Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Jamboree of Christmas Activities - How many days until Christmas Day? With Angeliki Voreopoulou

The anticipation of Christmas can be exploited and enhanced by creating with ourstudents a Christmas Advent Calendar.  This Calendar will not reveal chocolate treatsand candies but activities that will enhace Christmas spirit along with opportunities topractice English language.

Exploit Christmas anticipation by creating an Advent Calendar that will enhance Xmasspirit along with  English language!

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A Jamboree of Christmas Activities - Rain deer headband with Vasiliki Papadopoulou Maria Spiliotopoulou

How we can make a rain deer Christmas craft.
 It will be a headband out of cardboard.

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A Jamboree of Christmas Activities - Christmas Cooking in the Classroom with Despina Karamitsou

How recipes can be used to teach Christmas vocabulary and vice versa.
Let's make a tasty snowman, next to a mouthwatering Christmas tree and devourdelicious gifts all wrapped with love.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

A Jamboree of Christmas Activities - Xmas Crafts in my classroom with Evgenia Chonta

Find out the benefits of craft plus a couple of ideas to use in class.

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A Jamboree of Christmas Activities - Santa Claus "Ho Ho Ho" quiz with Lana Lemeshko

First I'd like to mention that the idea is not mine, I've taken it from one of the members ofESL Printables, I've adjusted it to the level and needs of my students (Pro[ciency level,getting ready for taking ECPE test). Students are divided into two teams and each teamis given 10 cards with prompts - word description. All the deciphered words have "ho" inthem. Like this we revise some of the vocabulary that students have been taught(HOspitable, HOstile, HOof, HOarse, HOver, HOmicide, HOrn, sHOwy, HOmesick,sHortcoming). Both teams look at the cards and have to come up with the correct word.Whichever team got all the words correct frst wins.

Ho Ho Ho - Santa Claus is here to help us revise vocabulary.

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A Jamboree of Christmas Activities - Christmas Carols Hunt with Ourania Repanou

The students solve riddles or answer questions related to Christmas and every time theyanswer correctly they collect part of the lyrics of a popular Christmas song which iswritten on a piece of paper. The questions and lyrics are placed in numbered envelopeswhich are scattered around the class/school. The correct answer leads to the nextenvelope, where the lyrics and another riddle is found. If students give a wrong answerthey will be led to an empty envelope, so they will have to reconsider their choice. Thegame continues until students have collected all the pieces of paper. They then have toput them in the correct order and sing the song.

An exciting game which reinforces reading, speaking, team work and fun!

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A Jamboree of Christmas Activities - If I lived in a Snowglobe with Marianthi Tachatou

A fun Christmas activity combining grammar and creative writing with an interesting Christmas craft!

 The aims of the activity are:  
  • To practise the 2nd conditional.
  • To practise the verbs of senses.
  • To engage in creative writing. 
  • To have fun creating an impressive Christmas craft.     

The materials that we need are:
  • Black paper (canson type) or whatever colour you like.
  • Plastic bowls.
  • The writing template (on the internet). 
  • A small photo of each student. 
  • Coloured pencils or crayons. 
  • Artificial snow. 


We put the bowl and the template together and we cut the canson paper accordingly or let the students do it! We hand out  the  template and students stick it to the bottom. We read  the sentences and elicit answers. We can write some suggestions on the board for weaker students. We read the sentences and elicit answers. We can write some suggestions on the board for weaker students. Then, students write their  answers,  stick  their  photo  in  the  middle  of  the  snowglobe  and  draw  a  Christmas  scenery. Alternatively  they  can  draw  themselves  on  a  piece  of  paper.  Finally,  we put  some  snow  in  the  middle and glue the plastic bowl. Our snowglobes are ready!  We can display them in the form of a Christmas tree on the school notice board.

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