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  1. Christmas advent calendar • Click on the day you wish to uncover on the following main calendar page. • Click when prompted to uncover facts, activities and jokes. • When you have finished click ‘back’ to return to the main calendar page. Click to begin! 20039

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  3. December the 1st (24 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Santa has eight reindeer to help him pull his sleigh. Can you name them? Click to reveal the answer Go back 20039

  4. December the 1st (24 days to go) Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen Did you manage to name them all? Go back 20039

  5. December the 2nd (23 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Hanging up stockings comes from the Dutch custom of leaving shoes out filled with hay for St Nicholas’s donkeys. He would leave small gifts in return. What do you leave out for Santa and his reindeers? Go back 20039

  6. December the 3rd(22 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … On December 16th 1965 astronauts on-board the Gemini 6 space rocket sang ‘Jingle Bells’ back to Earth. Try a Christmas puzzle Go back 20039

  7. Christmas puzzle! In the famous song, the following gifts are given: 1 partridge in a pear tree, 2 Turtledoves, 3 French hens, 4 calling birds, 5 gold rings, 6 geese laying, 7 swans a’swimming, 8 maids a’milking, 9 ladies dancing, 10 lords leaping, 11 pipers piping 12 drummers drumming. Answer: There are 78 gifts given on the 12th day. Over the whole 12 days there are 364 gifts given. One for every day of the year. Isn’t that nice? How many gifts were given over the 12 days? (Think about the words of the song!) How many gifts were given on the 12th day of Christmas? Click for the answer Go back 20039

  8. December the 4th(21 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Christmas joke! In Iceland there are 13 Santas! What’s more, most of them are very naughty and play tricks on everyone in the house – like stealing your sheets before bed time. Tut tut! What’s brown, sugary and creeps around the Christmas dinner? Click to reveal answer! Mince spies! Go back 20039

  9. December the 5th(20 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Mini Christmas Craft Make hanging Christmas decorations for your tree by sticking the net of a shape to the reverse of Christmas wrapping paper. Just cut the net out, make the shape, add a ribbon bow and then add cotton thread. Phew! The first Christmas card was made in 1843 and was part of a print run of only 1000 cards. These days, over 1.9 BILLION are sent in the Europe alone! That’s 1,900,000,000 cards! For a little extra surprise on Christmas day, hide a sweet or a small gift inside your decoration! Go back 20039

  10. December the 6th(19 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … In 1647 Oliver ‘the Grinch’ Cromwell passed a law banning Christmas celebrations. The law wasn’t lifted until 1660! Christmas joke! “Can you smell carrots?” Click to reveal answer! What did one snowman say to the other snowman? Go back 20039

  11. December the 7th(18 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Christmas Music Just for fun, make up your own words for ‘Jingle Bells’. “... Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to ride, in a one-horse open sleigh!” When Prince Albert (Queen Victoria’s husband) began the British tradition of celebrating Christmas with a tree in 1850 he ordered that it be hung from the ceiling! Now get ready to sing your verse to the class! Everybody, all at once ... Wait for it ... Go! Go back 20039

  12. December the 8th(17 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Names for Santa around the world • Where in the world do they call Santa … • Kanakaloka • BabboNatale • Pere Noel • Hoteiosho? Santa has different names around the world – such as Weihenachtsmann in Germany and Grandfather Frost in Russia. Click to reveal the answer Go back 20039

  13. December the 8th(17 days to go) Names for Santa around the world In Hawaii he’s called Kanakaloka. In Italy he’s known as Babbo Natale. In France and Canada they call him Pere Noel. Hoteiosho is his name in Japan. But all around the world wherever you are Children love him! Go back 20039

  14. December the 9th(16 days to go) Interesting fact … The world’s largest Christmas stocking measured 32.56m long and 14.97m wide. It weighed as much as five reindeer and held over 1,000 presents! Go back 20039

  15. December the 10th(15 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Christmas character Imagine you are writing a story about Christmas. Santa-Claus (aka Father Christmas) is the hero, of course, but who would the baddy be? You have three minutes to think of a new Christmas baddy. What are they called and what do they do? Real reindeer can run for long periods at 25mph but in a sprint they can reach 50mph! Go back 20039

