2015 Advent Calendar: Day 23

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day

When Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem, they found it difficult to find somewhere to stay.

Maybe Joseph could be given a puzzle.

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There are many inns. Joseph is told that one of them has some space where the animals are kept. He is told that the number on the door has the following properties:

  • the number is odd
  • the digits add up to 9
  • one digit is half of the other digit

Key Stage 2 Puzzle Of The Day

Santa has five sacks. Can you use the clues to find out how many presents he has in each sack?

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In sack 1 he has less than 30 parcels. He counts the parcels in groups of two. He has 1 left over. Then he counts the parcels in groups of three. He has 0 left over. Finally, he counts them in groups of five and has 1 left over. How many parcels are in sack 1?

In sack 2 he has less than 50 parcels. He counts the parcels in groups of five. He has 2 left over. Then he counts the parcels in groups of four. He has 3 left over. Finally, he counts the parcels in groups of three.He has 2 left over. How many parcels are in sack 2?

In sack 3 he has less than 60 parcels. He counts them in groups of three. He has 2 left over. He then counts them in groups of four. He has 3 left over. He finally counts them in groups of 5. He has 4 left over. How many parcels are in sack 3?

In sack 4 he has less than 100 parcels. He counts the parcels in groups of four. He has 0 left over. Then he counts the parcels in groups of five. He has 0 left over. He finally counts them in groups of 6. He has 0 left over. How many parcels are in sack 4?

In sack 5 he has less than 100 parcels. He counts them in groups of six. There are 0 left over. He counts them in groups of seven. There are 4 left over. He counts them in groups of eight. There are 4 left over. How many parcels are in sack 5?

Christmas Fact Of The Day

Christmas Records: Number 8. The previous world record for the most lights on a Christmas tree was 378,280. This was smashed by David Richards’ 22m tree in the Australian capital of Canberra, which boasted 518,838 twinkling lights.

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Christmas Song Of The Day

Christmas Joke Of The Day

What kind of paper likes music?

Wrapping paper.

The Christmas Story: Day 23

 No one in Bethlehem could ever forget that terrible day when King Herod had ordered all boys under two to be killed – and the people hated Herod more than ever.

Not very long after this, King Herod died. They angel came to Joseph again, in a dream, and told him it was safe to go home. So Joseph and Mary and Jesus went home to Nazareth.

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