Unwrapping the history of Christmas

Check out these one-off lessons, quizzes and crafts that will engage students with the history of Christmas

Tes Resources Team

Unwrapping the history of Christmas, traditional Christmas decorations and craft ideas for primary and secondary learners

Individual lessons, quizzes and crafts to engage learners with the different traditions of Christmas throughout history

Why not bring some festive fun into your classroom and take your students on a journey through time to discover how Christmas has been celebrated, banned and interpreted over the centuries. As well as one-off lessons, it is the perfect time of year to encourage group work with a range of fun activities and quizzes.

History of Christmas lessons

Christmas Assembly
laumorrow

Christmas Assembly

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The assembly gives the history of Christmas and why there are so many strage traditions involved. There is also a fun quiz that the students can take part in. If you like this assembly please leave a review.
History Christmas Lesson
History_Geeks

History Christmas Lesson

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A fun and Christmassy lesson for students in the last week of term. Could be used as a reward lesson the last time you see your class before Christmas. The download includes: a detailed PowerPoint, differentiated tasks, a variety of activities, 3 different fun plenaries, timeline task and more. It...
The Surprising History of Modern Christmas Celebrations
Basil Carryer

The Surprising History of Modern Christmas Celebrations

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**The Surprising History of Modern Christmas Celebrations** Ever wondered why children hang stocking up for Christmas? Did you know that Christmas cakes developed from plum porridge? This poster takes 13 popular Christmas traditions and briefly explains each of their origins. This colourful poster i...
History of Christmas Quiz!
MrRobertsResources

History of Christmas Quiz!

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Merry Christmas to one and all from MrRobertsResources ! Great end of term activity to keep students entertained and on task in your History lessons. Questions range in difficulty and attempt to give students a wider perspective on the origins of Christmas. Answer worksheet included, ready for ...

Christmas crafts and activities

Winter Wreath
naturedetectives

Winter Wreath

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Make fantastic winter wreaths out of twigs, holly and pines cones! Please only collect items that have fallen to the woodland floor - trees and plants hold onto what they need! Get kids outdoors exploring and bring the outdoors into your classroom with this fresh activity from the Woodland T...
Design a Christmas Cracker
hurstmere

Design a Christmas Cracker

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**Design a Christmas Cracker** Legend has it that Christmas Crackers were first designed by confectioner Tom Smith to sell his sweets at Christmas time. He was inspired by the bon bon wrapper design that he had seen on his travels in France. He added the snap when the cracker was pulled...
Paper Strip Christmas Bauble Craft
Helen Rachel Crossley

Paper Strip Christmas Bauble Craft

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Paper Strip Christmas Bauble Craft: A series of 5 different designs, plus a blank one for pupils to create their own. Follow the instructions provided to create your own spherical bauble. You will need paper fasteners. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my web...
Free Christmas Coloring Card
Sarah Renae Clark

Free Christmas Coloring Card

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This printable Christmas coloring card is easy to make and fun to color in! The card template prints on a standard letter size page (8.5 x 11 ) and includes cut and fold lines. The final card folds to approximately 5 x 7 You can scale the print to fit A4 printers or to print smaller cards ...
Christmas Crafts - Ornament (Round Bauble for the Holidays)
Artsy-Crafter

Christmas Crafts - Ornament (Round Bauble for the Holidays)

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This is a wonderfully creative holiday ornament that your students will love to create! I have included a detailed explanation (with pictures) on how to make this bauble. Students can create it as a gift for a loved one or keep it themselves as a holiday treasure that they will have for years to come!