This tutorial video shows how to create a simple, yet effective 3D Christmas Tree using only paper/card, glue and some sparkly bits. This could be easily be done by pupils of all different ages.
Wonder Ponder is a website that specialises in visual philosophy for children over the age of eight. It uses engaging scenes and intriguing questions to prompt reflection and discussion, thereby encouraging children to develop their own thoughts and arguments and to build a visual and conceptual map. The website has produced a downloadable booklet full […]
As it’s quite fiddly, this would be a visual arts lesson suitable for older pupils. It requires lots of folding, measuring and cutting skills – however, the end result would adorn any seasonal classroom.
Definitely one for older pupils, but this would make a great visual arts lesson – creating a cool Christmas Tree using only one sheet of green A4 card.
This Sock Snowman would be a lovely visual arts lesson to do in the weeks leading up to Christmas or at any time during the winter months. It looks pretty straightforward, but then again …..!!
This video about homelessness at Christmas was made by three sixth year secondary students and two teachers in 2012. One of the teachers composed a special song called “Christmas Time” for the video. It features the line “It’s Christmas time, keep the light on for me”. The video would make a great introduction to dealing […]
This is a great rendition of the classic Christmas song “Fairytale of New York” translated into Gaeilge by TG Lurgan. It is taken from “EP na Nollag” which is a free download of three Christmas songs as Gaeilge.
This animated short movie is quite simple in its theme but profound on another level. It could be used in senior classes in the primary school to start a discussion on being alone or loneliness at Christmastime. It could also act as a stimulus for some seasonal creative writing.
This website offers a guide to resources available online which deal with the origins, evolution and lore of Santa Claus and Father Christmas. The main part consists of links to other sites, with some commentary describing the contents and quality of these sites. However, you will also find a brief overview of each stage in […]
This website from the BBC gives some history associated with the Christian festival of Christmas. For example, did you know that the date of December 25th was only set as the day of Jesus’ birth in the 4th century AD? The site also gives details about early and modern celebrations of Christmas. Visit Website