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Magazine Issue Extra: CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES
December 2011

Christmas Resources
Wise Words

New & Old Christmas-Themed Classroom Resources:

Thinking Activities:

A think sheet with 4 Visual Thinking Activities

Christmas Think Sheet

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Christmas Think Sheet A Think Sheet of Thinking Classroom ideas for looking at Christmas & Celebration in interesting and new ways.

Categories: Think Sheet, Thinking Skills, Other Subject, RE & Philosophy, Infant, Junior

Tags: Christmas
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Patchwork Thinking - make creative links between Christmas ideas

Christmas Patchwork Thinking

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Christmas Patchwork Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool, a seasonal adaptation of the ever popular Patchwork Thinking. This example is in the original file but I've added extra activities and suggestions.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, RE & Philosophy, Infant, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Christmas Story Patchwork Thinking
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Journey Stick Thinking - Re-create the Christmas story with sticks and sequins!

Journey Stick Thinking

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Journey Stick Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool inspired by ancient story telling and memory techniques. Pupils create a stick that represent key facts, events and ideas. It's use for recall then embeds ideas in sequence. Includes a Christmas example.

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Categories: Thinking Tool, Memory Skills, Thinking Skills, Any Subject, Early Years, Infant, Junior, Boys' Learning

Tags: Memory Multiple Intelligences Christmas

Creative Thinking Story:

Snow Angels  Part 1 and 2 - A creative thinking snow story
(Taken from Thinking Stories and Surprising Stories)

Snow Angels

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Snow Angels A Story with activities from "Thinking Stories to Wake Up Your Mind" in which Alfred the Snow Angel finds his style of doing things at odds with the other angels. Addresses bullying and learning styles. 

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Categories: Story, Learning Styles, DT, Infant, Junior

Tags: Bullying Independent Learning Christmas Story

Alfred's Gift

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Alfreds Gift A Thinking Story with activities from "Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity" in which Alfred the Snow Angel finds himself banished to Earth and trying to find a place to stay. Addresses creativity and problem solving.

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Categories: Story, Creativity, Other Subject, Infant, Junior

Tags: Snow Angels Christmas Story

Snow Angels - Audio Versions

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Snow Angels - Audio Versions Two audio versions of the Thinking Story, Snow Angels, from Thinking Stories to Wake up your Mind.

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Categories: Story, Audio, Creativity, PSHE, Infant, Junior

Tags: Story Christmas Learning Styles

Snow Angels Artwork

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Snow Angels Artwork Original Illustration roughs from the stories Snow Angels and Alfred's Gift, published in Thinking Stories to Wake Up Your Mind and Surprising Stories. Use to build activities and displays around the stories.

Categories: Story, Learning Styles, DT, Infant, Junior

Tags: Bullying Independent Learning Christmas Story
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A Winter Tale:

A winter tale of pain and hope
(Taken from Surprising Stories) and yes, I'm still deciding if Nybor is male or female!

The Sparrow Who Swallowed a Sunset

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The Sparrow Who Swallowed a Sunset A Story with activities about a little bird in Winter who is rejected by his peers, sets off on a difficult journey, and struggles with the ultimate test. Use as a metaphor for new life, rebirth, death. Taken from "Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity".

Categories: Story, Skills-Based Learning, PSHE, Infant, Junior

Tags: Transition Christmas Bullying Easter Story
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The Sparrow Who Swallowed a Sunset - Audio

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The Sparrow Who Swallowed a Sunset - Audio A Thinking Story from Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity - Audio Version.

Categories: Story, Audio, Leadership, RE & Philosophy, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Story Thinking Stories Audio Leadership
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The Sparrow Who...Artwork

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The Sparrow Who...Artwork Original Illustration roughs from the story The Sparrow Who Swallowed a Sunset, published in Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity. Use to build activities and displays around the story.

Categories: Story, Skills-Based Learning, Art, Infant, Junior

Tags: Christmas Easter Bullying Transition Story
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Books:

Storyworld: Christmas Tales Cards
by John & Caitlin Matthews

Storyworld: Christmas Tales Cards <br>by John & Caitlin Matthews The perfect Christmas thinking skills resource.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Products, Creativity, Thinking Skills, English

Tags: Activity Christmas Story

Wise Words:

"Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind."
Mary Ellen Chase