I have to say that it is a bumper year for great christmas adverts . I am in love with Mog and his christmas calamity and think it beats the John Lewis advert hands down. I do think that the John Lewis advert and Baboon on the Moon are very similar.
Here is my list of favourite christmas adverts that would be great to use to support writing and as a little present, there are three teaching sequences now available to go with them – one for Yr1/2, one for Yr3/4 and one for Yr5/6.
This is such a fun story where a chain of events lead to Mog escaping quickly from the kitchen, which is in ruins. I love the expressions on Mog’s face as he moves through the catastrophe. We have a sequence for Yrs 3 and 4 based on this advert.
This is a great advert, which if Mog wasn’t around would be my favourite this year. It tells the story of a man (grandpa) far away and his loneliness. The little girl goes to endless trouble to get in contact with him and because this is Christmas, she manages it. We have a sequence for Yrs1 and 2 based on this advert and Baboon on themoon . Although the sequence moves onto invented writing, you could stop at the end of the innovate stage. Download the sequence at www.babcock-education.co.uk/ldp/literacy .
My third favourite christmas ad is the spanish lottery advert which tells about a man who goes to work every day in a rather boring job and the things he does to pass the time. The staff then win the lottery and he thinks he is not included. But it’s christmas so I am sure you can guess the ending. We have a sequence for Yrs5 and 6 based on this advert at www.babcock-education.co.uk/ldp/literacy
My final ad is one from KwikFit just for the joy of Christmas and the magic of Santa Claus for children. I love the reindeer nose peeking out at the end. www.babcock-education.co.uk/ldp/literacy is where it can be found.
Do you have a favourite Christmas ad to support writing that we should know about?