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All our Christmas blog posts in one place!

We thought that we would make it super easy for you and list all of our Christmas crafts and festive learning blog posts in one place.

Posted on Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Here is a list of all our christmas crafts, festive learning, Christmas display and Christmas scene blog posts in one place for you to browse – simply click the links on the ones you would like to read.

Create an engaging Antarctic-inspired learning environment

With winter just around the corner be inspired and take the opportunity to transform your classroom into an enticing, ‘icy’ learning and role play environment! Who wouldn’t want to crawl inside the cosy igloo for a read, a mark-making session or to go fishing with the penguins? Read more here

Winter-themed messy play (brrrrrr!)

As it gets colder and Christmas is getting nearer, children will be fascinated by everything linked to the changing of seasons. A fantastic way of creating awe and wonder is to add sensory materials into your messy play activities. Using snow, soap flakes, shaving foam is great for recreating a winter wonderland. Read more here

Making the most of Magic Snow

Have you had snow yet? Bring snow into your learning environment with this wonderful sensory resource. It can be used in a variety of contexts and at any time of the year. Children love this amazing sensory magic snow as it’s light, soft and fluffy. Read more here…

Festive learning

Christmas is not just about crafts, Santa and presents. From toys of yesteryear, writing letters and festive baking, to Santas’ travels, the Nativity and Christian celebrations, we delve into a cross curricular approach to learning at this festive time of year. Read on here…

Festive learning

Winter small world in a jar or bauble

These wintry small worlds in a jar are so cute and easy to make. Follow the simple instructions below. They make great festive crafts for taking home as parent/guardian gifts and the baubles are lovely as tree decorations. Read more here

Christmas jar and bauble craft

Christmas themed cork characters

Small world play is an essential part of learning and is great for re-creating favourite scenes and stories. Our Christmas themed cork characters are ideal for re-creating a nativity scene. Read more here

‘Christmas How to…’ Santa’s Grotto

Why not try and recreate this festive Christmas ‘How to’ make a Santa’s Grotto… in your classroom or learning environment?  With the help of this step by step guide to follow, and using one of our giant dark dens along with some of our Christmas themed materials, you too can have a Santa’s Grotto. Read more here

Santa's grotto

 

How to make a festive Christmas tree decoration

Follow our simple step by step guide on how to use a variety of materials to create this beautiful Christmas coloured felt tree decoration. Ideal for non-specialist art teachers, this activity focuses on techniques and can be easily adapted for various festivities to brighten up any learning environment. Read more here

Felt Christmas Tree

Pom-pom peg doll fairy decorations

Combine peg dolls with pom-poms to create beautiful, festive tree decorations. These cute fairy dolls are so easy to put together and would make an exciting class project, as well as being lovely home-made presents for children to give to friends/relatives, or possibly sell at a Christmas Fair! Read more here

Create these festive Christmas characters

Follow our simple step by step guide on how to use a variety of materials to create these wonderful Christmas characters for your Christmas scene. This Christmas ‘How to’ is ideal for Non-specialist art teachers, as the activity focuses on techniques that can be easily adapted for various seasonal decorations to be used as fun take home gifts or classroom decorations. Read more here

How to create a 3D Christmas scene

Make Rudolph and his friends fly through your classroom with this wonderful 3D Art display idea, perfect activity for the whole class and all ages! Read more here

Create a cosy Christmas fireplace & hearth

This Christmas Fireplace and hearth ‘how to’ blog looks at another creative display idea that will allow any aged child to use their Art, craft and design skills and create a little festive magic in school. Read more here

Christmas Fireplace

How to create a frozen Narnia-themed immersive environment

This step-by-step guide will help you to create a fantastic winter-themed immersive learning environment that will inspire and engage children. The frozen-themed backdrop is a super quick way of creating an area that is beautiful, long-lasting and open-ended. Read more here

Christmas scene - how to make a Frozen Christmas display

How to make a penguin in 8 easy steps

Adorable and super-simple to create, these penguins require very little prep work. Recycle a plastic bottle and pillow stuffing for the large penguin or, if you’re short on time, the cute fluffy chicks only take minutes to make. Once finished the penguins could be used as wintry display figures or form characters from a favourite story book. The same technique can then be used to make other characters – why not try making a polar bear, or add in a cardboard tube to make a giraffe? The possibilities are endless! Read more here

Christmas scene - antarctic frozen classroom display

How to make a felt Gingerbread man Christmas decoration

Follow our simple step by step guide on how to use a variety of materials to create a beautiful Christmas tree decoration. Non-specialist art teachers will find this ‘Christmas How to’ ideal, as the activity focuses on techniques that can be easily adapted for various seasonal activities and can be used as fun take home gifts or classroom decorations. Read more here

Felt Gingerbread Man decoration

How to create a stained glass window effect

Make a festive stained glass window by following our simple step by step guide on how to use a variety of materials to create this beautiful effect. Ideal for non-specialist art teachers, this activity focuses on techniques and can be easily adapted for other seasonal celebrations to brighten up any classroom. Read more here

Christmas Stained Glass window - Christmas scene

Advent calendars

Advent calendars are a great favourite with children in the lead up to Christmas. Here are a few ideas about how you might use the idea of advent and the excitement of counting down, without necessarily including chocolate! Read more here

advent calendars

Try some of these ideas out and let us know how you get on.

Check out our Christmas Pinterest board here for more ideas and inspiration: