No matter what the subject or age group, there’s almost no classroom or home where learning can’t be boosted with a little Christmas sparkle! It’s the perfect time of year to take advantage of the excitement around the festive season and spice up everyday activities and topics with a little bit of extra fun! We covered exciting wintry websites a little earlier in the season – now it’s time to check out these fantastic Christmas apps!
This great free app helps students practice their maths skills with a whole range of sequence, counting and pattern puzzles to suit different ability levels. It’s also great for learning world geography, as it includes international flags and famous landmarks as Santa travels all over the world in preparation for Christmas!
Quite possibly the best of the bunch, this fabulous Christmas app (currently on sale at a quarter of its usual price!) is fully interactive, allowing children to lose themselves in the magic and excitement of the storyline. It’s packed with challenges and educational games as well as special features with the storyline embedded throughout and the music of Tchaikovsky’s ballet woven through the narrative.
One for the youngest children, this app is a new Christmas version of the hugely popular tool used to engage toddlers in learning about letters, words and sounds. Specially designed for the festive season, it has 40 Christmassy words carefully and beautifully illustrated to bring joy to learning.
Another app ideally suited to younger children, this Christmas tool is full of toys and games, with challenges to find hidden objects, spot the difference and more as you work your way through the festive story.
This app is perfect for encouraging reluctant readers around Christmas time. With scenes to select, they can zoom straight in on their favourite parts of the story, and interactive elements around words and pictures encourage learning skills through gentle exploration of the characters and settings.
This simple but fun app pretty much does what it says on the tin – an opportunity for kids to countdown to Christmas with festive jokes, Christmas songs, games and wintry wallpaper
Sudoku is a brilliant game for strengthening kids maths and logic skills at any time of year, but this seasonal twist throws in Christmas backgrounds and graphics, spicing it up for the holiday season!
What are your favourite Christmassy edtech tools? Share your ideas with us below!
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