Christmas Eve Day

Hello children and Happy Christmas Eve! What an exciting day for us all. Jude, Lamby and Flossie have some lovely activities lined up for you to join in with.

Jude, Lamby and Flossie are so excited. They've got their Christmas clothes on and they are going to share some of the other things they do every year on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve Around the World

Did you know that some people celebrate Christmas tonight instead of tomorrow? Jude is going to tell you a little bit about one of the countries they visited at Christmas. Maybe your family celebrate tonight as well.

Grown Ups:
Talk to your children about countries you may know which celebrate on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day. Use language such as Christmas Eve, celebration, celebrate, family, special, tradition.

Develops - Communication & Language, PSHE and Understanding the World skills.

Stockings and Sacks

We like to do the same things each Christmas Eve. We wear our Christmas clothes, watch a film, listen to some music, leave our stockings on our bed and our sacks by the tree. What do you do on Christmas Eve?

Grown Ups:
Talk to your children about countries you may know which celebrate on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day. Use language such as Christmas Eve, celebration, celebrate, family, special, tradition.

Develops - Communication & Language, PSHE and Understanding the World skills.

A Treat for Santa

Now we're going to get some treats ready for Santa and Rudolph. Do you do the same or do you do something a little bit different? We all have our own traditions.

Grown Ups:
Talk about the treats you will leave for Santa and Rudolph. Do you have a special plate? Do you leave reindeer food? Talk about your traditions with your child. Use language such as plate, treats, mince pie, sherry, Rudolph, Santa, carrot.

Develops - Language & Communication, PSED and Understanding the World skills.

Book Flood

In Iceland there is a lovely tradition known as Book Flood. We have started to do this. Lamby and Flossie are going to show you what happens.

Grown Ups:
Encourage your child to choose a book they'd like to read this evening. Talk about how nice it is to spend time in front of the fire with a good book. Use language such as - book, choose, Book Flood, Iceland, tradition, give, reading, read.

Develops -  Communication & Language, PSHE and Understanding the World skills

Extension

Maybe you have other traditions you do each Christmas. Talk about these with your children.

Maybe you'd like to start a new tradition this year.

Merry Christmas.


Advent Poems by Little Lamb Tales

Today is December 24th - Share this short Advent poem with your child called: Book Flood Night

The Night Before Christmas told By Little Lamb Tales

Jude's tradition is to read this story every Christmas Eve. Snuggle up and enjoy this magical tale by Clement Clarke Moore.