It’s almost the month of Christmas; 2019 has certainly flown by in the blink of an eye! One of my favourite things about being a teacher is building upon students excitement for upcoming celebrations. I love how everything is so new and amazing from their young perspectives. Christmas crafts in primary school builds on their anticipation for this special celebration and adds an extra bit of joy to the classroom atmosphere. It also reminds children that although it’s nearly the end of the term we still must behave and be kind to each other to be on Santa’s nice list.
Here are some of my favourite Christmas crafts that you can do with your kiddos in the jolly month of December:
1. Rainbow Christmas Tree Cut & Paste
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I made this one last week in preparation for teaching my students. It was super easy to make and didn’t make too much of a mess. Perfect for lower primary grades including kinder, year 1 and 2 students.
Materials needed: White A4 or A3 paper, coloured paper, scissors and glue
Time needed:approx. 40 mins – 1 hour
2. Gingerbread House Ornaments
I came across the sweetest little gingerbread ornament on Pinterest using Styrofoam cups or mini terracotta pots from Bunnings. This craft is a little more detailed so I would suggest it as a great Christmas activity for middle and higher primary grades from year 3 to 6. Students could use a pencil first to draw on the door, windows, candy canes and extras.
Materials needed: Acrylic paint, Styrofoam cups OR mini terracotta pots, paint brushes, bells and ribbon
Time needed: approx. 1 hour
3. Snow Globe Christmas Wreath
This is the cutest little snow globe made with inexpensive products that won’t cost much in bulk. As for the little toy cars and mini Christmas tree children could bring these in themselves. Kids can take them home to display on their Christmas trees or hang in their room.
I think all children would find this craft very magical and it’s pretty easy to make. This craft is suitable for older primary grades as a hot glue gun is required and there are a few steps.
Materials needed: mini Styrofoam balls, hot glue gun, plastic sheet, mini Christmas tree and small sized toy-car, mini snowflake ornaments, white pom poms, wrapping paper or paint to decorate the plate
Time needed: approx. 2 hours
4. Paddle Pop Christmas Tree Decoration
These gorgeous little Christmas trees would look wonderful hung around the classroom, as a door display or even on the Christmas Tree. I love how they are so customisable and only use a few materials that are easy to find in your local discount craft shop. Great for all primary grades.
Materials needed: coloured paddle pop sticks, light brown and yellow cardboard, scissors, craft glue, string, mini coloured pom-poms, mini silver tinsel, mini bells.
Time needed: approx. 40mins – 1hr
5. Easy Paper Plate Baubles
I love these vibrant baubles for a fun afternoon of crafts in lower primary grades including kindergarten, year 1 and 2. You will only need 5 materials to make this resource so the prep time is very quick and requires hardly no cutting.
Materials needed: Paper plates, coloured bingo stamps, silver glitter adhesive tape, silver ribbon, scissors.
Time needed: 30 mins-1 hour I hope you found some inspiration for your classroom and have a fantastic last few weeks of Term 4. If your class makes anything of the Christmas crafts above please tag me on instagram: @resourcesforteaching #RFTcrafts and I would love to share it on this blog post!
Happy teaching everyone!