Join our family on a Christmas themed journey on board an airplane being pulled by reindeer to visit all of the 50 states in the U.S.A. at Christmas time! The kids and I are enjoying our journey throughout all of the 50 states this school year. I personally always find that my kids attention span during November and December seems to diminish as the holidays grow near. I created this unit/curriculum to supplement/replace part of our core curriculum during the months of November and December.
My inspiration for this unit study was that we all have to teach geography and learn about the 50 United States at some point. When we learn about the states we see that we are all part of the same great nation, but we also ALL have our own traditions, especially over Christmas due to our nation’s diversity. So, as any good homeschooling mom would do I started looking to see if I could teach these different traditions and the answer, as always, is yes, but in this case there wasn’t a product that I could just buy to fit the need. Grab your brick themed suitcase, greeting card to Santa and prepare yourself for the Christmas learning adventure of a lifetime!
There is an individual lesson for each of the 50 states. Lessons start with a fun Christmas States themed song that I created for this Christmas Around The U.S.A. sung to the tune of Jingle Bells.
In this 165+ page unit/curriculum I have included a lot of great facts, specific events, lots of fun activities, and tried my best to provide as much variety as I can for each of the 50 different States. I have included fun activities like ornament decorating, making an ornament tree to display your ornaments, arts, crafts, baking, and other fun things. The arts and crafts range from a coloring pages to hand made puppets to reindeer food recipes. Here are some of the fun and educational things included for each state:
• Brick themed suitcase to hold state holiday cards
• Holiday card for each state
• Christmas card for Santa with holiday stamps
• Holiday stamp for each state
• Ornament to decorate for each state
• An ornament tree craft project
• Christmas themed stated recognition game
• Various arts, crafts, baking, and fun activities to do along your journey
Included for your enjoyment and educational reinforcement of material is this Polar Express themed board game that can be used as often as you wish.
I am passionate about this brand new unit/curriculum, I know, but don’t just take my word about the magical holiday learning fun found inside this Christmas Around The U.S.A., read some of what other people think about this unit/curriculum…