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.
9 - 10 December 2023
Elevate your embroidery skills in this exclusive two-day festive-themed course led by experts from Hand & Lock, London’s premier embroidery house.
10 December 2023, 11.00am
Listen to the Chelsea Pensioner Singers performing Christmas carols live at the National Army Museum.
10 December 2023, 6.30pm
Put on your dancing shoes for an evening of seasonal swing at our Christmas-themed 1940s dance night.
20 December 2023
Sing, play and create with your little ones at these fun, sensory sessions, perfect for ages 2 to 5.
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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