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TECH the HALLS - slowly

In the interest of JOYFUL TEACHING, turn yourself into a Christmas Sprite, sticky take a A4 green sheet of paper to a ruler and sing - TECH the HALLS.
Can YOU work it out?
Try writing code
for other actions songs. OH! What fun. Download the words and code here. There are 2 x versions of TECH the HALLS, the above is the slower version. Once you master this one try the faster version here.

Christmas DECORATIONS - Krotak

Try these great Christmas decorations from Krotak. Always great, easy and fun.
Check them out here.

Also Check out the VT Maths pages and build a Geome-TREE from Sierpinski Triangles for XMAS.


The British Department store John Lewis created a Christmas tribute to The Little Shop of Horrors, a horror-comedy rock musical with music by Alan Menken and lyrics and a book by Howard Ashman, which premiered off-Broadway in 1981. I first saw it in Sydney at the Theatre Royal in Sydney in 1984.

The song Festa, which means “celebration/life is a party”, is sung by world-renowned Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli.

It is one your kiddos will love. Ask them to do a RECOUNT of the story, dictate it into an audio to text application like word or google docs. Then name the EMOTIONS throughout and DESCRIBE the facial expressions that go with them.  GREAT IDEA!!

Christmas LIGHTS

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Make some amazing fingerprint Christmas lights with Crafty Morning
BTN - My name's Kevin and my question is, Why do we have Christmas traditions?
Great Video Take a look


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Santa Television
What an exciting website and a fantastic way to investigate Christmas. View the Videos of the Northern lights, a Day in the Santa Claus Village, reindeer, and the magic of Roveniemi in Lapland. A huge number of Videos to watch at this site.

ADVENT Calendars


There are lots of Advent Calendars online - open the days from the 1st of December - I liked this Advent Calendar - a great for countdown to Christmas. Create your own Advent Calendar online for FREE.
Advent Calendar from NRich is a fabulous way to do some creative maths.
Primary Advent Calendar & Secondary Advent Calendar There are twenty-four activities, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Click on each number to find one of our favourite mathematical questions - a mixture of short and longer tasks. A challenge for each day during the run-up to Christmas. Enjoy!

WHY? Christmas


Why Christmas has he Most Christmas Information on the Web! This is a cool site with lots of interactive including, Christmas Around the World, Traditions and customs Christmas Story and Activities. Watch the Relaxing Snow Video all year round.
Sit in front of a Cosy log fire. Find out if it’s Christmas today. Christmas fun includes some interactive including decorating a Christmas Tree, building a Nativity Scene, Cracker Jokes and much more.
The History of Christmas Trees 

Google SANTA Tracker

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Google’s imaginative and colorful Santa world.
Each day opens up a new experience that kids can explore, almost like an interactive gaming advent calendar. And if listening for the sleigh bells and reindeer hooves on your rooftop isn’t enough interaction for your kids, download the Google Santa Tracker app for them and show them pinpointed, ever-changing GPS locations for Santa’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve. Even we keep our eyes on this one on the 24th. (Free website, app also free at Google Play)



Norad Tracks Santa from December the 1st NORAD Some great videos and behind the scenes on the Norad equipment as well. Basically shows what Norad does even interesting for the skeptics amonst us. 

Learn about NORAD HQ Text FAQs

History of NORAD Santa Tracker 3mins Video**

Great video on How NORAD TRACKS SANTA.



Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus The original Story
Virtual Teacher Christmas Stars 1 - Free to download Christmas Stars 2 the files are pdfs. If you download them please consider becoming a supporter of VT to keep the good things coming.
How to Draw a Gingerbread House Great video to draw along with.

Christmas in AUSTRALIA

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Christmas Day in Australia the Time and Date site
has some great information. If you click through you can find out about holidays and celebrations throughout the world.
Christmas Tic Tac Toe Game - Simple but fun.
How Christmas Works - There is a great selection of Videos and Images.


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