Free Christmas Story & Activities

Hey this is my first blog from the laptop so trying to locate where everything is.

Below should be attached the download of a free christmas story and activity workbook/printables (I have no idea how it works as a complete luddite and its all voodoo to me so bare with me while I get The Man to try and sort it out).

A friend and I began planning a christmas unit for December; and whilst collecting activities for it I realised it would be nice for the kids to have a story which ran alongside (similar to the Passports to Adventure unit we have been using this year byΒ  The Waldock Way.

And so began A Naughty Elf’s Tale. I wrote it primarily for my children (hence the toilet humour) but wanted to share it in case anyone else found it useful πŸ™‚ the story follows different elves as well as Father Christmas and Mrs Claus as they prepare for Christmas Eve; but their plans are hindered by a naughty elf’s antics. I tried to add a moral of forgiveness and second chances as well as teamwork and love but it may just all come out as complete twaddle lol! Anyways at the end of each chapter is an activity which entwines with the story. I tried to do a variety of activities; maths, literacy, art, crafts, design, cooking and science. Please feel free to download and use as suits you; my plan is to start the last week of November and try and do a chapter + activity a day, although knowing me this will all go out the window and end up trying to cram 15 chapters and activities into one day.

It is my first time doing anything like this and I apologise now for the dodgy drawing on page 5 (hard to believe I have an art degree eh) I should note that the images aren’t my own and were sourced off of Google; I had planned for The Man to do sketches for each chapter but for some reason he hasn’t been as enthusiastic as me about it…

I apologise now for any spelling/grammar mistakes; I haven’t had a chance to get anyone to proof read it for me and needed to get it up so that I can get on with other things and not be so hyper focused on it. As I said earlier it’s the first time I have done anything like this so still trying to find my feet; but any feedback would be gratefully appreciated πŸ™‚

A Naughty Elf’s Tale (Chatty Zebra) (compressed)

Love Zo x

13 Replies to “Free Christmas Story & Activities”

  1. I’ve read chapters 1 and 2 so far and I love it, especially reading the importance of handwriting!
    Lovely mix so far of magic and serious tasks, well done!

    ! I bet your two will love this (if they haven’t already had a sneak peek!) πŸ’›

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    1. Thank you!! I really struggled with the first chapter (maths is so not my thing!) so wasn’t sure if anyone would get past it πŸ˜‚ I kept wanting to trial it on them first but then remembered it’s going to be their Christmas unit work so couldn’t! X

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  2. On chapter 10 wow Zo I’m loving this. Hard to out down actually!
    I am really liking the Halloween Christmas crossover with the epidemic of ’76 πŸ˜‚
    I love the elvish name alliterations and the imagery is superb.

    I am now thinking of giving your story to Mmunch to read as inspiration of you don’t mind as I have set him a Christmas term task of composing his own Christmas Carol/song probably for clarinet but also possibly guitar…

    πŸ’›

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  3. Awww thank you so so much!!! πŸ€— so glad it reads ok; my mum was the only person to read it but I did wonder if it was a case of β€˜my mummy says I write good’ πŸ˜‚

    Of course! Please feel free to use it how suits you best 😁 xx

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    1. Thankyou. I believe this is the inspiration i was looking for for him.
      Loved the 🐧penguins and Mmunch definitely will. I’m
      you have a real talent.
      I know you were worried about mistakes etc but the story really does flow well and the activities are perfectly placed.

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