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Age Range: 5-7 | 7-11
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D & T
  • Maths

Create your own Christmas gift tokens

A design project to use creativity in gift making vouchers for family and friends

Gift tokens are used to make promises to others. In this festive activity, you will have the chance to make helpful promises as a Christmas gift to your family and friends!

This is one of a series of free STEM resources designed to allow learners to use the theme of the Christmas period to develop their knowledge and skills in Mathematics, Design and Technology and Engineering. This resource focuses on the making of Christmas gift tokens.

Activity: Create your own Christmas gift tokens

In this activity, learners will make a book of Christmas gift tokens, add some Christmas promises, and then give it to someone as a Christmas gift.

This activity could be used as a main lesson activity to teach how to make useable objects from printed graphic designs. It could also be used as part of a wider scheme of learning focusing on graphics skills, techniques and processes.

Follow our step-by-step guide to create your very own Christmas gift tokens:

  • Step 1 – Using the Christmas gift token worksheet, print off the front cover and as many gift tokens as required.
  • Step 2 – Safely cut out the front cover and as many gift tokens as needed. Staple the front cover and gift tokens together to make a book.
  • Step 3 – Add your promises. You can come up with these yourself or use the list in the activity sheet.
  • Step 4 – Give your Christmas gift tokens to someone on Christmas day!

Download our free activity sheet for teachers’ notes and fun extension activities!

The engineering context

Cheques are used as a payment method in numerous engineering scenarios, such as paying for the installation of a new alarm system or payment for the materials needed to build a bridge.

Graphic design is key to new product creation and solving global issues.

Suggested learning outcomes

By the end of this activity, students will know the purpose of and main elements that make up a gift token, and they will be able to make a book of Christmas gift tokens and add promises to it.

Download the free Create your own Christmas gift tokens activity sheet below!

All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download, and all the documents are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students’ and your schools’ needs.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Oh ho ho, and please do share your gift token photos with us @IETeducation! #SantaLovesSTEM.

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