Tes Secondary: Christmas

Bring Christmas into your classroom with these one-off festive themed lessons

Tes Resources Team

Christmas Secondary Lessons Activities Whole School

With a packed curriculum, it’s sometimes hard to find time to both plan and teach seasonal activities. But this year it can and will be possible, thanks to the generosity of teachers (aka Christmas elves) on Tes. We’ve pulled together a collection of one-off lessons and activity ideas to help you spread festive joy and keep learners engaged in the run up to the holidays.

Whole School 

DIY Christmas Ornaments | 10 Pack
Sarah Renae Clark

DIY Christmas Ornaments | 10 Pack

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Color and make your own Christmas tree ornaments with this set of 10 fun holiday templates! These DIY Christmas ornament templates are easy for anyone to make. Just print, color, cut, fold, glue to make your 3D decorations to hang on your Christmas tree or sit as a centerpiece on your table for...
Christmas quiz - Dingbats
history_quizmaster

Christmas quiz - Dingbats

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Included in your download is a Christmas themed Dingbats quiz sheet, instructions on how to play/ideas on how to use in the classroom and a full answer sheet. Dingbats is very literally a game of say what you see ! Use as a starter, plenary, part of a quiz, form-time fun or simply as a fun ac...
Christmas Wreaths
teachwithmrsb

Christmas Wreaths

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This joyous Christmas Wreath activity is suited for KS3, KS4 and GCSE students. This project is cross-curricular suited for History, English, Modern Foreign Language, RE, Maths, Form time, P.S.E, Art & Design, D&T and Food. The tasks focus creating a Rainbow Christmas Wreath inspired by the ...
Christmas Quiz
PateResources

Christmas Quiz

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This PowerPoint is a well presented, ten round Christmas quiz that is designed to keep the students engaged for a full one hour lesson. There are a range of different types of rounds: * Round One - True or False * Round Two - Name The Image * Round Three - Anagrams * Round Four - Christmas Literatu...

English & MFL

A Christmas Carol Introduction
EnglishGCSEcouk

A Christmas Carol Introduction

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An introductory lesson on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, that initially focuses on contextual understanding before moving on to analyse the character of Ebenezer Scrooge. An ideal first lesson back for your KS3 or KS4 students. Fully differentiated throughout.
French Christmas Cards to colour
Betsy Belle

French Christmas Cards to colour

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3 Christmas Card Designs (Christmas tree, Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas, Rudolph) Pupils colour the picture according to the instructions. I have included colour background and black and white version to save on printing. Simply print, pupils fold in half, write a message inside ...
Christmas Bingo
LlanguageLlamas

Christmas Bingo

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For that week before Xmas when students can't settle! Great for practicing listening skills or for practicing classroom vocabulary in any language. This set includes 30 color bingo game boards and a teacher s master board. Whole class activity or small groups - students practice listening skills a...
Weihachten Noel Navidad
annelouisep

Weihachten Noel Navidad

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Sheets and plans for cross curricular day on christmas with an MFL theme. More vocab than needed so we could focus on one area -traditions, food, etc. great sing along carols on you tube and info quests. Combining with RS who are going to do something on Christingle. Sheets are all works in progress...

Maths

Christmas Coordinates
DNewley

Christmas Coordinates

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Christmas Coordinates: 4 Quadrant - Elf (5x5mm) 1 Quadrant - Rudolf (5x5mm) 1 Quadrant - Santa (5x5mm) 1 Quadrant (SEN Friendly) - Rudolf (1x1cm) 1 Quadrant (SEN Friendly) - Frosty (1x1cm) 1 Quadrant (SEN Friendly) - Holly (1x1cm) Enjoy!!! When i get a chance will make the following. ...
The Great Elf Game
slambell

The Great Elf Game

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A great Christmas activity, requires money calculations, probability & percentages. The excel spreadsheet needs to be printed or it could be done in a computer room. I hope all of the hyperlink work, I got fed up of checking them!! My first share so please rate and comment.
Reindeer Rides
robinsonj

Reindeer Rides

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This is an activity using Reindeer Rides as the theme, pupils need to run their own Reindeer Rides business and see if they can make any money. I have named the two places for the Reindeer Rides as local to the school, so you will want to change them. I have adapted a fabulous resource (not su...

Science & Computing

Science of Xmas Quiz
russellarnott

Science of Xmas Quiz

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A 16 question multiple choice quiz on the science of Christmas Round 1 - Father Christmas Round 2 - Reindeer Round 3 - Stars Round 4 - Snow Its a mildly educational quiz to do in the run up to Christmas.
Christmas Science Quiz
kritur

Christmas Science Quiz

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Quiz for the lead up to Christmas, linked to the science curriculum (loosely!) Eg, = It has been worked out that on Christmas Eve, Santa has 32 hours to deliver all the presents. Give a reason why he has longer than a day. = Which gas is most likely to make up the majority of the Star of Bethle...
Small Basic - Christmas Assessment
Manique12

Small Basic - Christmas Assessment

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Who says we can't have festive fun in Computing. If you are teaching Small Basic (free coding software from Microsoft) then how about a Christmas assessment for KS3 with If Then Else. Teaching Selection has never been more festive! Try the worksheet and then set the assessment - Mark Scheme and ...
Python Naughty/Nice Christmas Program
uselessnerdII

Python Naughty/Nice Christmas Program

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KS3 or 4 task python program with assessed levels. Includes use of Variables and While function. Basic code is provided and instructions for students to perform adaptations with increasing levels of difficulty. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience. Probably better as a starter task f...

Humanities 

Christmas around the world
blackfriary

Christmas around the world

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Hopefully a nice end of term activity! A booklet of information about how different countries celebrate Christmas which could have many uses - one of which could be a design your own international Christmas card task. Could be used to design wordsearches/quizzes/crosswords too. Happy Christmas Geog...
Key Stage 3 History Christmas Quiz
Tomst

Key Stage 3 History Christmas Quiz

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Need a Christmas quiz? Want it to take up the whole lesson? Want it to also be educational? Look no further! This includes 20 questions with multiple choices answers. The PowerPoint is set up to go through the questions and then also the answers which are highlighted in red when you go fullscre...
Teachers TV: World War I Christmas Truce
Teachers TV

Teachers TV: World War I Christmas Truce

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The first world war Christmas truce re-enacted for KS3/4 history. A group of students watch actors reenact the first world war Christmas truce in this video resource designed for use in secondary history lessons. Costumed actors dramatise the truce that took place between British and German troops...

Creative

Electronic Christmas Card Project.
maria anikina

Electronic Christmas Card Project.

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This is KS3 project which combines wood work skills, electronics (soldering skills, circuit, components & colour-coded resistors), 2D design, graphics and product design (a net, packaging and packaging symbols), including homework tasks. It helps students to work individually and as a team, to p...
Free Christmas Cracker Template
Sarah Renae Clark

Free Christmas Cracker Template

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Color and make your own Christmas Crackers with this free printable template! These DIY Christmas Crackers are easy for anyone to make. Just print, color, cut, fold, glue and fill with all your favorite goodies! If you d like more designs, you can upgrade to my pack of 8 Christmas Cracke...
Candy Cane Mouse Craft
ham3849

Candy Cane Mouse Craft

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This makes a fun seasonal craft for pupils to make before Christmas break for family and friends! If you choose to download this FREE activity, please take a moment to leave a review! \*\*You will need full size candy canes for each student, plus construction paper or card stock. Copy pape...