Here in Australia it’s not only the end of the year but for us, the school year. Here are some fun activities for lower and middle junior students as end of year activities.
Send an ecard: These are the best ones that I came across (of course there may be others – if so, plese share). They don’t require any account setting up, just create and send. A great way to save trees and be creative!
Create E-cards: Go to the drop down menu in the middle of the page and select ‘Christmas’. Fill in the details on the page and send e-card.
Animated cards: Select a theme and create your card. UpToTen.com has a selection of themes including Christmas to send e-cards.
Buzzle.com: you can upload your own image or use one of the images available. They don’t seem to have any traditional type Christmas cards, so you may need to go to flickr creative commons to find and image an upload. Directions at Buzzle.com for creating are easy to follow.
Rockfords Christmas video: I wrote about Rockfords Rock Opera in a previous post. Rockford’s Rock Opera is a wonderful musical ecological story about extinction with wonderful images/video, music and songs (as well as the story) for children of all ages. The story is broken up into chapters totally about two hours in all (the audio files can be downloaded) all the chapters can be viewed via streaming. The site now contains Christmas activities including wonderful animated e-cards that can be sent.
Animoto has added an option to send your video as an e-card. Create your video as usual then add a greeting.
Sounds like you guys are really productive up there Marie. Thanks for the great tips.