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Christmas

Make Your Own Gift Tin

Make Your Own Gift Tin
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Make Your Own Gift Tin

Get creative with this festive activity inspired by the Princess Mary Gift Tins given to soldiers in the First World War. It's perfect for storing your Christmas treats.

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Explore Christmas stories

Christmas greetings from the front line

Christmas greetings from the front line

Here we look at some of the Christmas cards sent by soldiers during the First World War, and how they helped ease the pressures of life on the front line.

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Christmas in the trenches, 1915

A First World War Christmas

Soldiers throughout the First World War found ways to maintain morale and mark the festive season while separated from their loved ones.

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Parliamentarian soldiers at a tavern, c1645

The war on Christmas

In 1647, Christmas was almost cancelled as the Long Parliament and its army tried to banish all festivities that smacked against the sober Puritan values of the period.

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Explore Christmas learning resources

Operation Science: Supply Drop
Video

KS2-KS3 (Ages 7 to 14)

Operation Science: Supply Drop

Explore the science behind parachutes and see how well Brussel sprouts can fly in this festive-themed video.

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Parachute mission
Home Activity

KS2 (Ages 7 to 11)

Parachute mission

What material, shape and design makes the best parachute? Have a go at making your own mini-parachute at home in this fun family activity.

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Make Your Own Gift Tin
Home Activity

KS1-KS2 (Ages 5 to 11)

Make Your Own Gift Tin

Discover the story of the Princess Mary Gift Tin in this festive First World War activity.

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