Projects, one-off lessons and fun activities for keeping DT students engaged at the end of term
Christmas is a time when we decorate our homes and get creative in the kitchen, so it is no surprise that DT lessons in December can also embrace the festivities. From detailed projects to quick end-of-term activities, we’ve selected a range of resources that are ideal for bringing the Christmas spirit into the last few weeks of teaching.
Kick off the festive season with this electronic Christmas card project, in which students use a range of DT skills to design and build their own seasonal creation with help from a comprehensive presentation.
Encourage learners to take part in the tradition of baking a Christmas chocolate log with this visual, step-by-step presentation, including tips to make the whole process easier for all. Likewise, these instructions for creating a hanging decoration out of felt allow students to work independently to produce a keepsake.
Challenge your food technology and catering classes with this Christmas food quiz*, packed full of questions on global culinary traditions, celebrity chefs and a special true or false round on turkey.
Or, for something a bit different, why not introduce pupils to CAD with this simple guide to drawing a Christmas tree decoration?
Finally, round off those last DT lessons with a sing-song, using these adapted lyrics to highlight different tools that make up the 12 days of a DT Christmas!
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