As the festive season creeps ever closer and celebratory Christmas food and decorations start taking up aisles in our shops, it's time to start thinking about the traditional education staples of Christmas. From nativity scenes to winter plays, for many primary schools, Christmas is an exciting and creative item on the calendar. If you're looking for inspiring and engaging classroom projects that are season-appropriate, we've got something for you.
For a craft project that pupils, teachers and parents will love equally, our paper-mache Christmas assortment is a great way to turn busy fingers to making something productive and pretty.
Available in a box of 120 – there are more than enough for every pupil to have one for their school tree and one to take home - you can combine this kit with anything from glitters and glues to wrapping papers and markers for each student to add their touch of festive cheer.
For a larger-scale project that's perfect for both work and play, our cardboard 3D igloos hold infinite potential. Ideal for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), as well as arts and crafts based learning, split your pupils up into small teams to create a full festive village that Santa would be proud of. This project doesn't just encourage teamwork and learning through play; it can also make the perfect prop for school plays and parents events.
Letters to Santa
Combine two festive activities with our Decopatch XL Letterbox - start off with creating a beautifully creative letterbox with your students, with anything from hand prints to original drawings, and then fill your new Christmas centrepiece with your pupil’s pictures and letters for Santa. A creative new way to get all your pupils involved in both learning through craft as well as developing their literacy skills, our letterbox is sure to delight.
Design a Dasher
The perfect take-home gift to show off your pupil’s creative skills, these paper-mache reindeers are sturdy enough to withstand small hands, while being delicate enough to look beautiful on any Christmas display. Add some name tags for your pupils to christen their new reindeer, and you have the perfect small-scale project to see out the last few days before the winter holidays.