Winter Holidays Around the World!

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Kindergarten Cafe
Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd
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I have a very diverse group of kiddos this year, and I wanted to study many different holidays in winter! This was a great resource for just that!!
I use part of this resource with my students. We learned about the different holidays celebrated in December in the USA. I used the Hanukkah emergent reader and the build a Menorah activity.


This product is perfect for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students learning about some different winter holidays around the world! There are 10 different holiday traditions from different countries! Pick and choose which holidays to study or do them all! Each holiday has plans that include read aloud suggestions, low prep literacy, math, and craft activities. There are extension activities included for every holiday, as well as for the whole product! There are 176 pages of activities!!!! This product also contains a 38 slide informational powerpoint with facts, pictures, and videos for each holiday!

Read more about my Holidays around the world this blog post!

Winter Holidays Around the World Included:

  • Hanukkah (Israel) (TRY OUT THIS PRODUCT FOR FREE!)
  • Las Posadas (Mexico)
  • St. Lucia’s Day (Sweden)
  • Christmas (Russia)
  • Christmas (Brazil)
  • Three Kings Day (Puerto Rico)
  • Winter Solstice (England)
  • La Befana (Italy)
  • Christmas (US)
  • Kwanzaa (US)

Literacy Skills Addressed:

  • Students will practice writing responses and drawing a related picture.
  • Students will practice reading grade-level texts with purpose and understanding.
  • Students will practice writing their own version.

Math Skills Addressed:

  • Students will practice subitizing numbers 1-6

Hanukkah Activities Included:

  • Hanukkah emergent reader
  • Dreidel activity
  • Latkes Recipe
  • Coloring sheets (2 sheets)
  • Build a Menorah
  • Roll and Cover (1 die and 2 dice versions)
  • Roll and Write (2 dice version)

Las Posadas Activities Included:

  • Poinsettia Image
  • Poinsettia Activity
  • Las Posadas emergent reader
  • Coloring sheets (3 sheets)
  • Roll and Build (2 dice version)

St. Lucia Day Activities Included:

  • Make a crown
  • Make a star hat
  • St. Lucia emergent reader
  • Coloring sheets (3 sheets)
  • St. Lucia Poem
  • St. Lucia Number Puzzles (10-20, 22-30, 10-90 by tens)

Christmas in Russia Activities Included:

  • Nesting dolls color and cut
  • Nesting dolls measurement activity
  • Coloring sheet
  • Russia Flag coloring
  • Writing prompt

Christmas in Brazil Activities Included:

  • Christmas in Brazil emergent reader
  • Fireworks coloring sheet
  • Brazil flag coloring
  • Christmas in the Summer writing prompt
  • Christmas in Brazil subitizing math activity

Three Kings Day Activities Included:

  • Decorate your own King’s Cake
  • Decorate a crown
  • Number ordering (3 versions)

Winter Solstice Activities Included:

  • Create a lantern
  • Coloring pages (10 versions)
  • Winter writing response (2 versions)
  • Snowflake counters (3 versions)
  • Winter Roll and Cover (1 and 2 dice versions)

La Befana Activities Included:

  • La Befana emergent reader
  • Draw La Befana
  • Italian Flag
  • La Befana bag counting activity

Christmas in the US Activities Included:

  • Decorate a Christmas Tree
  • Coloring Pages (2 pages)
  • Present measuring and comparing
  • Decorate the Christmas Tree counting activity
  • Fill the Stocking with Presents counting activity

Kwanzaa Activities Included:

  • Kwanza candle symbols and colors (2 versions)
  • Table setting page
  • Kwanzaa flag coloring
  • Kwanzaa Roll and Color (1 and 2 dice versions)
  • Kwanzaa Number Order

Bonus Information Included:

  • Note to the Teacher
  • Sample Week-long unit plan
  • Week planning sheet
  • Setting the scene information
  • Family letters (3 versions)
  • Family Special Traditions poster
  • Passport (two versions)
  • World Map
  • Suitcase
  • Links to books on Amazon
  • Holiday Information Sheet with read aloud suggestions, activities, and extensions
  • Holiday Wants vs. Need Whole Class Sort
  • Holiday Wants vs. Need Individual Sort
  • Winter Holiday Bingo (5 versions)
  • World Holiday Word Search (answer key included)

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