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Fun activities for 7 - 9 year olds

Looking for homemade gifts to make with your child? Why not try making your own Christmas cards or a swirling, glittery snow globe with our activity ideas for 7-9 year olds.
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snow globe

Lucy's Magic Snow Globe is a magical Christmas story about a little girl who wishes on a snow globe. These easy to follow instructions will help your child to make their own swirling, glittery snow globe.
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christmas tree

How many triangles can your child see in this Christmas-themed maths puzzle? This is a great puzzle for a range of ages.
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make your own Christmas cards

There are so many creative ideas for DIY Christmas cards out there. Here are a couple of very simple ideas using fingerprinting that look good enough to send!
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Ideas to pass the time on a long car journey

Do you have a long car journey at Christmas? It's never long until you hear the fateful words ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ These ideas of how to pass the time on long journeys will have them begging to stay in the car!
• Listen to an audiobook like A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas or Enid Blyton's Christmas Stories.
• Take it in turns to tell a joke or riddle: try Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book.

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Car game: Twenty questions

In this game someone thinks of something to do with Christmas – it doesn’t need to be anything seen from the car – and everyone else has 20 questions to guess what it is. The questions can only have the answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ – e.g. ‘Is it a person?’ ‘Is it a thing?’ ‘Is it red?’ ‘Do we eat it?’. Can someone guess it in under 20 questions?


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