Stuff to do with your kids before the Holidays

I am a teacher and I just published a blog post with ideas on what teachers can do with the students and then I thought, ” Hey waht about mums and dads?”. So, I have adapted my blog post and have written a post with ideas on what you can do with your kids. Here are some ideas 😀

  • Christmas/holidays around the world project: Get your kids to find information about how Christmas is celebrated around the world. It may be a good idea to do some research on how people in Australia celebrate cause it is summer over there :). You can also send your them to this website  and ask them to  out.
  •  Sock Snowman: Make a snowman out of a sock.

 

  • 3D paper tree: Again time for some video-viewing. Make some 3D paper trees and decorate your house with them.

  • Christmas gingerbread men streamers. Get a string of paper and get each student to draw a gingerbread man. Then cut out the men and make a hole on the top of the paper and hang it in your house.

 

Picture from http://www.enchantedlearning.com. Found here

              

  • Make gingerbread men: watch  the recipe with your children and then make  gingerbread men.

  • Make decorative banners using various Christmas Fonts with your kidss. You can find free Christmas fonts here.
  • Online Christmas trivia: Get your kids to answer questions about the holidays.This can be done online. You can find the quiz here.

 

  • Pin Rudolph’s red nose. How do you play? Find a picture of Rudolph online, blindfold your kids, turn them round in circles for a bit, and then ask them to pin Rudolph’s nose. This activity is loads of fun and young ones. 

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  • How about watching a movie related to the holidays? Here are some movie ideas:

The Polar Express

Home Alone

Frosty the Snowman

Miracle on 34th Street

The Muppet Christmas Carol

It is a wonderful life

  • Go to audible.com and use the free trial option to listen to Charles Dickens audiobook (it is 2hrs 54 mins long).
  • Play Christmas word snake. How is this played? Each person takes turns to write a word connected to holiday season on the board. The final letter of A’s word is the first letter of  B’s word.

                                     Christmas

                                                       Santa

                                                                 Angel

                                                                           Lantern   

  • Time to make a card for the Holidays! You can find templates here or improvise!!

 

  • Play Holiday season Bingo (make word or picture Bingo cards). You can find templates here.
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Picture from DLTK website (linked above)

So, that’s all for now. Happy planning your Christmas/ Holiday season exercises.  Feel free to add any ideas in the comments section below. Don’t forget to follow/ subscribe to my blog :). Check the sidebar on how you can connect with me. Give this post a ‘like’ , if you want me to make more posts like this one.Thanks for stopping by!!

Till next time…..

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