Pack your bags! We are going on a fantastic Christmas vacation. We will visit
We will see the many traditions adopted by the United States as we read books about each country's Christmas tradition. We will make Christmas tree decorations that we will pack into our suitcases made from brown grocery bags.
The ornaments that we will bring home include a windmill from the Netherlands, as you can see in the preview, a gingerbread man made from applesauce and cinnamon, a gingerbread house and candy cane decorations will also be made during our visit in Germany, While in Sweden we will make a Tomte tree decoration a star boy and Saint Lucia hat. In France we will make a yule log tree decoration. In England we will make a stocking which we will sew and use glitter to write our name. Hopefully, Saint Nicholas will put a candy cane in it. We will also make a bell ornament to hang on the tree. Before leaving England, we will make hand print Christmas cards.In Italy, we will meet witch Befana and make an ornament in her honor. We will also write letters to our parents promising to behave for them. In Spain we will make a king's crown ornament in honor of the Three Wise men. We will make a poinsettia craft and learn about the legend while visiting Mexico. Before returning to the United States we will get in some sun in Australia and make a seashell ornament to take home for our tree.
We will learn how to say Merry Christmas in other languages. After returning home we will test our remembrance by completing a Read Write the room activity matching pictures to the country where we had seen them. Back at the United States we will make a Rudolph ornament for our tree and prepare a treat to feed Santa's reindeer on Christmas Eve. Before we travel we must get our passports and airline tickets. I hope you will join us on this fun adventure.
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