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Activities to get you in the Christmas spirit

Posted on 13th of December 2021

At Pilgrims, we are feeling festive! Santa has been to visit, we have indulged in Christmas lunch and we have been singing lots of carols. Here, Mrs Webster, Headteacher at Pilgrims School, shares some fun and festive activities that will keep the Christmas spirit going at home throughout the holidays.

We all love Christmas and there are so many themed activities for the children to do during the Christmas break that will keep them learning. Help them to stay in the festive spirit with these home activities and days out this holiday.

Home activities

If you haven’t already put your tree up, why not decorate it together as a family? When it’s up, you can help your children to make their own tree decorations, such as lollipop stick snowflakes, twig reindeer ornaments or cinnamon stick trees.

While there’s always the traditional paper chain decorations to put up around the house, children can also create their own artwork. For example, they could make a thumbprint Christmas tree using paint or ink, cut out and put together a handprint wreath or paint their feet to create a mistletoes keepsake.

Paper plates create endless opportunities for kids crafts. The children could make a paper plate Santa Claus, a paper plate ornament or even paper plate Christmas masks!

Christmas is also the perfect time to do some cooking and baking at home. In addition to the traditional Christmas cake and Yule logs, why not try Mrs Bhogal’s Christmas shortbread recipe?

Days out in and around Bedford

When you are finishing off your Christmas shopping at the Harpur Centre, make sure you visit Santa in his Grotto, where you will receive a special gift and can even buy a photo with the big man himself! Prices start from £4.

If your child is an animal fanatic, Woburn Safari Park residents will be enjoying some festive treats! Younger children can enjoy creating their very own Christmas crafts, while the older children will be making special Christmas-themed enrichment for some of the animals at the park.

We all love a Pantomime at Christmas, (oh yes we do!) and Bedford Corn Exchange are putting on Beauty and the Beast this year! Book your tickets for a fun, festive treat.

We would love to see what you get up to over Christmas, so why not share your ideas and pictures with our closed Facebook group? Or, if you are happy to have your photos shared, send them to our public Facebook and Twitter pages.

So, from all of us at Pilgrims, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!