Festivals: Christmas

Santa story
Santa song

Whether you go into the real story of Christmas or whether you approach it on a purely commercial level is up to you and your school. Speak to you mentor about what they have done in the past; what is acceptable and unacceptable.


Find out if you can make some mince pies with small groups. You could make a simplified version without alcohol and without leaving the fruit to soak for two weeks! You can tell them how traditionally when we stir in the fruit we should make a wish. You can tell them how we traditionally leave one or two for Father Christmas along with a saucer of milk for the reindeers. Here’s a simple recipe: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2174


Here is a printable Santa-shaped advent calendar. They could draw a different Christmas object in each circle and learn numbers up to 24.

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A song for the little ones