We often change things up during the month of December in our homeschool. We stick with our math curriculum, but we change other things up. We like to learn about holiday traditions in other cultures and other parts of the world. We have really enjoyed learning a lot with Christmas around the world books.
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Christmas Around the World Books
You don’t have to change your homeschool schedule to learn more about about Christmas around the world. You coud set up your morning basket to spend that time to learn about traditions while still keeping on track with everything else.
A World of Cookies for Santa takes readers across the globe to see all the treats that await Santa on Christmas Eve. Head to the Philippines, where children leave out puto seko cookies and ginger tea for Santa; jet to Russia for a honey-spice cookie; then set out for Malawi for a sweet potato cookie! When you've returned home, the journey's still not over—M. E. Furman provides recipes for children to bake some of Santa's cookies for themselves.
Everyone loves Christmas! But have you ever considered that Christmas might be celebrated elsewhere in the world in another way? What is the typical Christmas dish in Japan? Would you like to spend Christmas day in Ethiopia? Which goodies are always present on festive tables in Greece? On our journey together you’ll learn lots of interesting things about the year’s most beautiful holiday.
Explore Christmas traditions from 13 different countries! Rhyming text and detailed illustrations make the book accessible to younger readers, while educational endnotes about the 13 celebrations add interest for older children. Gold ink and festive illustrations capture the joy of the season and make this book a beautiful gift in itself.
Come find out as Monika Utnik-Strugala captures the smells, tastes, and unforgettable traditions about the most popular, exciting, contemplative, and unqiue Christmas customs and legends from around the world. Find out why celebrate Christmas on December 25th, who invented the first glass ornament, why people build nativity scenes, and more!
With dazzling photographs and lively, lyrical text, this book introduces young readers to historical and cultural aspects of the Christmas holiday. Kids will get diverse and unique viewpoints about this very special day.
Looking for an engaging study this holiday season or a way to keep Christmas in your homeschool without Christmas distracting you from your studies? Christmas Around the World - A 6 week Geography-based Unit Study - is just for you.
Join a young boy as he hops around the globe, visiting friends in thirteen different countries spanning all six populated continents. Along the way, he introduces us to each friend’s environment and customs, and shares interesting facts about each country’s culture, language, food, geography, wildlife, landmarks, and more.
Join Pedro, Zanele, and all their friends for some Christmas merriment around the globe. Watch holiday fireworks in Brazil, decorate a mango tree in South Africa, and set out wooden shoes for Sinterklaas in the Netherlands!
Learn how Christmas is celebrated around the world by coloring 30 pictures, among them vignettes of young carolers in Great Britain, Mexican children playing under a piñata, a Swedish girl wearing a traditional crown of candles, Greek children parading with drums and triangles, and an Australian family picnicking on a beach.