Interactive advent calendar activities

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By Nina Filipek — Freelance education writer

Count down to Christmas with your class using our exclusive online advent calendar

The following 24 activities link to our interactive advent calendar.

Interactive advent calendar

1 ‘I can’t wait!’ poem

Talk about the feelings of anticipation and excitement we feel when we are looking forward to something. Ask the children to complete the sentence, ‘I felt so excited when…’

2 Make a holly wreath

Cut out a ring from a paper plate. Cover with paper holly leaves and berries made from coloured card and tissue paper. Thread gift wrap ribbon over the ring and tie with a big bow.

3 Tell the Christmas story

Use the online pictures to retell the Christmas story. Talk about Mary and Joseph travelling with a donkey, the shepherds and the three Wise Men. Can the children tell you what happens in the next picture?

4 ‘Happy Snowman’

Create an acrostic poem as a class. When the children perform the poem, get them to hold up matching letter cards as the lines are spoken.

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  1. mia
    on 25 November 2010


    these are good, creative and interesting. But you should put something there that is absolutly eye catching

    2out of 5