2015 Advent Calendar: Day 161 minute read

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day

Mary and Joseph had to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem because the Romans wanted to count everyone in their home town.

  • How far can you count?
  • How many children are in your class?
  • How many children are in your school? How can you find out?
  • How many adults are there who work in your school? See if you can list them all.

Key Stage 2 Puzzle Of The Day

Snowballs are stacked with one ball on top of a pyramid, four on the next layer, nine on the next layer, then sixteen and so on.

How many layers will there be by the time there are at least 150 snowballs in the pyramid?

day 16 snowball pile

Christmas Fact Of The Day

Christmas Records: Number 6. Jingle Bells was the first song sung in space.

Day 17 Gemini 6 Crew

On December 16, 1965, astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra on Gemini 6 sent the following message to Mission Control:

“We have an object, looks like a satellite going from north to south, probably in polar orbit… I see a command module and eight smaller modules in front. The pilot of the command module is wearing a red suit…”

Christmas Song Of The Day

Christmas Joke Of The Day

Why did no one bid for Rudolph and Blitzen on eBay?

Because they were two deer!

The Christmas Story: Day 16

 Mary and Joseph were amazed at all that had happened. They went back to Bethlehem. And not long after, there was another surprise.

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