December 25th has long been celebrated as a day of festivities. These activity pages explore the history and traditions that surround this season of promise and hope. They help to illustrate that celebration of Christmas is often a multicultural celebration with many traditions borrowed from all over the globe.
There are six different sets of activity pages, each of which focuses on a different aspect of Christmas. They follow the format of:
* Historical information and related stories and legends.
* Suggested activities based upon the chapter's theme. The activities have been designed
to be incorporated across the curriculum and all are fun and educational.
* Activity sheets that may be photocopied for classroom use.
The activities can be adapted to suit children from kindergarten to year six.
Most of the art and craft activities in this book use recycled materials. To help gather these resources send a note home in early October informing parents and guardians of the type of materials that would be useful for the children's Christmas art and craft activities, such as old Christmas cards, unloved Christmas decorations, Christmas stamps, buttons and fabric scraps.
These activities are also available in a full eBook; 'Celebrating Christmas'.