Festive Teaching – How to bring Christmas into the Classroom

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When Christmas is looming, it can be difficult to make sure your pupils concentrate on their lessons, and you might find your days become more about behaviour management rather than actual teaching. Luckily, for the creative teacher, Christmas lends itself to lots of fun and educational activities. We’ve compiled some fun lessons and activities for you here to get you started.

Coordinate Festive Drawings

This fun and free resource from our friends at Tes uses coordinate plotting to create Christmas images that pupils can then colour in once they have finished. Don’t tell the pupils what the finished image is, and the first person to figure it out can win a prize!

Spiral Paper Tree Ornament

Have some creative fun with your pupils and give them something to take home and hang on their tree! This fun resource from the guys at Twinkl helps KS1 and KS2 pupils practice tracing and cutting along a line; honing their fine motor skills while having a festive time.

Christmas Word Search

There are a number of online tools that let you create your own word searches. Use some simple clip-art skills and you’ve got yourself a cheap and reusable starter activity for years to come!

Christmas Lights and Electric Currents

Why do the lights of a Christmas tree not work if one of the bulbs is blown? Get some cheap Christmas lights and you can run an experiment for your pupils, showing the difference between parallel and series circuits. You can find a fun Christmas Light experiment here.

 

For more fun Christmas activities, check out our Christmas in the Classroom Pinterest board!

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