The Poinsettia flower has a background story for a lot of Mexican families. The book "The Gift of the Poinsettia" by Pat Mora & Charles Ramirez Berg tells the story of how the Poinsettia came to be red and how a small gift can be something great. It is a great to read for PreK-4th grades. The illustrations are also great to look at. This book will teach your students one way Christmas is celebrated in Mexico. The book itself is also bilingual. It can be read in English and Spanish.
This activity will allow your students to create their own Poinsettias to gift to someone special.