Fun Christmas online resources and activities for your classroom

Christmas is coming and Services to Schools has some wonderful books about the 'season to be jolly'. Everyone loves Christmas and it's always a term 4 favourite so our books are flying out of the doors quicker than Santa's reindeers!

Why not have a look at the great Christmas online resources and activities we've put together to help you and your school celebrate the festive season? You'll find websites covering Christmas food, Christmas games, Christmas crafts, the history of Christmas, Christmas around the world, and more!

The websites complement our books and add some interactive, joyous fun to this high-demand topic.

Close up of the crimson flower of a pohutukawa tree (Metrosideros excelsa)
Sure fire red by Chris Fort. Public domain.

Explore these websites for some great resources

ChristmasEncyclopedia Britannica's comprehensive entry on this topic.

Christmas for kids recipes — from the BBC, this web page provides 58 recipes to 'get little hands busy in the kitchen this Christmas'.

Christmas in New Zealand — Christmas in New Zealand is less about snow and sleigh bells and more about sun, sand, and barbecues in the backyard. New Zealand History provides a range of stories that showcase some of the quirkier aspects of Kiwi Christmases past and present.

How to make a Christmas pomander — follow these simple instructions from National Geographic Kids to make a super-scented orange and clove pomander!

How Christmas works — what do presents, three wise men, and Jesus have to do with each other anyway? Find out in this detailed topic overview from HowStuffWorks.

Northpole.comNorthpole.com describes itself as a 'child-safe, award-winning holiday site' that 'celebrates the holidays with dozens of activities for children and families'.

whychristmas?com — one of the largest Christmas information sites on the web, which answers your Christmas questions in a child-friendly, advert-free environment.

Use our Christmas Topic Explorer set too

Our Online Services team have curated a set of quality Christmas resources in Topic Explorer.

Enjoy your Christmas resources

If you've put in a Christmas loan request already, you can look forward to an amazing collection of books across our fiction and non-fiction collection arriving soon.

The Christmas links in this blog are an added bonus for bringing some Christmas cheer into your classroom!

By Melissa Spark

Melissa is a Librarian in the Reading Services for Schools team.

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