It’s nearly Christmas! In truth, if the presence of Christmas decorations in shops or Christmas adverts on TV is anything to go by, then it’s been nearly Christmas for a while! But Advent, which begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, sees the start of a more ‘official’ countdown.
In the UK, as well as in northern European countries like Germany, Norway, Sweden or Denmark, many children (and adults!) count down to Christmas with an advent calendar. This calendar has 24 windows, one to be opened each day from 1st December until Christmas Eve.
What’s behind each window? It might be a festive picture or a character from a Christmas story or, if your parents have decided to spoil you, a little chocolate!
Here at Pearson, we would like to offer all teachers a digital advent calendar to use with their classes. Sadly there’s no chocolate involved, but each window does hide something very useful and less fattening!
If you click on this link you’ll find your calendar. Click on a window (or get one of your students to) every day to reveal a question or picture which serves as a lead-in to a Christmas activity: fully downloadable resources to use with your primary students. From lesson plans around Christmas adverts on TV to festive handicraft tutorials to Christmas worksheets and jokes, these resources are sure to keep your students motivated and engaged in the run up to Christmas.
Merry Christmas one and all!
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