This Christmas around the world set includes everything you'll need to set up your our Christmas around the world activity in your program. Inside this 43 pg. printable file you will find:
An Educator Letter
Australia Card, Letter, and Cut and Paste Traditions Mats (Color & B&W)
England Card, Letter, and Cut and Paste Traditions Mats (Color & B&W)
Mexico Card, Letter, and Cut and Paste Traditions Mats (Color & B&W)
Brazil Card, Letter, and Cut and Paste Traditions Mats (Color & B&W)
Netherlands Card, Letter, and Cut and Paste Traditions Mats (Color & B&W)
Sweden Card, Letter, and Cut and Paste Traditions Mats (Color & B&W)
France Card, Letter, and Cut and Paste Traditions Mats (Color & B&W)
Italy Card, Letter, and Cut and Paste Traditions Mats (Color & B&W)
Germany Card, Letter, and Cut and Paste Traditions Mats (Color & B&W)
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Learning about the world they live in is important for preschoolers as they begin to understand there is a bigger world beyond what they experience in their daily lives.
Preschoolers are learning that others often do things different than what they are accustomed to. Learning about these differences early in life helps them to become more accepting of others.
Preschoolers will enjoy comparing the holiday customs in other countries to their own family traditions.
Preschoolers love cut and paste activities!
This included activity is a fun way for children to recall the traditions in each letter.
**Teacher Tip: Older children may enjoy using these as a sorting activity. Print, laminate, and cut and then challenge children to recall which country each tradition belongs to.
Create a space to display your Christmas Cards. You can track the countries featured on each card on the included printable map or on your own map.
*Teacher Tip: This is a great activity to do over the course of 1-2 weeks. Have children open 1 card each day and then do the included sorting activity. It would also be fun to read a book related to the country as well as do a fun activity from each country.
See resources for each country below for ideas to complete your lesson plan.
Resources for each country:
Information about Christmas in Australia from Why Christmas
Listen to the "SIx White Boomers" Australian Christmas Song on Youtube
Bake a pavlova for kids on Youtube
Hume City Council Carols by Candlelight on Youtube
Free Printable Australian Animal Themed Candy Can Tags from Mother Natured
We're kids in Britain Christmas-on Youtube
DIY Crackers Tutorial
Listen to the Royal Christmas Message on Youtube
Christmas in the United Kingdom from WhyChristmas
Christmas in Mexico from WhyChristmas
The Legend of the Poinsettia read by Tommy dePaola on Youtube (Religious)
Sponge Painted Poinsettia Craft from a Little Pinch of Perfect
Have fiesta with a piñata
Christmas in Brazil from WhyChristmas
Have a secret Santa Exchange
Brazil's Floating Christmas Tree Display on Youtube
Brazilian Pave Dessert Recipe
Christmas in the Netherlands from WhyChristmas
Kerstkransjes Recipe from Cakies
Christmas in the Netherlands on Youtube
Sinterklaas Printable Puzzles
Christmas in Sweden from WhyChristmas
Christmas Heart Craft from Starts at Eight
Hannah's Christmas on Youtube
Christmas in France from WhyChristmas
Christkindelsmärik tour on Youtube
Make an Advent Wreath
Christmas in Italy from WhyChristmas
Make pasta ornaments from the Best Ideas for Kids
Make Befana's Broom from Almost Homeschoolers
Christmas in Germany from WhyChristmas
Bake Gingerbread Men or a Gingerbread House
Introduce an Advent Calendar
Learn to sing Oh Tannerbaum on Youtube
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