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Getting the Classroom Ready for the Festive Season

With under one month to go, we’re very excited here at EducationCity HQ already, and that’s why we wanted to get in touch with you and give you some fantastic...

With under one month to go, we’re very excited here at EducationCity HQ already, and that’s why we wanted to get in touch with you and give you some fantastic ideas for decorating your classroom with a truly magical festive fun theme!

 

Festive Tree for Younger Students

This festive tree is perfect for a fun activity to do with younger students; students can get super arty and it makes a beautiful display for the holiday season too.

Festive Tree for Younger Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: msbarbarasblog.blogspot.co.uk

What you’ll need (for each student):

 

Method:

1. Place the marbles in a paint pot with yellow and blue paint in, one colour and one marble for each.

2. Ask the student to spoon out the marbles and put them on the plate.

3. With adult help, hold up the plate with a magnet wand underneath and see the marbles twirling around, and the colours combining to make lots of colours.

4. Let each student drop the marbles back into the paint as much as they’d like until they’re happy with the pattern on their plate.

5. When this is done, let the plates dry.

6. Now, when the plates are dry (perhaps the next day), let each student get different colours of paint and pom poms/sponges, and drop these in the paint they’d like to use to decorate their plate.

7. Ask them to dab the pom poms/sponges on the plates.  

8. Teacher time… assemble the plates in a triangle to make a tree shape on a wall/display board, etc.

9. Cut a tree trunk out with the brown card and a star with the yellow card (you could make this out of students’ handprints).

10. Stick these near the plates so they look like a tree trunk and a star and ta da, your tree is complete – a whole class masterpiece!

 

Fun Holiday Season-Themed Door

One for all the teachers to do here! Decorate your classroom door with this super fun, easy-to-do design whilst giving your door some student input too – perfect!

Fun Holiday Season-Themed Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: pinterest.com

What you’ll need:

 

Method:

1. Roll out the wrapping paper against the door and stick it on (you might need to cut it down to size).

2. Outline the door with tinsel.

3. Grab some of the white roll and put it on the wrapping paper at a slight slant, making sure to roll the ends so it looks like a scroll. Fix this onto the door.

4. Stick on the Santa hat above the paper.

5. Now print out ‘Santa’s Good List’ onto a piece of paper (or you could write it!) and stick this at the top of the white roll.

6. All that’s left to be done is to get your students to write their names on the paper – simple!

 

Classroom-Themed Door

Another classroom door idea for you to try which involves your students’ input too. This design is perfect for the holiday season and is quick to do too!

Classroom-Themed Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: pinterest.com

What you’ll need:

 

Method:

1. Lay the black display board paper against the full length and width of the door and attach it on (you might need to cut it down to size).

2. Now make the trunk out of brown paper and the snowy bottom out of white paper and stick these on.

3. Over to your students! Ask your students to draw around their hands on the different colour paper (you might find you want more green as it’s more tree inspired!).

4. Ask your students to cut them out (be careful – adult help may be needed here for younger students). Just remember that you’ll need enough hands to make a tree on the door.

5. Now back over to you. Stick the hands on the black paper on the door and make a tree shape with them.

6. Now cut out a star with yellow paper and stick it on top of the tree.

7. Finally, get your white pen and dot it about to create a starry effect. And that’s it, you’re all done!

 

Really Easy Candy Cane

If you don’t have much time or resource, this craft design for a festive decoration is really simple to do and can fill a lot of space if you’ve got any areas that need some fun holiday-themed inspiration.

Really Easy Candy Cane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: ckisloski.blogspot.co.uk

What you’ll need:

 

Method:

1. Cut out 10 circles from the red and white card – five of each colour. Make sure to make them the size you want them to be if you’re covering a certain space.

2. Now stick them altogether, arranging them alternately, so white, red, white, red, and attach them up where you need – a perfectly quick but fun and colourful display idea!

 

Do you decorate your classroom in this holiday season? Make sure you send us in photos as we’d love to see your designs! Tweet them to us @EducationCity or send them in via email to info@educationcity.com

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