The Fourth of December
Updated: Jan 4
December 4th : Themes for celebration and contemplation
As December gets underway, we all know that we are now in the countdown to Christmas, otherwise known as Advent. This will probably mean a daily chocolate treat as we feel our excitement and anticipation for Christmas Day growing.
If you are looking for some themes and points of interest to add to your advent countdown, the Bulldogz Christmas spirit is in full flow and we can provide you with some of the fun, serious and little known points of celebration for each day on this magical countdown.
World Wildlife Conservation Day
A campaign day to raise awareness and contribute to the conservation and protection of endangered species. The WWF have an extensive teaching resources page to explore here.
An American observance first introduced in 1976 on Sesame Street by the obvious character. It was originally celebrated on November 26 but in 1987 the Blue Chip Cookie Company were responsible for moving the date to December 4th. Here is a very straight forward cookie recipe.
A day to celebrate playing games with dice. In order to celebrate Dice Day you can put some fuzzy dice in your car or play dice games.
The origin of dice is uncertain but they are known to have been around for thousands of years. At an archaeological site in South-Eastern Iran, named the Burnt City, the oldest known dice were excavated. They were believed to have formed part of a 5 000-year-old backgammon game.
Dice were originally made from the talus (ankle bones) of hoofed animals. Other materials used included wood, ivory and plastic. Few people know that “dice” is a plural word, originally pronounced as “dies”, from the singular form “die”.
Here are a selection of dice games for the classroom
National Sock Day or National Lost Sock Day is a special day of mourning for those socks that get lost in the wash. It has been observed since 2016 and is another of those strange American days. On this link you can find templates for sock designs for class.