“Father Christmas Needs a Wee!” is a seasonal picture book that will definitely appeal to younger pupils. It tells the story of how Father Christmas has been indulging in drinks and treats at all of the houses that he has visited. Unfortunately, then nature calls and he needs a wee! What is he to do? […]
From the pen of the well-known Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Victoria Sandoy, The Christmas Pine tells the beautiful story of the journey of a pine tree in its forest setting to a city square to act as its centrepiece Christmas Tree. The story, told in verse, is actually based on a true story, celebrating […]
“Monster Christmas”, written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Nikki Dyson, is a beautiful picture book which has just been published in a new paperback edition. The story, told in rhyming verse, surrounds a time when Father Christmas feels that he is getting too old to deliver Christmas presents around the world again. He feels […]
“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.
“Reindeer Down!” written by Natasha Mac a’Bháird and illustrated by Audrey Dowling is an enchanting Christmas tale with an Irish twist. Reindeer Down tells the story of Santa and his reindeer as they make their way to Ireland on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, events do not go to plan and Dancer is unable to continue her […]
Simple ABC song with a seasonal theme for infants to sing. The only drawback is that the letters used are all upper case.
Simple video for younger pupils teaching them some vocabulary associated with Christmas.
This short video tells the story of Rudolph the Reindeer and how he came to lead all the reindeer on Christmas Eve. It is a good literacy lesson for younger pupils as they can read the story as the video is playing.
There are five different literacy activities on the Christmas section of the Learning Chocolate website. The activities are based on vocabulary which is placed on the Christmas picture. You can click on each word to hear it said. There are then three match up activities, a fill-in activity and a dictation activity to be completed […]
The Snowman is a children’s book by English author Raymond Briggs, published in 1978. In 1982, this book was turned into a 26-minute animated movie by Dianne Jackson for the fledgling Channel 4. It was first shown on Channel 4 late on Christmas Eve in 1982 and was an immediate success.