From festive performances to arts and crafts lessons and parties to presents, Christmas has a lot to offer kids of all ages. Most of us will have fond memories of being a donkey or angel in the Christmas play, and pretty much everyone will remember the carols they sang, the cards they made and the fun they had at school in the festive season. In fact, for many primary school kids, this is the very best time of year.

Festive plays

There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline kick you get from performing in your very first school play. The rehearsals, the costumes, the audience and the applause all go towards creating a unique event. As well as being a fun and exciting experience, school plays can give kids a real confidence boost. If your child really shines you never know, this could be the start of their future career.

Arts and Crafts

A lot of primary schools in the UK put time aside to help kids make their own Christmas cards and festive gifts. Kids love these creative sessions for a number of reasons. Not only do they provide a fun alternative to maths, English and science, arts and crafts sessions also give them the opportunity to learn new skills, flex their creative muscles and indulge their imaginations. What’s more, kids will have something to show at the end of the school day and parents will have some unique creations to treasure forever.

Playing in the snow

Playing in the snow is even more fun when you have friends to share it with. If there’s a blizzard when kids are in the classroom, they’ll often have the chance to get out and play in the white stuff during break time. This can create wonderful memories and give primary schools kids the chance to get out and get active.

Fun lessons

Though a lot of teachers try to make learning fun throughout the year, the lessons in the run up to Christmas are often the most relaxed and enjoyable. The last lesson before the holidays is generally dedicated to games, present giving or other fun activities. This takes the pressure off of aspiring academics and gives them the opportunity to really enjoy their day at school.

Staying healthy in the winter months

Even though it’s cold outside, hydration is just as important for primary school children as it is in the summer months. Children need to make sure they drink plenty of water when they’re taking part in activities, especially when they’re being physically active.

When children are outside playing, they also need to be equipped with adequate footwear and winter warmers. This is particularly important in the rain and snow.

To learn more about the importance of hydration, or to find out how we can help boost hydration levels in your school, get in touch with a member of our team today.