Did you know some of the following facts about the Christmas period and Christmas traditions and customs: A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard. It is believed that the tradition of using the Crib to tell the story of the Nativity was started by St […]
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:
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Links to lots of Christmas-themed activities on the web from the Scoilnet website including Reading Activities, Colouring Pages, Christmas Crafts, Quizzes and Games.
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.
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.
“How Will Santa Find Us?” by Shane O’Brien and Stephen Rodgers is a new picture book with a modern and unique Christmas theme. It is based around the story of a little girl and her younger brother who, together with their parents, find themselves homeless at Christmastime.