Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Make Easy Holiday Arts & Crafts

December 14th, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, December 14, 2019, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Make a Pomander Ball

(www.instructables.com/id/Pomander-ball-Christmas-gift/)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

There’s still time to make artistic holiday decorations and gifts. Check out this site and more!

Take an orange, stud it with cloves, tie a ribbon around it – and presto! – you’ve made an aromatic decoration or gift. This site has simple instructions illustrated with pictures.

And here are some more Fun Family Crafts. Choose from: 

  • Quilled Poinsettia Card
  • Tissue Paper Tassel Garland
  • Simple Winter Village Houses
  • Christmas Pom Pom Photo Frame
  • and many more!

Make Candles!

Build a Mini Gingerbread House!


Fun for the whole family!

Fun Christmas Village Virtual Tour

December 13th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, December 13, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Ogden’s Christmas Village

(https://christmasvillagemap.ogdencity.com/)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Take a fun journey through a Christmas Village with this website. Since its beginning in 1962, visitors to downtown Ogden, Utah, have enjoyed the display of a “dazzling winter wonderland set aglow with Christmas lights and a unique setting of cottages modeled after Santa’s village at the North Pole.”

There are a few ways to navigate the tour: 

  • Use the arrows on the sides of the images to move back and forth through the images.
  • Click a number on the map to see the building’s display.
  • Use the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen to select an image.

Each cottage includes its name, sponsor, and most have the date when it was built. A sampling of cottages you will see are: 

  • Carnegie Free Library
  • North Pole Express
  • AmeriCan-Fix-It Ski Shop
  • The Church of Hope
  • Nani’s Cottage
  • Nutcracker Nook
  • Polarview Manor
  • Santa’s Garage
  • Frosty’s Firehouse

And over 50 more whimsically themed displays.

If you live near Ogden, Utah, the village is traditionally open from the Saturday after Thanksgiving through January 1.

This simple and fun little tour is a nice addition to your holidays.

Christmas Traditions Around the World

December 12th, 2019

 

It’s Thursday, December 12, 2019, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Christmas Traditions Around the World

(www.santas.net/aroundtheworld.htm)

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

Discover the multitude of Christmas traditions from all over the world with this page from the larger Santa’s Net website.

Learn: 

  • What is Twelfth Day, Sinterklass Eve, Ganna, Kwanzaa, Carols by Candlelight, the Little Feast, and other winter holidays
  • Who are Viejito Pascuero, Christkind, Pere Noel, Lan Khoong, Nisse, Julebukk and Father Christmas
  • What happens at Christmas in Bethlehem
  • What dates are Christmas holidays observed in other countries
  • What types of food are eaten especially for Christmas
  • How to say “Merry Christmas” in different languages
  • And much more.

With over 70 countries to explore, this website makes a great addition to your geography studies around the holidays.

Read the Christmas story in comic book style

December 11th, 2019

 

It’s Wednesday, December 11, 2019, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The First Christmas Story

(www.whychristmas.com/christmasstory/)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Created by James Cooper from the UK, this Christmas story can be read comic book style.


When you get to the site, the ‘comic book’ is ready to read. Click on the right arrow to go to the next page. 

When you are through, go to the main site of Why Christmas? It’s kid-friendly and explores all things Christmas. Use the links in the upper menu to select from: 

  • Christmas Traditions and Customs – Learn all about when the Christmas season is celebrated, the traditions of candles, candy canes, Christmas cards, carols, mistletoe, St. Nicholas, Santa Claus, and Father Christmas and so much more
  • Christmas Around the World – Discover how Christmas is celebrated in countries around the world
  • The Christmas Story – Read, listen, and/or watch the full Christmas story.
  • Christmas Fun and Activities – Activities include an online Christmas tree to decorate, a nativity scene to build either online or downloadable, word searches and a crossword puzzle, Christmas desktop wallpaper, and loads of other creative and fun activities

After browsing through all that is available, be sure to add to your fun by selecting the “Christmas Karaoke” image on the home page. You will be taken to another website, Tis the Season to be Singing, where you and your family can sing along to over 50 Christmas Carols and songs.

See How Glass Ornaments Are Made & More!

December 6th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, December 6, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

How It’s Made

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h28d_rc1OM0)

Age Range: 8 and up (Grades 3 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

This “How It’s Made” video explains how glass Christmas ornaments are made.

This video demonstrates how glass blowers create Christmas tree ornament bulbs and figurines, and then shows how they are colored and decorated. You’ll also discover how the stems are made and capped before the ornament is boxed and shipped to stores.

And here are other Christmas-related “How’s It’s Made” videos: 
  
How Artificial Christmas Trees Are Made

This video shows how artificial Christmas trees are made, including building the steel framework. You’ll find out how sheets of green PVC plastic are shredded to make simulated pine needles. Watch, as workers crimp the artificial foliage together, assemble branches, and attach them to the framework to build a holiday tree.

How Candy Canes Are Made

Watch how the dough is mixed, shaped, colored, cut, wrapped, and shaped again to make candy canes!

Christmas Science

December 3rd, 2019

 

It’s Tuesday, December 3, 2019, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Science Sparks – Christmas Science

(www.science-sparks.com/christmas-science/)

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

We’ve recently reviewed other parts of this website but we thought with the season upon us it would be appropriate to spotlight these 20 Christmas-themed science experiments.

You’ll find experiments for the kitchen, the playroom and even outside. These are fun and there is something here that everyone will enjoy!

In the kitchen enjoy these: 

  • Make some spiced apple cider and explore filtering at the same time.
  • Make lovely mint-flavored chocolate leaves and learn about changes of state.
  • Create fizzing Christmas trees or gingerbread men.

In the playroom try: 

  • a Christmas themed magnet or marble maze.
  • How about making jumping snowmen or Christmas trees using static electricity?
  • Designing some symmetrical Christmas trees.
  • Making a Christmas-themed Optical Illusion.

Outside explore: 

  • Create wonderful ice ornaments.
  • Work out how tall your Christmas tree is without measuring it.

There is much more here including activities for younger children. Bookmark this page and use it throughout the holiday season.

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