How to make the most of Christmas in the classroom
As Christmas approaches and the festive buzz begins, it may be time to start looking at ways that you can celebrate Christmas in the classroom.
There are plenty of fun ways to merge the festive season with your regular teaching structure and we’ve selected a few of our favourites here:
- Make Christmas decorations
Making Christmas decorations is a great way to let your students have some fun and be a bit creative. Christmas decorations can be made out of a wide variety of things from paper to plants. Here are a few ideas:
- Snowy pine cones
- Paper snowflakes
- Tissue paper Christmas wreath
- Felt Christmas trees
- Make Christmas cards
Making Christmas cards is a fun activity in the run up to Christmas whilst also helping children to practice their basic spelling and writing.
The cards can be decorated with sequins, felt and other Christmas themed craft supplies to give students a chance to add their own touch to their cards. These can then be written in and given to a family member or friend as an adorable personalised card.
- Add a Christmas twist to regular lessons
Whilst straying from regular lessons is fun and gives some scope for imagination, it is still important to follow the curriculum for a majority of lessons. However, there are still ways to do this whilst keeping things festive.
There are plenty of online resources for all key stages that incorporate a Christmas theme in to regular English and Maths lessons. These resources will keep your students engaged over the festive period whilst giving them the information that is crucial for their learning and development.
Take a look at Teachit Primary for a whole range of Christmas themed teaching resources.