Celebrating Christmas with Purple Mash

Dec. 1, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At this time of year primary schools across the country are preparing for the Christmas nativity, searching for the missing wise man, wondering how on earth they are going to get the glitter out of the carpet, hoping that the staff room is full of chocolate treats and working out which Christmas card delivered into the post box needs to get to which child.

For all those in between moments, 2Simple have a range of stocking fillers and Christmas activities to see you through the weeks ahead; from writing projects, to paint projects to mash cams and games there is something to suit every year group over the next couple of weeks.

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Writing Projects

We have a wide range of writing projects that can be used throughout the festive period. Why not get students to design a poster to advertise the upcoming production, write their list to Santa or even send him an email using 2Email. If you are wanting to link to other curriculum areas, then we have a project and a postcard template looking at the Christmas day Truce in WWI, or you can use a template to write Scrooge’s letter to his past self. There are also a range of poetry projects to choose from – why not try our Christmas Poem available for the festive period for non-subscribers - think of it as a little gift from us to you.

Paint projects

The Christmas creativity can continue with a range of ready-made paint projects for your class to try. Children can create their own wrapping paper, then design their own stockings and add it to their own decorated tree. Children can also get creative and design their perfect Christmas jumper in time for Christmas Jumper Day. Not a subscriber to Purple Mash? You can still use this in class here.

Creative projects

Or why not make use of our range of activities in 2DIY – from completing jigsaws, to playing pairs and creating a Nativity scene there are lots of other projects to keep you all in the festive mood. 2Code has even joined in with a festive game helping Santa control his reindeer and collect the fallen gifts. Our Mash Cams have also joined in with the merriment and there are a range to choose from: Santa and an elf to the Fairy Godmother and a snowman – perfect to use for display as well as getting children to think about the characters. Away from the computers why not download one of our Christmas Word Searches here.

Keep an eye on our social media feeds as well as over the next couple of weeks, we will be tweeting activities and ideas daily. However, you fill the days ahead we at 2Simple would like to wish you and all your staff a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.