KS2 Christmas – Santa’s Route Across Europe

KS2 Christmas Geography Activity

KS2 Christmas - Santa's Route Across Europe Geography Activity

This exciting KS2 Christmas - Santa's Route Across Europe Geography Activity has been designed around tracking Santa's journey through the European region using measuring and comparing lengths, atlas cross-referencing and finding the capital cities. For pupils to complete during the festive period.

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This pack includes:

  • KS2 Christmas - Santa's Route Across Europe Geography Activity with two worksheets, teacher information and answers.

National Curriculum Objectives

Mathematics Year 3: (3M2a) Measure lengths (m/cm/mm)

Mathematics Year 3: (3M1a) Compare lengths (m/cm/mm)

Geography KS2: locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities

Teaching note: Measurements may vary due to printer settings, however due to the question styles it should not affect the answers.

About this Resource

This resource could be used independently or in pairs.

There are multiple activities as part of this resource. The first section requires pupils to look at the given map and find out which countries and capital cities Santa has visited by using an atlas to cross reference the destinations. The second activity requires pupils to measure the journeys accurately in cm using a ruler and then order them from shortest to furthest. The third activity requires pupils to find out the hidden word by using the first letter of the capital city from the four shortest routes.

We recommend self or peer marking using the answer page provided to promote discussion and self-correction.

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