Holidays Around the World, Christmas Around the World, Christmas Activities

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Engaging activity that kept my students interest! Loved how organized the activity was to easily use and prep!
I used this resource whole group, and my students had so much fun learning about different holidays around the world! Thank you so much!


12 interactive holiday readers have your students learning about winter holidays all over the world: 8 countries, 2 regions, and 4 different holidays!

This product has been in the TOP 10 for several years packs a Christmas punch that your students will absolutely LOVE!

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What resources did I include in this product for you?

⬟ Interactive readers for each country and region (Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Scandinavia, United Kingdom, USA, and the North Pole. When students interact with the text they retain more AND have a lot more fun!

⬟ Extension Printables for each country: these make perfect early finisher activities, but are also great for morning work and sub tubs!

⬟ Travel Journal and Passport: students recall what they learned and share their favorite new knowledge from each country as well as earn passport stamps for each stop they make.

Make it an experience by flying on Reindeer Airlines! Make your students feel like they're truly traveling the globe:

⬟ Airline tickets

⬟ Travel Guides

⬟ Passport Travel Journal + Stamps

⬟ World maps

⬟ Itineraries

⬟ Suitcase supplies and instructions

⬟ Country infographic pages to display on a projector or to print: a tour guide welcomes students and lists facts/info on each country and its holiday traditions


What countries and holidays are covered by this product?

⬟ USA Christmas

⬟ USA Kwanzaa

⬟ USA Hanukkah

⬟ Christmas in Australia

⬟ Christmas in Germany

⬟ Christmas in France

⬟ Christmas in Italy

⬟ Christmas in the United Kingdom

⬟ Las Posadas in Mexico

⬟ Christmas/Saint Lucia in Scandinavia

⬟ Christmas in the North Pole


How can you use this product in your classroom?

⬟ Each holiday/country in this unit is introduced through an interactive reader you copy and hand out to students.

⬟ Students read along with you, in pairs, or independently to learn about how each country celebrates its holiday.

⬟ Most pages in the reader are interactive, meaning that after the student reads the page, they need to add something to the picture.

Examples include:

⬟ "Draw the treats Elise might receive in her shoes."

⬟ "Draw the porridge in front of Nisse so he doesn't play any Christmas tricks!"


What have other customers loved about this product?

"My students LOVED this unit! They looked forward to 'visiting' the various countries and learning about how each celebrate Christmas. Thank you :)" (Thank you, Melissa V.!)

"HOLY COW my kiddos LOVED this! Next year I need to take more time on it because they were begging for more! Thank you!" (Thank you, Amber A.!)

"I love this unit!! I especially like the connection it makes between traveling to the different countries and learning about their traditions by using a passport, suitcase, and train ticket. Very creative. Thanks for creating this!!" (Thank you, Sarah Wilson!)


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