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Advent Calendar ELT Activities

Who can resist the daily surprises Advent Calendars hide behind their small doors? They not only count the days till Christmas but they are great fun too so why not use them in the classroom?

photo by jill111
In the calendar that follows there is a new activity behind each door, from crossword puzzles and trivia quizes to filling in Christmas songs lyrics and making easy Christmas crafts.

Day 1: This is Britain Christmas video 
Day 2: Print and solve a crossword
Day 3: Make easy candy cane sleighs to give as Christmas presents
Day 4: Print and solve a Christmas cloze 
Day 5: Write an email to Santa
Day 6: What are you going to do this Christmas? Online matching activity
Day 7: Solve an online Christmas Crossword Puzzle
Day 8: Play a Christmas quiz with your friends
Day 9: Make a pop-up Christmas card
Day 10: Make a sock snowman
Day 11: Fill in the missing lyrics of Last Christmas (online game)
Day 12: Play a Christmas quiz with your friends
Day 13: Another online Christmas crossword puzzle
Day 14: Write some Christmas cards
Day 15: Fill in the lyrics of All I want for Christmas (online game)
Day 16: Watch Mr Bean's Christmas
Day 17: Listen and watch the story "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr Seuss
Day 18: How do people around the world celebrate Christmas? 
Day 19: Read and listen to the story "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens (abridged)
Day 20: Read and listen to the story "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry (abridged)
Day 21: Christmas shopping in London! (British Council video and activities)
Day 22: One more song to fill in (Santa Claus is coming to town)
Day 23: one day left (no school) 

Share it with your students and make sure you come back everyday! The activities are suitable for young teens from A2 to B1+ level of English. 

You can always make your own in or in, for free without registration. The specific calendars can also be turned into wonderful collaborative tasks in eTwinning projects.


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