Want a quick and easy way to teach your students about Christmas and New Year’s traditions in Spanish-speaking countries? Try this fun and engaging Internet activity. With your download, you will receive a student activity sheet called “Busca de Navidad en el Internet,” an answer key, a description of different ways I have used this activity in my classroom, and links for four YouTube videos to show in class to allow students to “see” what they have learned.
The student activity sheet contains ten Spanish Christmas terms which students match with the English descriptions given. Students use the Internet to read about the different Spanish terms given and use what they learn to determine the correct answer choice.
While there are many Christmas traditions and customs throughout the Spanish-speaking world, the following are used for this activity:
El Día de Reyes
La misa del gallo
Las uvas de suerte
El Día de los Santos Inocentes
I typically use this activity with Spanish I or II students, but because the answer choices are in English, it could be used in any subject area to expose students to Christmas traditions different than their own. This activity is a great springboard for a discussion and future study on additional Christmas traditions in the Spanish-speaking world or in any culture around the world.
Click here for a Three Kings Day Internet Search activity, a fun way to start the year after the Christmas break!
You may also be interested in my Christmas Shopping Activity
or Authentic Christmas Listening & Writing Lesson