Winter Holidays Around the World Social Emotional Learning Story & Activity

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This was helpful during the holidays. I used it in my social studies rotation. The students loved it and learned a lot from the material.
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Looking to teach about Winter holidays around the world to early childhood and special education students? This is a social emotional learning or social skills story to teach about common holiday traditions that friends celebrate around Christmas time. 

This 24-slide story teaches briefly and simply about 9 holidays celebrated December-January: Diwali, Saint Lucia Day, Las Posadas, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, La Befana, Boxing Day, Chinese New Year, and no special dates!

I couldn’t add ALL the holidays around the world, of course, but I tried to add the ones I have had students celebrate in the United States, so I hope this will help other teachers!

This story does NOT include religious explanations. It is intended only for littles to understand that everyone may have different celebrations and traditions than themselves, and that’s great! It even says that some friends may not celebrate anything, and that’s OK, too! We can be friends and share the fun of the season with everyone!

⭐Resource includes PDF with:

✅ Digital links to Boom™ Cards, Google™ Slides, Easel™, and YouTube™ versions of the 24-slide social learning story

Boom Playable Preview CLICK HERE

✅ Printable 24-page story in color and black-and-white

✅ Small (4-to-a-page) b&w story for students to color and take home

✅ 10 coloring pages to cover the different holidays plus modification for students with support needs (colored pictures to cut out and paste in lieu of coloring)

✅ 3 pages (12 sentence strips) of communication visuals "I celebrate..." with the 9 holidays plus "something else" and "I don't celebrate." Also the question "What do you celebrate?" to foster language and communication.

❤️Great for:

  • Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade students
  • ABA
  • Special Education

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Winter Preschool Activity Puzzles Color Cut and Paste plus DIGITAL BOOM

Winter Scavenger Hunt Preschool Activity Digital Boom Cards and Print

Winter or Christmas Activity Numbers 0-5 Worksheets for Preschool

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80-pg PDF with digital links
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30 minutes
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