Lesson ideas, activities and quizzes examining the origins and traditions of Christmas
With the festive season fast approaching, the RE classroom is the ideal location to reassess what Christmas means to Christians around the world. We’ve gathered a range of resources, from Biblical examinations to fun quizzes, to keep your students engaged in the final few weeks.
Biblical Christmas lessons
Explore the true meaning of Christmas with this investigation lesson about the birth of Jesus by asking students to use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast two accounts from the gospels. Similarly, use this presentation to examine the different accounts of the Nativity in the Bible and why it is associated with light.
For something a bit different, why not analyse and evaluate the similarities and differences between Christmas cards and the gospel stories with this comprehensive booklet*? This can lead nicely into a class discussion about religious traditions and modern celebrations.
Challenge older learners and keep up the momentum in the final week before the holidays with this festive-themed learning mat, containing a range of entertaining activities for recapping religious language.
Alternatively, uncover your class’ competitive spirit with this Christmas quiz, covering religious traditions, secular culture and popular music. Finally, round off the term with a bit of festive fun and get learners to test each other on popular facts with these Christmas fortune tellers*.
*This resource is being sold by the author
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