PROMISE TOKEN TEMPLATE
This Christmas, why not give someone a promise instead of a gift!
Download our template, which was produced a couple of years ago, for a wonderful alternative to giving a bought present - a unique, thoughtful gift!
KINDNESS ADVENT CALENDARS – FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN
For children (includes option to create your own): http://wondermomwannabe.com/random-acts-kindness-christmas-calendar-kids/
For older children & adults - www.actionforhappiness.org/kindness-calendar
ADDING A GLOBAL DIMENSION TO WINTER
At this time of year, many schools, youth groups, etc, have a very festive feel - why not add a global dimension as well!
Download our useful information sheet - which also contains many money-saving festive ideas! (Please note: This sheet was produced a couple of years ago - so the footer shows our old address!)
OUR TOP TIPS FOR A HAPPY AND ETHICAL CHRISTMAS
FACT: You don’t have to spend money to have a wonderful Christmas! Download our top tip sheet here.
Think Global & Ethical Shop partnership: http://ethicalshop.org/our-partners/es-thinkglobal/christmas.html
Ethical gifts: think of others when you think of others this Christmas
Lendwithcare offers ethical alternatives to traditional gifts, so you can help budding entrepreneurs across the globe
Radi-Aid: Why not show this Christmas video in your classroom to kick off a discussion about stereotypes! https://www.facebook.com/AfricaForNorway/videos/1351827511496195/
Introducing the newest innovation within the fields of charity and technology: Save a Norwegian now. Change A Life With Just One Swipe! www.radiaid.com
CHRISTMAS CRITICAL THINKING RESOURCES FOR YOUR CLASSROOM
CRITICAL THINKING PUZZLE FOR OLDER CHILDREN
"Important – it’s not a trick, but a puzzle which I have heard (but can’t confirm) is ancient. It requires both logic and empathy to solve it. Enjoy!"
The Christmas Chart that really matters: Top five tips to make the most of your festive food
Love Food Hate Waste has put together their top five tips to help you make the most of the festive fare in your kitchen.
ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Five familiar tunes but with alternative lyrics!
SHARE THE LOVE TEMPLATE
Colourful template to help you spread a little love, peace and happiness ...
FOOD MILES IN YOUR CHRISTMAS DINNER!
What are the food miles in my Christmas Dinner?
The topic of food can provide a great starting point for exploring the global dimension.
Download the attached document, which contains information and links to help you bring this subject into your classroom!
Recycling at Christmas
The countdown to Christmas has begun, so here are a few links to useful information to help you with recycling during the festive period.
TOP CHRISTMAS RECYCLING TIPS
Resource sheet produced from information taken from the Which/website.
Minimise rubbish and make the season's excesses go further with these top Christmas recycling tips - from wrapping paper to your Christmas dinner leftovers.
RESOURCE IDEAS - ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE FESTIVITIES
A few resource ideas for your school - many of which can be borrowed from our library!
PASS THE PARCEL - WITH A DIFFERENCE!
A great idea to get people to think about Christmas in a critical way is to play a different type of “Pass the Parcel”.
On the attached document are 15 “DID YOU KNOW …” statements, which were copied from various websites in December 2011. There are also a few more facts that you may wish to use.
Download and print off the statements and cut into separate slips.
Wrap each layer of the parcel (in recycled wrapping paper or newspaper) with a statement, and a Fairtrade chocolate coin, if you wish! You could have something different for the final layer – we used a Fairtrade orange!
This could be used as an icebreaker activity for an “Ethical and Sustainable Festivities” workshop or themed afternoon!
Just in case you don’t know how to play the game, here is a link to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pass_the_parcel
YOUNGER CHILDREN OR NOT MUCH TIME TO READ? Don't panic! We have a simpler version here :)
CHRISTMAS FACTS 2012
A list of facts which you may find shocking!
Lisa's Top Tip: Don't forget, most left-overs can be made into delicious soups - and who doesn't love a nice, hot soup in the Winter months!!!