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CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES TEACHER’S NOTES

CHRISTMAS BATTLESHIPS (page 2)
Tell children that it’s a night before Christmas. Children are alone at home and they start looking for presents hidden by their parents/ Santa Claus. 1. Children work in pairs. Give child A worksheet A and child B worksheet B. 2. Each student places ‘presents’ on his worksheet. Explain that unlike in the original battleships game each object can take only one field in the grid. 3. Pre-teach : hit and sunk – trafiony i zatopiony, missed - pudło 4. Students play battleships to find their presents. They need to ask questions eg. Is it under a sofa? Is it on the bookshelf? When they hear “ sunk’ they have to ask What is it? and they draw their present in the right field . 5. When the game is over ask children what they have got.

CHRISTMAS BINGO (page 3)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Give each child a copy of the Bingo worksheet with words from four categories PEOPLE/ANIMALS, ACTIONS, THINGS and PLACES. Tell the students to look at the list, read the words. Explain new vocabulary. Tell the children to circle 5 words from each category. Start the game by saying a sentence which consists of one word from each category eg. Mum is decorating Christmas tree in the living room. Students must cross out the words they hear (mum, decorate, Christmas tree, living room). Choose one student to form the next sentence from the words from the worksheet and say it. The game continues, each time a different student says a sentence. The winner is the student who first crosses out 20 words which s/he circled at the beginning of the game.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY FEUD
This is an English version of the popular TV show Familiada. Before you start the game, think of a prize for the winners! 1. Divide students into two teams. Each team has to appoint its captain. 2. Start the game by asking the first question. The captains stand on two sides of your desk. They show they know the answer by hitting the desk with their hand. Check their answers versus the ones on your sheet. The team that got more points for their captain’s answer starts the game. 3. Ask the questions .Write answers on the board. Add –up points. QUESTIONS: What is the most popular Christmas present? games - 23 cars - 18 dolls - 14 sweets - 8 books - 6 What is children’s favourite Christmas snack? sweets - 29 chocolate - 28 cakes - 19 gingerbread cookies - 18 oranges - 7 What is children’s favourite Christmas activity? opening presents - 35 decorating Christmas tree - 27 eating sweets, gingerbread cookies, chocolate – 20 singing carols – 5 making a snowman - 3 4. What is the most expensive Christmas decoration? Christmas tree – 22 lights – 20 bells – 17 angels - 12 candles - 9 What is the most popular Christmas colour (eg. for decorations)? white – 25 red – 23 gold – 18 silver - 16 green – 7 Who is the most popular guest at Christmas dinner? grandmother – 32 grandfather – 26 aunt – 14 uncle – 7 cousins - 6
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7) (a one lesson project) 2 CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES .TEACHER’S NOTES Oxford university press .Copy one Santa’s sleigh and 9 reindeer for each child or pair of children. HELP SANTA WITH HIS REINDEER (pages 4 .

