Are you looking for a quick and easy activity to teach kids about Christmas Around the World? Your students will learn facts about how Christmas is celebrated in Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Australia, the Netherlands, Sweden, England, and the USA. Teachers can use a PowerPoint to teach about the traditions of these countries while having students complete a Passport Book. The Passport Book includes a map, the flag, and a simple reading comprehension activity for each country that are listed below.
Mexico: Decorate and stuff a pinata to represent YOU. Why is the poinsettia an important holiday flower in Mexico?
France: Compare and contrast Santa Claus to Pere Noel.
Italy: The Pope gives a Christmas message/write a speech bubble to a very important person in your life.
Germany: Visualize what Christmas might look like in Germany/things you might hear and smell.
Brazil: Locate Key Details/What is the significance of the rooster at midnight mass? Draw a picture of it and write what it might be saying.
Australia: Questioning-What questions would you have for a student from Australia?
Netherlands: Drawing Conclusions/List three facts and write a conclusion for Christmas in the Netherlands.
USA: Locate key details/What are some things that fmilies in the US do to celebrate Christmas and how do Americans decorate for Christmas?
Sweden: List facts and opinions about Christmas in Sweden.
England: Write three generalizations about Christmas in England.
Order & Justify: You have just learned about ten countries. Decide the order in which you like to visit these countries. Rank them in order and JUSTIFY why.
Your students will love this simple project while learning about different countries, practicing reading skills, and understanding that each country has their own Christmas traditions.
This product includes a pdf version of the Passport book, a pdf of the Christmas Around the World PowerPoint, and the Christmas Around the World PowerPoint.
****PRINTING DIRECTIONS: To print the passport, you can print back to back and then cut in half. To assemble, match up the numbers and staple!!****