Christmas and Holidays Around the World | Winter Holidays | Includes Digital

Linda Kamp
Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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450 pgs. + slides
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This 17-country holidays around the world unit has everything you need to teach Christmas around the world and winter holidays with vivid PowerPoint lessons, reading passages, exit tickets, and crafts for each country. **NEW COUNTRIES ADDED! 11/27/21**

This unit includes both printable and digital resources for 17 different countries on Power Point and Google Slides. The included reading passages and comprehension questions make it easy to use in your small reading groups too!

Included in this resource is a 17-country teaching Power Point with Google Slides version, detailed lesson plans, assessments, reading passages, passports, holidays around the world suitcase, and 17 simple souvenir writing crafts. Thoughtfully designed to make planning, prep, and teaching a breeze with engaging activities, lessons, and resources to teach your students through the entire month of December.

This unit and the included reading passages are designed for second and third grade students. It can certainly be used in fourth grade and may also be helpful for higher ability first graders.

Included in the unit:

Lesson Plans | Teacher Guide | Unit Binder

Detailed lesson plans for winter holidays in each country with video and book links that focus on unique customs and holiday traditions in each country. Teacher’s notes and photo directions for each component of the unit.

Teaching Slides in PowerPoint & Google Slides

17 engaging lessons (8-10 slides each) packed with information and actual photos for each country, student activity slides, world maps, and craft example slides for:

  • France
  • England
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • Sweden
  • Kwanzaa
  • Russia
  • Australia
  • United States *NEW* Added 11/27/21
  • Canada
  • Kenya *NEW* Added 11/27/21
  • China (Chinese New Year)
  • India (Diwali)
  • Israel (Hanukkah)
  • Indonesia (Eid al-Fitr)
  • Saudi Arabia (Ramadan) *NEW* Added 11/27/21

Exit Tickets/Assessments

Easily differentiate with exit tickets in two formats: fill in the blank and short written response. Answer keys included. Digital included.

Reading Passages

Reading passages for each of the 17 countries enable you to extend the learning into your small groups. Text dependent questions follow each passage. The passage reading level is mid-year second grade to mid-year third grade. Digital passages and answer keys included.

Note: If you would like holidays passages in 3 different levels ranging from 380L-740L with 2 types of questions for close reading practice CLICK HERE.

Comparing Customs Flap Book

Flap book templates and flag stamps to compare any 3 countries. Digital included.

Post Card Writing Crafts

17 Souvenir post cards decorated with simple crafts give students the opportunity for functional writing. These can also be done as stand alone crafts without the postcards.

In two styles:

  • 1-page, no prep, color and cut version
  • Individual templates to copy on construction paper


Includes fun passsort pages and stamps for each country. A colorful digital passport is also included.

Suitcase Folder

Cover templates, world map, and inside pocket labels with photo directions.

Unit Binder

Binder tabs, dividers and spine, teacher guide, standards alignment pages, video links for each country, and teacher prep checklist.

Take your students on a holiday adventure to learn about Christmas holidays around the world and winter holidays in 17 different countries!

Please download the Preview for a detailed look at everything included.

This comprehensive resource has everything you need to teach a fun, engaging, and organized unit. Enjoy!

Additional Holidays Around the World resources:

Holidays Digital Scrapbook

Holidays Leveled Reading Passages

Holidays Around the World Math Centers:

Holidays Math Centers Grade 1

Holidays Math Centers Grade 2

Holidays Math Centers Grade 3

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

Around the Kampfire


Additional holiday resources:

Gingerbread Man Reading Unit

Christmas Break Countdown Activities & Gifts Grade 1

Christmas Break Countdown Activities & Gifts Grade 2-3

Christmas Break Countdown Activities & Gifts Grade 4

Secret Santa of Kind Words

Gingerbread Graphing Activities

Gingerbread House Paper Bag Craft (Perfect for wrapping parent gifts!)

Total Pages
450 pgs. + slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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