****Japan was just added, and I divided the huge PDF into smaller sections of PDF files for each country.
****Updated November 2015 to include information sheets about each country's celebrations and traditions. The information of how each country celebrates the December holiday was shared with me by people who actually live/lived in the country. It is not just facts from the Internet.
I also added 3 more countries - Russia, Netherlands, and Canada!
Please download the new file from the "My Purchases" tab if you have previously purchased this product.***
Here is a great way to help your students understand how December holidays are celebrated around the world.
Your students will love traveling the world as you learn about traditions and customs of December holidays around the world. Included in this product are activities and lessons for 13 countries as well as Hannukah, Diwali, and Kwanzaa. That’s at least 16 days of activities!! You can pick and choose which countries to visit and which activities to do for each day.
Each country/ holiday has a cover, an interactive page, a craft, an information page, and a coloring page! There is also a countdown to Christmas page, a world map, and a passport page. Select the countries and activities that you want to complete with your students and print the pages. Staple them into a booklet and you are ready to go.
The interactive notebook pages for each country keep your students engaged. They will love using the match books and flap books for the facts they learned about each country from the information sheets included.
Don’t worry if you have never used interactive notebooks before. This is the perfect way to stick your toe in the water. All cutting and folding instructions are included with pictures. Just project the image so the students can use them as a guide. All interactive notebook pages have consistent cutting and folding lines. Solid lines mean cut and dotted lines mean fold. Your students will appreciate the consistency. This means less instruction giving for you!!! Both blank and programmed pieces are included. The programmed ones are a great time saver.
***Try it before you buy it. Download the free sample of Christmas in Germany
England, France, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Netherlands, Russia, Japan
This version is great for grades 3-5. High flying second graders can use it as well. I do have a Christmas Around the World Interactive Notebook
that I use with my younger students in grades K-2!!
I hope that your students enjoy this as much as mine do!