Happy Holidays!

Cookies and cakes and spices... When it starts to smell like Christmas, it’s hard not to get into the spirit. This month brings with it snow (for many), family, feasts, and fun. But remember to enjoy some hot cocoa (Don't forget the marshmallows!) during this winter month, and relax when you can.


Dates to Remember!

Winter Break is Coming


What Reminds You of Christmas

A holly wreath hung on the door,
or presents strewn across the floor,
Tall Christmas tree with baubles bright,
Which fills our hearts with such delight.
Carols sung out in the snow,
A Snowman built with eyes aglow,
Crackers pulled, a song to sing,
Candles lit, and bells that ring.
Roasted turkey, which tastes divine,
Rich fruit cake, with an iced design,
No, the most important reminder of all,
Is the birth of a babe in an Ox's stall.

- Ernestine Northover

Just for Laughs!


Hover to reveal the answer!

Who’s Santa’s favorite cartoon character?

Chimney Cricket.

What do you call Santa when he stops moving?

Santa Pause.

Who is never hungry during Christmas?

The turkey, because it is always STUFFED

Where does Santa keep all his money?

At the local snow bank.

What do reindeers say before they tell you a joke?

This one’s gonna sleigh you!

Holiday Edition

Random Acts of Kindness Challenge


Tell jokes to make someone laugh

Have you tried out the ones from Santa above? They'll make you JOLLY!


Donate to your local food pantry

Other donation ideas: coats, mittens, even your time! Help a neighbour!


Smile at everyone you see today

A smile can go a long way to brighter another person's day, and yours!

Downloads for your home & classroom

Every month we share the Action for Happiness Calendar - December is 'Do Good December' and is all about kindness in our community. A message we fully believe in at ArtsAround, and hope you and your students join in this month! Head of Psychology for Action for Happiness, Vanessa King, shares her action ideas for spreading kindness this month. We really loved hearing what she had to say to kick off this month's theme.

Christmas Activities for Families: Happy Hooligans!

Your ArtsAround Team wishes you a wonderful holiday season. Hopefully your Christmas holidays will be a time to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate. No doubt you will celebrate with your family, but for those loved ones you cannot visit, send them the video below, because we all know that 'Love Grows at Christmas Time' Is there anything more beautiful than children's voices? Wishing you all the best in 2023, Cheers!


Interactive "Why Christmas"

Full of Christmas fun, traditions around the world, and The Christmas Story

Log Fire & Carols

Turn on this toasty fire, and listen to these classic carols (2:00:00)

10 Christmas games to play with your class

To keep with the spirit of the season, here are 10 - slightly silly! - Christmas games for your class

LIVE Habitat Cams

Watch as wildlife visit the hole for a drink in Saskatchewan, or travel to OrcaLab in BC. Then check out animal habitats around the world!


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