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What are your best Christmas / Winter Ideas for your class?

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by StarbuckEducation, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. StarbuckEducation

    StarbuckEducation New commenter

    I just wondered what everyones favourite things are to do with their children at Christmas / Winter. I enjoy making cards and an individual Christmas decoration out of Salt Dough. I also like to include the story Stick Man and have an Role-Play themed around an Elf Workshop. I am also interested in using the Elf on the shelf as a stimulus to add Elf Challenges into free-flow for children who are interested. I have made a video here.

    From a religious point of view, I like to teach the story of Mary's journey and break it down into sections leading up to the birth. I also find using the lego bible pictures a nice resource for this. Usually I do a Nativity around this time and use the songs throughout the day in the background whilst the children are playing.

    What are your favourite ideas for Christmas / Winter?
  2. JeffNev

    JeffNev New commenter

    I think that the concept is excellent. However, personally, I have heard some negative stories with regards to the 'Elf on a Shelf' and some young children having nightmares after the elf being introduced in their homes. Is this something that you too have experienced?

    An acquaintance of mine sends his son to a local early years nursery in Brighton
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    and they have been learning and performing Christmas songs in Spanish, which I think is an excellent idea, especially as it assists in the development of language learning later in life.

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