Tuesday 13 December 2011

Christmas Crackers

The Guardian hit the nail on the head with their article today.... Lesson plans are completely written off in the run up to Christmas. Despite best intentions, the children's excitement levels and anticipation for the big day, leave even the most organised of teachers spinning in a pile of sparkly things and sticky tape. And why not? I have fond memories of the run up to Christmas, making decorations, baking, learning carols. It all created a magical build up only ever tamed by 'growing up'.

Luckily The Guardian has some expert advice on how to 'teach' Christmas properly. Click here to read the full article and access the Christmas lesson plan ideas!

Get decorative with you class and download instructions for making these lovely little walnut babies. Click here. These little darlings would make wonderful, personalised tree decorations a family could cherish.

If your looking for Christmas resources look no further. I've found Activity Village, and there are oodles of printables (worksheets and activities) available on their website!

I particularly like these festive gift-tag colourables! Click here to head over to their website for more inspiration for your class this Christmas.

Hand and foot reindeer
For younger children, Enchanted Learning have some lovely decoration and craft ideas for your lessons. Click here to head over to their website and take a look at their ideas this year. The activities are easy for parents to do at home, during the holidays. Here are two of my favourites
Brown paper Christmas Stocking
  from their festive collection.

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