Fun festive activities to make and do in the classroom

23 Nov 2020

6 Festive Challenges

Try these Christmas themed challenges that will help to develop children’s problem solving skills, creativity, and critical thinking. 1. Hanging Christmas Mobile Everyone loves decorating their homes at Christmas. Set your class the challenge to design and create the latest, extra special Christmas hanging mobile. One that would be worthy […]

11 Nov 2019

How to Make Christmas Tree Gift ...

These Christmas Tree Boxes are great for a “make and take” class activity. KS2 children will love giving them as gifts with special treats inside such as sweets or chocolate.

20 Oct 2016

How To Use Pegs

How to use PEGS! We have made a few little Christmas characters out of wooden pegs and a few other basic materials. Let’s start with the Christmas Angel. To make this, you will need: Dolly Pegs Fabric Cut-Offs Assorted Ribon Glue Let’s start with choosing a material to make the angel’s […]

20 Oct 2016

How To Use Cotton Reels

How to use Cotton Reels Christmas Crafts Here we have made a couple of recognisable Christmas characters using our plastic cotton reels and a few other materials. If you would like to make these, scroll down to find out what you need: Cotton Reel Angel – A cotton reel – […]

10 Oct 2016

Lollipop Stick Christmas Crafts

Get crafty this Christmas using lollipop sticks to make these miniature creations. They’re really easy and the children will love them. Stars There are a couple of ways you can use the sticks to create these stars, what shape takes your fancy? What we used: – Lollipop sticks – Paint […]

21 Dec 2015

Christmas Marking Activity Tray

This festive mark making activity is a fun sensory exercise which also helps to boost literacy skills. This is a versatile activity which is quick and easy to set up and offers loads of opportunity to discover new and exciting play activities. You will need Activity tray Snow Glitter Optional extras Cars […]

23 Nov 2015

Create a Christmas Tree Advent D...

This fun advent display gives the whole class a chance to get involved in making their classroom look festive as well as opening the stars to reveal pictures in the lead up to Christmas. You will need To create the display 1. Cover your display area with display paper. We’ve […]

13 Nov 2015

6 Christmas Hand-Print Picture I...

This selection of ideas for festive hand and finger print pictures offers plenty of inspiration for some fun, original artwork during the festive period. Hand-print Robin For this Robin design, use brown ready mix paint to create a single hand-print. Once, dry, cut out the print, and stick it sideways onto […]

04 Nov 2015

Christmas Sensory Play

Sensory play is not only a fun activity for preschool children but is also a great learning opportunity. This festive tray will help children to learn about Christmas, develop language and develop their fine motor skills. A variety of items with different colours, textures and smells can be placed in […]