A man in Norwich, England, has put up 16,000 Christmas lights outside his home to raise money for a homeless charity. This resources pack includes an article from The Week Junior magazine, along with a sheet of activities designed to get children thinking, talking and writing about what the story means to them.
Are many people starting to take it too far with their outside lights, whether it’s for Christmas, Diwali or whatever the celebration? Shouldn’t we be encouraging people to save energy in mind of the climate crisis? Or is it just harmless fun to cheer us through the darkest part of the year? What do you think?
Rewrite a famous poem, nursery rhyme or song lyric to reflect the theme of outside lights.
Write a dialogue between two birds, such as owls or pigeons, that are confused by the sudden appearance of outside lights.
Research and write a list of between five and ten fun facts about fairy lights.
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What is The Week Junior?
The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.
To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to https://schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.