The Extraordinary World of Maths: Christmas Crackers Maths Teaching Resource

With December being such a busy time, our Christmas Crackers Maths teaching activity allows you to maintain a maths buzz around the school in the last weeks of term in a way that’s fun, seasonal and flexible enough to meet every teacher’s needs. Elton Elf is stranded in New York – and won’t be able to make his way around the globe and back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve without your pupils’ support. To succeed, the children will find themselves using a range of maths skills to crack five different Christmas codes, all differentiated for age from Nursery to Year 6. The challenges don’t need to be tackled all in one go, allowing individual teachers to slot them into their schedules however they please – and come with short opening and closing “video letters” from Elton himself!
And don’t forget that we have a wonderful range of in-person Christmas programmes, too.  All firmly rooted in the curriculum, these include: The Santa Challenge (Maths), A Christmas Celebration in Rhyme (literacy), The Great Christmas Science Quiz (science) and A Victorian Christmas (history). Find out more about our in-person Christmas school workshops here. 

Christmas Crackers is available to download from As Creatives Connect for £25  -