Wondering how to inspire high-quality fantasy writing? Help is at hand: clementine176 has uploaded pictures of different planet surfaces, which are a great starting point. You have just crash-landed on a mysterious planet - choose a picture and describe in detail what your new surroundings are like.
Studying historical toys is a tried and tested way of encouraging children to look at some of the changes that have taken place in our everyday lives in the past 50 years. A PowerPoint from ruthbentham shows an impressive range of toys from 1900 through to the present day, presented in chronological order.
For fun Hanukkah classroom activities, try resources from allenk, gboorman or janeyrobbo's presentation comparing different festivals of light on TES Resources.