doesn’t show it anyone. At the end of the game. When they finish saying sentences give points: 2 points for the person who first finishes drawing. Ss use the letters to form the word CHRISTMAS 2. Each task comes on a separate sheet. Ss write a Christmas shopping list 3. assigning each part to a different team. You can even draw a frame to make it more real. The aim of the game is to guess the word using not more than 20 questions (keep the record on the board). Choose the first volunteer and ask him/her to come to the front of the class. After the students complete all the tasks they get a bonus – an extra reindeer. (Of course. 5. His sleigh is filled with presents but he can’t find his reindeer. The cards can be displayed face up in front of each player. Help him do the tasks one task for each reindeer. 3. 6. count the points. Can you eat it? The student in front of the class can only say yes/ no. the sentence they say must describe the picture they have drawn). Ss read a text a and draw a picture on the basis of it. CHRISTMAS 20 QUESTIONS (page 8) 1. The students from each team who have a card with this word must run to the board and draw this thing. S/he sits in front of the rest of the class. Explain that each part of the board is a Christmas photograph. Give each team the same set of Christmas word cards. They have all hidden themselves. The volunteer picks one card. All new elements added to the photograph must fit the picture. 2. Oxford university press CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES . Copy the worksheet and cut the words. They have wings. 7. Ss plan a list of presents for a family from Oxford 4. The winner is the team with the highest score. CHRISTMAS EVE PHOTOGRAPH (page 8) 1. define another word and the students run and draw again. Next. 6. The picture should be the first element of a Christmas photo. 4. When they stand up and run they shouldn’t call out the name of the word in English. Ss write out the names of things in the Advent Calendar. 5. Each child (or a pair of students) gets a picture of sleigh and Santa. 8. The game continues until all words are used up. put them face down on the desk. 12. Start the game. 10. Tasks: 1. 11. 9. 3. The student in front can tell them one sentence which might help but shouldn’t be too obvious eg. 5. 8. Children do the tasks. 4. Ss draw things to decorate Santa’s room. If the word is CANDLE they can say: There are five candles on the table. If the class is in real trouble and can’t think of any more questions they can ‘buy’ a hint. Using given letters Ss write a Christmas card. Students should shuffle the cards and deal them so that everyone in the team has a few cards. When the students finish drawing they must say one sentence about their word eg. Divide the blackboard /white board into two parts. Ss complete a letter to Santa. The hints ‘costs’ 3 questions. 7. Divide the class into two teams. On the board write the names of reindeer and give each of them a number. Give a definition of one of the words from the set. 1 point for the student who finishes later. The whole class can ask him yes/no questions eg. This is Rudolf and children can draw his big red nose. Give half of the points if there are major mistakes in the sentences.TEACHER’S NOTES 3 . They will only come out if Santa completes 8 tasks. For each completed task they get a picture of 1 reindeer which they stick onto their picture and write his name underneath.Introduction: Santa Claus is getting ready for his journey. 2.

2. Explain the aim of the activity. a copy of a board with words and an empty grid with categories. 20 minutes. 4. 4. Students place their counters on START. 2. The first students rolls the dice and moves his/her counter in any direction on the board. S/he marks the square where s/he lands with a cross in his/her colour and writes this word to an appropriate category in the grid below. check the answers with the class. CHRISTMAS CROSSWORD – WHICH CLUE IS IT? (page 10) 1. CHRISTMAS MAZE (page 9) 1. Display the works in the class. 8. . 5. Each student gets a point for placing a word in a correct category. Possible moves from the present location: NEXT MOVE NEXT MOVE NEXT MOVE 6. The winner is the student with the highest score. Each time they can move from one word to another vertically. 2. You can’t cross the word which has already been crossed. The team with the highest score wins. Each team reads other groups’ story. horizontally or vertically. 7. check the answers with the class. 3. Give each pair a dice. Give each group an A3 piece of paper and small pieces of paper. 3. 6. Explain the rules: students must go through a maze of Christmas words from START(top left-hand square) to FINISH (right bottom-hand square). 2. Set the time limit. As a follow-up. During the game set two dictionary times (1 minute long) when students can check the words in the dictionary or in their books. Students work in pairs or groups. Give each pair a copy of a worksheet. Set the time limit eg. NEXT MOVE YOUR WORD NEXT MOVE NEXT MOVE NEXT MOVE NEXT MOVE The game continues with the next student rolling the dice. The list of the sentences is below the maze. 10. Students should make a picture of each word from the list on an index card. 9. Give each group a copy of a worksheet with the possible titles of the story and the list of the words (optionally you can write it on the board). Give each pair/group a copy of a crossword and a list of clues. CHRISTMAS WORDS . counters. The story should be written on A3 pieces of paper. After a set limit of time.WHERE DOES THIS WORD BELONG? (page 11) 1. The index card should be then stuck on the word on the story board (A 3 piece of paper) with a sticky tape. Students work in pairs or small groups. you can organise a competition. Students work in pairs. 7. Students must work out which clue goes with which word and write the references on the clue list eg. Tell each student in a pair to take a marker/pen in a different colour. When the time is over. Possible moves from the present location: NEXT MOVE NEXT MOVE NEXT MOVE NEXT MOVE YOUR WORD NEXT MOVE NEXT MOVE NEXT MOVE NEXT MOVE The word which they choose next must fit into the next sentence. 5. 3. Students work in pairs. 5. They get a point for every correct word they ‘read’ from illustration.CHRISTMAS STORY (page 8) 1. Each time they can move from one word to another vertically. The pictures must be stuck only at the top so that you can lift the picture and read the word that it represents. 4. 1 DOWN. Students can’t go though the same square twice in one move. Students choose a title and write a short Christmas story. horizontally or vertically.