Wednesday, December 2, 2015

These are a few of our favourite things….

Looking forward to the holiday season, here are some sites that you may not have encountered before. We think they are exceptional for students and teachers alike.

The Met - Christmas Story
We have featured this before, but include it because 'tis the reason for the season'. The birth of Jesus Christ and the events surrounding it are the subject of many beautiful works of art in the Metropolitan Museum. Explore, listen and learn with these wonderful images.

Robert Sabuda - Make Your Own Pop-ups
A wonderful art activity. Create your own Christmas pop-up cards! Scroll down to select reindeer, angels, Christmas trees, poinsettia, snowflake pop-up cards and more. Templates are provided as well as instructions set up as a slideshow.  For older children and teens, once made, these cards can be decorated in any number of ways.                                                                            

Christmas Karaoke
A fun activity for any classroom!   Start singing along to some Christmas carols and other holiday songs. The music will play; sing along by yourself or as a group with the words projected on a screen.   Access the full selection of songs through the menu at the top of the page.

Sugar Sugar

A math challenge for you!  You need to draw a line to guide the sugar down to the cup. Each level will get increasingly difficult. On some levels, you will have to route the sugar through a color dot.

Star Wars Snowflake

Here's an interesting twist to the traditional snowflake. Download the PDF documents, print them out and cut along the lines. They are very intricate and may require a sharp hobby knife, so these might not be for younger students, but will engage even the coolest teen.  

Highlights - Design Your Own Gingerbread House

This is the way to decorate a gingerbread house without getting all messy. Add icing, candy and other items to your house. You can flip, rotate and resize your items. 

All of these and more Christmas sites can be found in our Enjoy Christmas page.