmas in the Classroom

The Proud to be Primary website has gathered together 30 different ideas from the internet for marking the Christmas season in the classroom. It includes activities, arts & crafts, DIY decorations, books, freebies, and more. Each of the ideas is linked back to the original post.

October 26th, 2021

Advent and Christmas Songs

I saw this website recommended online for some new Advent and Christmas songs. There are four new seasonal songs on this page. They come with words, sheet music, guitar chords or a Powerpoint with the songs words. Videos also accompany each of the songs. All of the material is available to download for free.

November 20th, 2020

Christmas Ten Frames Posters 01

This new seasonal Ten Frames resource is aimed at junior pupils working on the consolidation of the numbers 0-10. The pack can be used as display posters or cut up and used as a matching game.

December 11th, 2019

2019 “Nollaig Ar Scoil” Twitter Project

“Nollaig Ar Scoil”, the Christmas Twitter Project, returns again for a fourth year, inviting schools to Tweet about what they are doing in their classrooms on the theme of Christmas.