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This literacy teaching pack for the Foundation Stage gets the children to design and make some cracker decorations that can be used for a family Christmas dinner. The class can select jokes and make models of toys to place inside their cracker decoration shapes.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to design and make some cracker decorations that can be used for a family Christmas dinner

Learning Objectives

Tries to capture experiences, using a variety of different media. Relates a narrative of a personal experience.

Learning Outcomes

I can make a model of something used by a family to celebrate a special occasion. I can explain what happens in my family at Christmas.

Christmas Crackers

Teaching sequence to help the children design and make some cracker decorations that can be used for a family Christmas dinner

Cracker Jokes

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children match questions and answers for different jokes that could be used inside crackers

Cracker Instructions

Shared reading text for whole class discussion to help children design and make some cracker decorations that can be used for a family Christmas dinner

Christmas Plate

Template to help children select and record the design for a dinner plate that can be used by a family at Christmas

Christmas Crackers

Interactive activity to help the children design and make some cracker decorations that can be used for a family Christmas dinner

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to design and make some cracker decorations that can be used for a family Christmas dinner

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