Today’s Activities

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! 

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Christmas Planning Day

My name is Sarah and I am a children’s author. I am excited to be with you today to share my Christmas planning day. First, we will be making an Advent calendar, which you can hang on your tree. Next, we will be writing our Christmas lists to share with our families. Then, we will be writing or drawing our letter for Santa and posting it to his special address. We will finish our activities by decorating our Christmas Trees! Finally, snuggle down for my bedtime story, ‘The Christmas Lanterns,’ at the end of the day.

9.30am Activity:
Advent Calendar

Join Sarah and Eva to get creative and make a wonderful Advent calendar to count down the days to Christmas.

Grown Ups:
This activity supports children’s knowledge and understanding of Christmas customs. It supports children’s creativity, fine motor skills and it is also a great way to teach children about numbers and counting.

10.30am Activity:
Christmas List

Join Sarah to draw pictures and write a Christmas list together with your child.

Grown Ups:
This is a lovely activity to get ready and plan for Christmas time. The activity supports children’s language and communication linked to Christmas and opens up discussions about what children like and dislike.

1:30pm Activity:
Letter to Santa

Join Sarah and Eva as they write and draw a special letter to Santa.

Grown Ups:
This activity is very special to share with your child and builds up the excitement as we move towards Christmas Day. This is a lovely way to introduce mark making to young children, as they write the letters or shapes, they recognise. Children can also draw pictures to match the words they write.  It also supports children’s language and communication skills (including sound recognition), by writing letters and celebrating special Christmas customs. 

2:30pm Activity:
Decorating the Christmas Tree

Join Sarah, Martyn and Eva to decorate the Christmas Tree

Grown Ups:
This is a lovely activity to do together as a family. Help children to think about what they need to do first, when putting up the Christmas tree. Ask children questions like: ‘What decorations shall we put on first? What decorations would you like to go next?’ This activity teaches children about traditional customs related to Christmas time and develops their planning skills, language skills and understanding of Christmas celebrations.

If you've finished these and still have time for fun...

Enjoy making some more Christmas Crafts together with your child:

Story time:
The Christmas Lanterns by Sarah Griffiths

A wonderful story about the magic of Christmas memories.

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