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Christmas in Italy: La Befana Activities and Flip Book

Grade Levels
1st - 4th, Homeschool
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30 pages
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The legend of Befana began thousands of years ago and is still practiced by Italian children and families to this day! According to legend, every year, on the night of January 5th, Befana, will travel on her magic broom, to every house in Italy. She brings candy, toys, books, and fruit to the children that were good for the year. For those naughty children, she leaves onions, garlic, and coal in their stockings. Your students will love learning about this special holiday!

This unit includes many interactive activities for students including reading passages about
✔What is La Befana?
✔La Befana Traditions
✔All About Italy
✔Questions about Italy
✔Symbols & Flag
✔Vocabulary Posters
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps
✔A Tradition Writing prompt
✔Just the Facts Acrostic Charts
✔Scavenger Hunt Organizer
✔Fact or Fiction Activity
✔Plus a 5-page Flip Book

There are 3 main activities:
Vocabulary:
Introduce the 6 vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to define the words. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too.

Reading:
Next, have students read the passages the history and traditions of La Befana and Italy. There are questions and scenes for students to color and connect to the information. After reading the passages, have students answer the scavenger hunt organizer. These work well in centers, learning stations, and as partner work.

Activities:
There are many activities for students to complete to show what they know:
✔Scavenger Hunt Organizer
✔Questions about Italy
✔Fact or Fiction Activity
✔Just the Facts about La Befana
✔Plus a La Befana 5-page Flip Book.

I usually have them do one page of the flip book at each center or station. They can use the articles as a reference source to help them complete the pages of the booklet. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the booklet. Flip up books can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks, file folder, or a 12x18 piece of construction paper folded like a book cover.

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Total Pages
30 pages
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