Christmas Around the World with Elf

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**Per customer request this unit has been updated to include a Christmas in the United States fact sheet and craftivity as well as a Christmas in Canada fact sheet, elf letter, and craftivity! Updated on 12/11/12 **

This 15-20 day unit was created as a way to combine our Christmas around the world in social studies with our Elf unit and tradition. In this unit students are given a top secret mission from Santa to help their favorite Elf find out as much as they can about Christmas customs from around the world. Students will explore different cultures through the travels of their Elf and the information that he/she brings back to the classroom. During this unit, students will learn about Christmas Customs from eight different countries. This unit includes the following:

Materials Needed for the Unit p. 3
Directions for Elf’s Visit p. 4-5
Letter From Elf p. 6
Top Secret Envelope Cover p. 7
Top Secret Letter from Santa p. 8
Mission Folder Cover/Check off Sheet p. 9
Christmas Facts Graphic Organizer p. 10
Photo of Elf in Each Country Worksheets p. 11-18
Christmas Custom Venn Diagram p. 19
Christmas Customs in Germany p. 20
German Tannenbaum Craftivity p. 21-22
German Gingerbread House Craftivity p. 23
Christmas Customs in Italy p. 24
Italian La Befana Craftivity p. 25-28
Christmas Customs in England p. 29
English Yule Log Craftivity p. 30-31
Christmas Customs in Holland p. 32
Dutch Wooden Shoe Craftivity p. 33-34
Christmas Customs in Sweden p. 35
Swedish St. Lucia Day Craftivity p. 36-39
Christmas Customs in the United States p. 40
Christmas Lights Craftivity p. 41-43
Christmas Customs in Mexico p. 44
Mexican Poinsettia Craftivity p. 45-46
Christmas Customs in Canada p. 47
Christmas Cookie Craftivity p. 48-49
Operation Hot Cocoa Mission Summary Worksheet p. 50
Final Letter from Elf p. 51
Thank You Note from Santa p. 52
Acknowledgements/Terms of Use p. 53-54
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