Christmas Lesson and Activity Ideas
Some Ideas for Christmas Week
A variation on the old exploading numbers theme.
Make a large flat Christmas Tree out of green sugar paper. Cut out a
star to go on top of it. Write a number, say 25, on the star and
place it on the top of the Christmas tree. The children must use
coloured paper to make decorations to go on the tree but each
decoration must have a way to make your Star number written on it.
You could give the children little worksheet Christmas trees to draw
number decorations on.
Why spend lots of time making Christmas
activities? Get your children to make Christmas puzzles for each
other. Photocopy and swop! The easiest puzzle to do would be a
Spot the Difference
Get your children to make their own Spot
the Difference puzzles. Photocopy their pictures and use correcting
fluid to remove details to make differences. Or you could photocopy
their pictures and then get them to add more details in to create
differences. If you've got access to a scanner then use a image
program to remove parts of their pictures.
The Twelve Days Of Christmas
You can do lots of work based on this popular
carol. The children could pretend that they were the person recieving
the gift and they could write letters back to the sender. The
children could make up their own updated versions of the twelve days
of Christmas. Then there are loads of maths puzzles that you can set on
the song e.g. How many gifts altogether? How many animals? How many
birds? How many legs?