Here are five Christmas activities I’ve used over the last few years! Nothing very original I’m afraid, but then again Christmas isn’t, is it? Feel free to take your pick!
1. Christmas greetings from Santa
2. Christmas questions
Put your students in pairs or small groups and ask them to discuss the following questions.
3. Christmas definition game
Put your students in two teams and give oral definitions of the items in the Wordle below. Students identify the words. Award points for correct answers.
4. Retelling Mr Bean
Bean is Back! Take advantage of a whole new generation that don’t have the faintest idea who Mr Bean was!
Put your students in pairs. Student A watches 00:00 – 03:38 and describes what happens to student B. Student B then watches 03:38 – 08:00 and explains to student A. Pre-teach any vocabulary you feel necessary e.g. mousetrap, turkey, stuffing, cracker etc.
5. Best Christmas song ever!
I make no apologies for this! George Michael is The Chosen One and your students should be informed even if their parents weren’t even a twinkle in their grandparents’ eyes in 1984! Gapped lyrics here (tell your students not to panic at the number of gaps in the chorus, they will hear it several times).