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Christmas Crafts for the Class

Type: Primary  |  Date: 6th December 2016

Although some can go a tad overboard with the lights outside their houses, Christmas is a joyous time for many of us. So, why not make the last few lessons of term memorable for pupils? Here are a few ideas to help make those final lessons super enjoyable for everyone.

1) Get your bake off on: Who doesn't love the Christmasy scent of cinnamon and gingerbread wafting through the air? With so many baking options, we thought we'd try and keep things simple with our favourite mince pie and gingerbread men recipes. Both of these tasty bites can be whipped up with great ease, which means the whole class can get involved.

2) Christmas Card Creation: Get the glitter, the pom poms and the PVA glue out. Christmas cards are an excellent way to get pupils excited about Christmas. Get together a selection of card, pipe cleaners, glitter, markers and more, so students can really express their individuality when creating their Christmas card. 

3) Wintery Wonderland: Sometimes those four walls of the classroom can be a real bore. We thought it would be a good idea to get the pupils out of their classroom funk by organising a school trip. Now you may not be able to take them to Winter Wonderland in London, and I can't begin to imagine what the risk assessment would be like for that, but maybe you can arrange a visit to your local ice rink, so they can experience a small taste of their own Wintery fun.

4) Deck the Halls: When we say halls, we mean classrooms and not only with boughs of holly but with DIY decorations. There are so many different decorations that can be made in class. From baubles and snowflakes to paper chains and advent calendars, the list is almost endless. You can even give students a choice of which decoration they want to make, if you're willing to get all the crafty bits together. 

5) Keep it Secret: One of my personal favourites, a good old Secret Santa. Everyone loves receiving presents but the real joy comes from giving. Simply put the names of all your students in a hat and let them each select a name. You can either give them a £2 budget or you can put aside a lesson where they make their Secret Santa a present, both are fabulous ideas.

If none of these tickle your fancy, why not check out our yearbook lesson plans which will help you get cracking on your yearbooks!

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