  16. December the 11th(14 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Christmas puzzle Try and write these words in a circle so that the last letter of one word matches the first letter of the next: Roast Excited Tree Dinner Have a go at these: Singing Starts Lights Grateful Answer: Tree – Excited – Dinner – Roast Stars – Singing – Grateful – Lights According to the weather people, it’s only a White Christmas if a snow flake falls on the roof of Met office in London. That’s only happened three times in the last century! Click for the answer Go back 20039

  17. December the 12th(13 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Christmas joke! Apparently, according to a survey, over 70% of dogs get Christmas presents from their owners! What should you say to Father Christmas when he takes the register? Click to reveal answer! “Present! ” Go back 20039

  18. December the 13th(12 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Christmas languages Choose one of these Christmas greetings to learn and use for the rest of the day: Bulgarian - Vesela Koleda Dutch - Zalig kerstfeest en Gelukkig Nieuwjaar Italian - Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo And for the really brave Zulu -Ngikufisela uKhisimusi oMuhle noNyaka oMusha oNempumelelo The biggest selling Christmas toys for the past 10 years were: iPad, Zhu Zhu pets, Biscuit – my lovin’ pup, iPod touch, PS3, Xbox360, Nintento DS and BeyBlades. Go back 20039

  19. December the 14th(11 days to go) Mathematicians have worked out that to deliver presents to all the world’s children, Santa has to travel at 650 miles per second and visit 822 homes every second of Christmas Eve! Go back 20039

  20. December the 15th(10 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … • Christmas craft: • Make your own feather Christmas tree • Make a cone shape using stiff green card. • Cover the cone with pva glue. • Glue feathers to the cone starting and the bottom completing one row at a time. • Glue on small pompoms as decorations. The first artificial Christmas trees where made in Germany out of dyed goose feathers. Go back 20039

  21. December the 16th(9 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … According to the Guinness world records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was over 220 foot. It was put on display in Seattle in America. If it takes 6 years to grow a 10 foot tree approximately how old was the tree when it was cut down? Go back 20039

  22. December the 17th(8 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Christmas challenge You have 2 minutes to make a list of films about Christmas (E.g. ‘The Grinch’ or ‘Frosty the Snowman’). Ready … Go! Score: 1-2 Better luck next time. 3-5 Average. 6-9 Pretty good. More than 10 – Christmas experts! Often people write ‘Xmas’ instead of ‘Christmas’. This isn’t just because it’s quicker to write – the letter ‘X’ actually means “Jesus Christ” in Greek. Go back 20039

  23. December the 18th(7 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Christmas riddle Which letter does the alphabet lose during Christmas? Before the turkey became popular for Christmas dinner in Britain, most people ate pig’s head and mustard! Bleugh! There’s no-L time during Christmas … Click to reveal answer! Go back 20039

  24. December the 19th(6 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Christmas challenge! Answer: Silent Night The Holly and the Ivy God Rest You Merry Gentlemen Name the famous Christmas songs: _ _ l _ _ _ _ _ _ _ t The _ _ _ _ _ and _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ d _ _ _ _ Y_ _ M_ _ _ _ G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ The first recorded Christmas in Britain was celebrated in 521AD (521 years after Jesus was born). Click for the answer Go back 20039

  25. December the 20th(5 days to go) Interesting Christmas fact … Christmas design Christmas is celebrated all over the world. In many places December 25th is very hot. In Australia, Christmas day is often spent at the beach! Design a Christmas card that might be sent in a tropical country. Merry Christmas! Have a happy Christmas and a marvellous New Year from all of your teachers! Ho! Ho! Ho! The biggest ever snowman was built in America in 1999. It was 34 meters tall. That’s as tall as a lighthouse! Go back 20039

  26. Eh? What are you doing here? Did you get locked in? The bad news is that you’ll be stuck here ‘till after Christmas. The good news is that there’s a sack of sprouts left over in the kitchen. Yum. Go back 20039