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.
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.
Soldiers throughout the First World War found ways to maintain morale and mark the festive season while separated from their loved ones.
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.
KS2-KS3 (Ages 7 to 14)
Explore the science behind parachutes and see how well Brussel sprouts can fly in this festive-themed video.
KS2 (Ages 7 to 11)
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.
KS1-KS2 (Ages 5 to 11)
Discover the story of the Princess Mary Gift Tin in this festive First World War activity.
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