If you read our blog on things to make with your kids at Christmas you’ll have no doubt gathered we are right in the holiday spirit at the moment. So much so we’ve written another blog about school life in the build up to Christmas. Kids are counting the minutes until they break up for the holidays so remind them of the following things they have to look forward to before the last day of term.

  • School nativity: Kids love getting dressed up and putting on a performance at Christmas, especially if they bag one of the lead roles in the annual nativity play. Tell your little ‘Joseph’ or ‘Mary’ you can’t wait to see them in action and see the huge smile that appears on their face.
  • Christmas carol concert: If you don’t feel very Christmassy at the moment watch a school carol concert and it’ll put you right in the festive spirit. Point out to your children how much fun it is to sing ‘Oh little Town of Bethlehem’ or ‘Silent Night’ and enjoy it when they are practicing ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ around the house.
  • School party: Normally a non-uniform day and kids get to tuck into party food, play games and Santa might even pay a visit a well. If the school party doesn’t make them happy, nothing will!
  • Christmas lunch: Tasty turkey, roast potatoes and all the trimmings are something to look forward at lunch time on the last week of school. The traditional Christmas dinner is normally dished up a couple of days before the school closes for the yuletide period so it’s always a popular occasion to cross off the advent calendar.
  • Last day! How exciting is this day? Cast your mind back to when you were at school and how giddy you felt on the last day of term. It’s rare if you do any work on the last day before the Christmas break, it’s more likely your kids will be watching The Snowman on DVD or playing games they have brought in from home.