Christmas in Mexico! Two Parts Include Lesson + Stations - Crafts, Mini Booklet

Christmas in Mexico! Two Parts Include Lesson + Stations - Crafts, Mini Booklet
Christmas in Mexico! Two Parts Include Lesson + Stations - Crafts, Mini Booklet
Christmas in Mexico! Two Parts Include Lesson + Stations - Crafts, Mini Booklet
Christmas in Mexico! Two Parts Include Lesson + Stations - Crafts, Mini Booklet
Christmas in Mexico! Two Parts Include Lesson + Stations - Crafts, Mini Booklet
Christmas in Mexico! Two Parts Include Lesson + Stations - Crafts, Mini Booklet
Christmas in Mexico! Two Parts Include Lesson + Stations - Crafts, Mini Booklet
Christmas in Mexico! Two Parts Include Lesson + Stations - Crafts, Mini Booklet
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Christmas in Mexico! Lesson + Learning Stations is a look at the festive Christmas season in Mexico. Celebrations for Las Posadas, Noche Buena (Christmas Eve), and Dia de Los Reyes (Three Kings Day) are all covered in a fun, comprehensive lesson with accompanying authentic images and videos. As part of the festivities, students will make two easy crafts: a Christmas star piñata ornament that encompasses the symbolism of the piñata, and a Farolito luminaire that is introduced during the Christmas decorations section.

This lesson has been split into two parts.

Part 1: Christmas in Mexico! Direct Instruction Lesson is a way for you to introduce students to the history and celebrations of Christmas in Mexico. You can present this lesson the day before students rotate through stations. It includes a lesson file, images to show as you teach the lesson, and instructions to make a fun, easy pinata star ornament.

For part 1, a printable for the pinata craft is included. There is a little prep to do for the craft, but it is easy.

Part 2: Christmas in Mexico Learning Stations can be presented the following day. There are 5 stations that you will set up in the classroom for students to rotate through. They are:

  • Mapping Mexico
  • Christmas Decorations - Farolito (craft)
  • Christmas Decorations - The Poinsettia
  • The Legend of the Poinsettia (reading and reflection)
  • La Navidad Celebrations

For part 2, we have included everything you need to set these stations up. This includes an overview of the learning stations, templates to print out (and even laminate) to display at each station, Farolito craft instructions, a printable for the Farolito craft candle, a mini booklet printable, and a teacher's key for the mini booklet printable.

For part 2, there is no prep.

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
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