We think school Christmas holidays should be a time for reflection, relaxation and ridiculously fun activities — for teachers and children alike! With this in mind, we’ve created an alternative list of homework activities for teachers to set their class. It’s the perfect balance of super-fun activities, memory making tasks and educational skills. Below you'll find a printable sheet with 15 festive, fun activities to send home with your class to help them channel that festive excitement into some meaningful and enjoyable missions.
They can choose their favourites to do or complete them all if they wish!
Here are 16 fun, festive homework ideas for the Christmas holidays:
Write a letter to Santa’s elves, it’s usually Santa that gets all the post!
Can you design a Christmas card and send it to your favourite person?
Make a festive decoration for around the house or to hang on the tree.
Create a homemade gift and give it to a friend or family member.
Make a list of things you really want to learn or achieve in the New Year. Remember to write a note to yourself and pack it away with the decorations for you to be reminded next year.
Have a dance party in the living room to your favourite festive songs.
Can you find out about Christmas in another country? How does it differ to Christmas in yours?
Can you make a Christmas tree out of something different? Lego, plasticine, the choice is yours!
Can you write your own Christmas song or rap, and perform it to your family?
Have a meal with your family and talk about your favourite memories of this year and the best things that happened to you.
If you’re lucky enough to receive Christmas presents, write thank you notes and send them. Can you include something you loved about the gift?
Birds can get very hungry at this time of year. Can you make a festive bird feeder out of a milk carton, box or bottle and hang it outside?
Can you make a snow globe out of an empty container? What will you put inside?
Have a festive movie night, get cosy and tune into a Christmas classic.
Can you help to bake some Christmas cookies? Or a Christmas cake?
And of course, the most essential thing to do is… Have lots of festive FUN!
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