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    PERSONAL FAVOURITE 1: Father Christmas he got stuck!

    Christmas is coming soon!

    I dont suppose there are many people who would say Im not looking forward to Christmas. Most of usare eagerly awaiting family meetings, ginger biscuits and of course a big, bright Christmas tree! Why not takeadvantage of this heart-warming time to introduce a bit of Christmas atmosphere into the classroom. I hope

    you will enjoy this collection of my personal Christmas favourites. Have fun! Lots of Christmas fun!

    Regina Raczyska

    CHRISTMAS FUNREADY-MADE CHRISTMAS IDEAS

    FOR YOUNG LEARNERS

    This is one of my personal favourites. The exercise involves

    a song about Father Christmas. As is widely known, FatherChristmas is not exactly a sporty type, he is not very fit and hisbuild has been known to cause problems when trying to getdown a narrow chimney And this is exactly what happensin the song

    THE STORY

    When introducing children to the exercise, first tell them thebackground story about a hard-working Father Christmas whowanted to deliver all the presents to all the children. Describehim getting on his sledge, carrying a heavy sack, trying tosqueeze down a chimney and getting stuck. Tell them there is

    a happy ending to the story . Remember to illustrate each

    piece of the story with English phrases and short sentences.Here are my ideas, but you might change them according toyour students needs: 1)Christmas! Hurray!2)A big bag, a verybig bag!3)A heavy bag, a very heavy bag!4) I can do it! I can doit! 5)Oh no! Help! I got stuck! 6) See you next year!

    THE SONG

    Introduce the words of the song explaining them verse byverse. You may want to think about different gestures for eachpart of it. I love watching my students when they sing the lasttwo lines and shrug their shoulders: What bad luck!

    The song is sung to the melody ofAre you sleeping Brother John?The children will pick it up quickly and if you want to repeat it

    next year, they will probably still remember the words!

    If your students like singing, you might suggest singing it in canon.

    THE WORDS

    sung to the melody of

    Are you sleeping Brother John?

    Father Christmas

    Father ChristmasAre you sleeping 2x

    He got stuck!

    He got stuck!Brother John 2x

    Going down

    the chimney

    Going down

    the chimney

    Morning bells are ringing 2x

    What bad luck!

    What bad luck!Ding Ding Dong 2x

    PHOTOCOPIABLE MATERIAL

    The children learn the words of the song and sing it a few

    times. Next, encourage them to work with a photocopy.

    Remember to prepare the necessary number of copies inadvance. Ask the children to cut out the pictures, look at thestory and put the pictures in the right order. Next, childrennumber the pictures 1-6 and stick them in the right order into

    their notebooks. Say the words of the text and encourage thechildren to repeat them: Number 1. Christmas! Hurray! Askthem to point to the pictures as you retell the whole story.

    1 2 3 4 5 6

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    Father Christmas got stuck!

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    Father Christmas got stuck!

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    PERSONAL FAVOURITE 2: We wish you a Merry Christmas!

    We wish you a Merry Christmasis a popular Christmas song. In many schools, there are special Christmas concerts at this

    time of year, when all the classes have to perform something special. We wish you a Merry Christmas is a tried and tested

    Christmas classic, perfect for children of all ages. As well as singing you can also also focus on the active participation of

    children in the event. Prepare copies of signs for each child. They can cut them out and decorate them during class or

    at home. When they are ready, attach the signs to pencils so that the children can hold them during the show.

    When singing for the first time, the children should hold their signs in front of them. When they sing: Merry Christmas!

    they should hold the signs out and show them to the audience. When singing the song for the second time, they should

    hold the signs up at the words Merry Christmas and your task is to encourage the audience to finish the lines. The lastlineAnd a happy New Yearis sung by everybody. When singing for the last time the whole procedure is the same but

    the entire last verse is sung by everybody. Remind the students to smile and I am sure the performance will be a great

    success and the audience will have fun, too!

    The song may be practised in the same way in groups in the classroom (e.g. left side versus right side, boys versus girls etc.).

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    MERR

    YCHRIS

    TMAS

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    MERR

    YCHRIS

    TMAS

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    MERR

    YCHRIS

    TMAS

    PHOTOCOPIABLE

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    MERR

    YCHRIS

    TMAS

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    PERSONAL FAVOURITE 3: Snowflakes are falling!

    Snowflakes are fallingis an idea for children who already know numbers 1-10 and are able to read. Introduce the topic

    of winter, snow and falling snowflakes. Prepare a set of picture flashcards and word flashcards. Say: Look! Snowflakes

    are falling!Encourage the children to say: How many? Pick a word card, show it to the children and say: (Four!). Repeat.

    Prepare one set of cards per student and encourage them to play in pairs.

    My students love playing memo in pairs. The numbered cards with the snowflakes are great to play the game. Pairs of

    children use one set of cards. All the cards are spread out face down on the desk. The object of the game is to turn

    over two cards and try to find a matching pair (i.e. a pair with the same number of snowflakes on each card). Students

    take it in turns to turn over pairs of cards. If a matching pair is found, the student keeps them and has another go. Thegame continues until just one card (zero) is left. The winner is the student with the highest number of matching pairs.

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    Snowflakes are falling!

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    nine ten ZERO

    six seven eight

    two three five

    one four

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    PERSONAL FAVOURITE 4: Christmas crossword!

    Older students also like talking about Christmas so here is an interesting task for them a Christmas crossword puzzle!

    Prepare the neccesary number of copies, one for each student. Prepare picture flashcards for yourself and introduce

    or review the Christmas vocabulary. You can do it in an amusing way ask them to react to the words you say. They sit

    down, look at the pictures you show and repeat the words, but when they hear a word starting with -s they must stand

    up. The words starting with -sare: snowflakes, snowman, star and stocking. After that, distrubute the handouts and ask

    children to do the crossword.

    7

    S

    4 N

    3 R 6 O

    1 2 T E 5 S W 8 9

    A A E N N A A N T

    N T E D O R N G O

    D E W E C

    Y E F L KC R L I

    A A N

    N K G

    E E

    S

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    reindeer

    candy

    cane hat tree

    stocking

    starsnowflakes

    angel

    snowman

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    Christmas crossword

    7

    4

    3 6

    1 2 5 8 9

    1 5

    9

    2

    6 8

    3

    7

    4

    PHOTOCOPIABLE

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    Merry Christmas to you All!

    Here is another Christmas version ofAre you sleeping Brother John?Use it to introducea Christmas atmosphere to your classroom. When presenting the song, remember to tellthe children they should stand up for the words: Here I am!

    Where is Santa?Where is Santa?

    Here I am.Here I am.

    Merry, merry Christmas.Merry, merry Christmas.

    Ho, Ho, Ho!Ho, Ho, Ho!

    There are still so many ideas but lets finish off with the last songsung to the same melody:

    Father Christmas,Father Christmas,

    Ho, ho, ho.Ho, ho, ho.

    Where is Santa?Where is Santa?

    I dont know.Do you know?

    This final version is great to practise with smaller groups. At thebeginning tell the children that there

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