Languages Christmas Advent Decoration

Languages Christmas Advent Decoration
This languages advent Christmas decoration provides 30 fun and colourful hanging decorations in 24 different languages. The template enables pupils to create their own hanging decoration, which provides a flag, the country name and the message “Merry Christmas” in the language of that country. The decorations can be made with card or wood, and instructions are provided, along with photos of the decorations on a Christmas tree.

This activity is designed to celebrate the diversity of world languages. It can also be used to generate discussion and observation of world flags and language scripts. It offers a great “MFL Day” activity, as well as a Christmas MFL quiz. Pupils can be challenged to identify the country by the flag and language. The answer is revealed on the reverse side of the decoration.

Pupils can create this decoration with either firm card or small, thin blocks of wood. The graphics for this Christmas tree decoration are printable and designed to be cut out and stuck on the card or wood.

Card Version
For card decorations, teachers need to provide firm card, plus cotton or thin string for connecting the two parts of the hanging decoration and for hanging them on a Christmas tree.

Wood Version
For wood decorations, teachers need to provide two thin wood blocks per decoration. One wood block needs to be approximately 6.5 cms x 5 cms and the second needs to be 6.5 cms x 2.5 cms. The teacher will also need to provide 3 small hooks per decoration and string for hanging on a Christmas tree. A photo is included to show the wooden version of this decoration.

12 printable PDF pages, providing 30 flags, 24 country names and the “Merry Christmas” message in 24 languages
1 printable page of instructions
1 printable page of photos, showing the wooden version of the decoration.

Countries included are:
France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Wales, United Kingdom, China, Japan, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Romania, Ireland, South Korea, South Africa, Hungary, Croatia, Finland, Netherlands, Denmark, Iceland, Pakistan, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil

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Created: Dec 2, 2019

Updated: Dec 5, 2019

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