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Christmas at the Front - Learning activities

Thérèse Perrault - Dear Santa

In December 1944, Thérèse Perrault was nine years old, and although her belief in Santa Claus was not as strong as before, she still sent him several letters all the same.

‘Dear Me’ – Wish letters and shoebox wishes

At Christmas time, have your students write a ‘Dear Me’ letter to themselves. Then collect all of the letters and keep them until June in order to return them to your students before the end of the school year.

Humanitarian aid tree

The holiday season is a time for gift giving. Wouldn’t it be a fitting time to remember those who serve in the Canadian Armed Forces and give so much? Make a tree with humanitarian aid ornaments, to highlight gifts given to people in need, here in Canada and around the world.

Giving, not getting

There’s a lot to love about the holidays: the lights, the concerts, the music, the cookie decorating... and the list goes on. However, are your students too focused on the "gimme" elements of the holiday season? This season is also an ideal time to instil the spirit of giving in children.

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