You can do any of these tasks, in any order (but we've suggested a timetable).
Take as long as your little ones want for each task, let them use their imaginations!
Please share your creations with us on social media.
Christmas Card Day
Hello, my name is Gemma Everson and I am a children’s author, a teacher and also a mum.
Today is Christmas card day and we will be making cards, writing messages and sending them to our family and friends. Join us soon for activity one.
Exploring Christmas Cards
For our first activities, we will look at a range of different cards. What size will your card be? What picture would you like on your card?
Talk about images associated with Christmas and help your child to select an image for their card. Talk about how they might create it e.g. would they like to use paint? collage?
Make a Christmas Card
For this activity you will need some coloured card, some paint and brushes and cotton wool. Use your hand to print Father Christmas’ face and then add cotton wool for the bobble on his hat!
This activity will help your child to explore colour and patterns. They will be using different media to create a Christmas design.
Writing a Christmas Message
Now it is time to decide who you are sending your card to. Think about what message you could write inside. Practice writing your name and perhaps a Christmas greeting with your grown ups help.
Help your child to decide on a greeting. Then depending on your child’s level, help them to sound out the words using their phonics or write the message for them to trace over. Your child could just sign their name at the end.
Posting your Christmas Card
Our card is written so now we need to pop it in an envelope and address it to our recipient. Gemma is posting her card to her Mum and Dad so she is putting a stamp on it and putting it into the envelope.
For this activity talk about first names and surnames and explain how letters are delivered once they are put into the post box.
If you've finished these and still have time for fun...
If you would like to do a little bit more, perhaps you might like to write a letter to Father Christmas telling him what you would like for Christmas this year.
Advent Poems by Little Lamb Tales
Today is December 15th - Share this short Advent poem with your child called: Fairy