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Christmas

Below, you will find a wide range of ideas and resources to help you when you are teaching children at Christmas time. If you have any relevant resources to share, please email them and I will add them to this page. Thank you!
Ideas
  • Favourite Christmas Activities PDF document - Share your ideas for Christmas lessons and activities to use throughout the festive season.
  • Advent Acrostic Microsoft Word Document - Use this poster as a starting point for getting children to write their own acrostic poems. Contributed by Justin Stretch.
  • Christmas Poems - Try this idea for poem-writing during the festive season.
  • Christmas Wordsearch Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet - Challenge your children to find the Christmas words hidden in the wordsearch. Contributed by Gemma Harrison.
  • Christmas WordsearchPDF document - A set of Christmas wordsearches differentiated for a range of abilities.
    Make a Christmas Wordsearch Microsoft Word Document - Instructions and ideas for getting children to make their own Christmas wordsearches. Contributed by Sue Powell.
  • The Giving Calendar - Make a fantastic advent calendar, where children give rather than receiving!
  • Write to Santa! - Send a letter to Santa at Christmas, and receive a reply too!
  • Santa Welcome Mat PDF document - A festive mat to colour and complete. Contributed by The Literacy Club.
  • Christmas Gifts - What would nursery rhyme characters give up for Christmas, to make others happy? Find out in this thoughtful assembly.
  • WaterAid Christmas Poster PDF document - A poster to encourage raising money for WaterAid at Christmas. Contributed by WaterAid.
  • WaterAid Christmas Plans PDF document - Lesson plans and resources for WaterAid's Christmas appeal. Contributed by WaterAid.
  • Holly Wreath Template Microsoft Word Document - A template to help pupils make a holly wreath (to accompany the instructions below). Contributed by Rachel Simpson.
  • Holly Wreath Instructions PDF document - A Smart Notebook document giving instructions for making Christmas decorations. Contributed by Rachel Simpson.
  • Christmas Activities PDF document - A set of 6 Christmas worksheets, for younger children to enjoy. Contributed by Tina Roworth.
  • Christmas Loop Cards Microsoft Word Document - A set of loop cards, based around a Christmas theme. Contributed by Sue Baxter.
  • Class Christmas Tree - Make a Christmas tree with your class using this simple technique.
  • Following Instructions PDF Document - A simple and quick activity for Christmas which motivates the children but also helps them to learn how to follow instructions carefully. Use the template and ask the children to follow your instructions as to what presents to draw and what colours to use etc. Contributed by Abby Manton.
  • Christingle Presentation Powerpoint Presentation - A thoughtful Powerpoint presentation encouraging children to think of others at this time of year. Contributed by Lisa Daniels.
  • Nativity Wordsearch Microsoft Word Document - A wordsearch with a range of words related to the nativity. Contributed by Hassan Chowdhury.
  • Journey Through Time PDF Document - A useful PDF about Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem. Originally created for use by Year 4 children. Contributed by Janice Jenkins.
  • Victorian Christmas Comprehension Microsoft Word Document - A set of questions to review children's understanding of the information here. Contributed by Russ Hyde.
  • Night Before Christmas Assembly PDF Document - An assembly based on a cast of 30 and about 10 minutes long. An adaptation of famous Clement C. Moore poem and suitable for all ages in Key Stage 2. Contributed by Sue Russell.

The Christmas Pack - Download these Resources!

Santa's Gift
'Santa's Gift' Activity
PDF File
Design a Sleigh Activity
'Design a Sleigh' Activity
PDF File
Presents Activity
Presents Activity
PDF File
Draw a Nativity Scene Activity
'Draw a Nativity Scene' Activity
PDF File
Choir Writing Activity
Choir Writing Activity
PDF File
Use this template to write a report about a carol concert or create lyrics for a new song.
Santa's Gift
Snowman Adventure Activity
PDF File
Use this template to write a story
about an adventurous snowman!
Christmas Writing Activity - Wide
Christmas Writing Activity - Wide
PDF File
An A4 writing page with wide lines.
Christmas Writing Activity - Narrow
Christmas Writing Activity - Narrow
PDF File
An A4 writing page with narrow lines.
Christmas Picture Puzzles
Christmas Picture Puzzles

Challenge children to create these Christmas pictures by solving Maths problems!
Christmas Card Templates
Christmas Card Templates

A set of printable Christmas cards for children to colour and decorate.
Dancing Christmas Characters
Dancing Christmas Characters

Four different dancing characters who need to be decorated, cut out and joined together!
Dancing Christmas Characters
Christmas Inspiration Posters

Fifteen printable posters that can be used for a wide range of Christmas activities!
Santa
Finish the Picture - Santa
PDF File
Snowman
Finish the Picture - Snowman
PDF File
Rudolph
Finish the Picture - Rudolph
PDF File
Christmas Tree
Finish the Picture - Christmas Tree
PDF File


Ideas
Christmas Banner 1
Christmas Banner 1
PDF File
Christmas Banner 2
Christmas Banner 2
PDF File
Merry Christmas Banner
Merry Christmas Banner
PDF File
Baby Jesus
Baby Jesus Display Picture
PDF File
Santa
Santa Display Picture
PDF File
Rudolph
Rudolph Display Picture
PDF File
Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree Display Picture
PDF File
Christmas Presents
Christmas Presents Display Pictures
PDF File
Christmas Vocabulary
Christmas Vocabulary
PDF File
Christmas Word Mat
Christmas Word Mat
PDF File
Days Until Christmas 1
Days Until Christmas 1
PDF File
Days Until Christmas 2
Days Until Christmas 2
PDF File
Countdown to Christmas
Countdown to Christmas
PDF File
Santa Visit Our Class
Santa, Visit Our Class! Poster
PDF File
Christmas Trees Alphabet Letters
Christmas Trees Alphabet Letters
PDF File
Holly Alphabet Letters
Holly Alphabet Letters
PDF File
Santa Hats Alphabet Letters
Santa Hats Alphabet Letters
PDF File
Snowflake Alphabet Letters
Snowflake Alphabet Letters
PDF File
Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!
Maybe Christmas... perhaps...
means a little bit more!
PDF File
Quote from 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' - perfect for a classroom display or as the starting point for a class discussion.
 
  • Merry Christmas Banner PDF Document - A long banner with the text 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year'. Contributed by Jinky Dabon.

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