2015 Advent Calendar: Day 19

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day

At Christmas meals, many people have crackers with a small toy, a hat and a joke inside.

A cracker company has hats of 3 different colours and 3 different kinds of toys.

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  • Can you arrange the hats and toys into 6 crackers so that each cracker is different? (You can use as many as you like of each kind.)
  • How many different ways can you arrange the hats and toys?

Key Stage 2 Puzzle Of The Day

Oliver and Megan put 18 ornaments on the tree altogether.

Oliver put twice as many ornaments on the tree as Megan.

How many ornaments did Megan put on the tree?

Christmas Fact Of The Day

Christmas Records: Number 7. Every year, Janet Parker of Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK, puts up her Christmas tree, which was purchased for her Great Aunt in 1886. Standing 30 cm (12 in) high in an ornate pot, it gets decorated with cherubs and the Virgin Mary.

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Christmas Song Of The Day

Christmas Joke Of The Day

Why do birds fly south in winter?

It’s too far to walk.

The Christmas Story: Day 19

 So the strangers came to Bethlehem, still following the star. They found the baby in one of the houses, with Mary his mother. Then they opened their bags and brought out presents – strange, rich presents to give to a baby – gold, sweet-smelling frankincense and a spicy ointment called myrrh.

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