Holidays Around the World

Holidays Around the World

You will find various Web Sites on the top portion of this page.
Further down, you will find Activities.
At the bottom of the page, you will find Books that you can order directly from Amazon.com!


Lesson Plans & Activities

The Teacher's Corner Resources This indicates resources located on The Teacher's Corner.

The Teacher's Corner Resources Christmas Crackers
Fill toilet paper tubes with small prizes and wrap with holiday tissue paper and stickers. Tie the end with ribbon.

The Teacher's Corner Resources Holiday Tote Bag
Send home a tote bag decorated with holiday symbols from around the world. Include some stories from around the world for parents to share with their child. Then in a Holiday Traditions journal the child can work with their family to add their traditions to the journal.

The Teacher's Corner Resources Holiday Booklet
I have a little booklet that I've made multiple copies of for the children. It has a couple of pages for each of several different celebrations around the world. This could also work with separate trade books though. I made a grid to compare certain aspects of each tradition such as symbols, important people or characters, time of year, customs, and location in the world. The children fill it in as they learn.
Submitted by: Martha MTM4MTW@email-removed

The Teacher's Corner Resources Pinata
Make a pinata Using a paper lunch sack and glue on a Christmas shape to cover fill with treats and candy. Tie with yarn. (I think this would be a neat take home gift!)

The Teacher's Corner Resources Bulletin Boards
Don't forget to visit the Bulletin Board section!

Christmas Activities Grades Various
Eduplace offers a great collection of resources.

Christmas Cookie Mystery
Help Mrs. Claus save Christmas with this fun science experiment.

Christmas Holiday
Printables and crafts.

Creative Lesson Planning - Christmas Around the World Part I
Creative Lesson Planning - Christmas Around the World Part II
You will need to scroll down each of the pages to find these great resources.

Science of Snow
Snow has been studied by scientists. Here is some scientific information about snow.

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Web Sites

Blue Mountain Arts
Visit to send a free card!

Christmas Around the World
A complete site that offers facts, songs, activities, and much more!

Christmas Central
"Absolutely the WWW's Largest Guide to Christmas Animations, Clip Art, Crafts, Virtual Cards, Christmas Music, Holiday Recipes, Christmas Events and Links."

Christmas Customs Around the World Grades K-3
Students research Christmas and compose a friendly letter to compare and contrast costumes in different countries.

Christmas in Italy
Find "Historical Traditions" and "Traditional Recipes".

Christmas in Mexico
"Did you know that most everybody in Mexico takes off the last two weeks in December to Celebrate Christmas in Mexico? Learn more interesting facts. "

Christmas in Spain
Learn how to celebrate Christmas.

Christmas in the Philippines
Not only will you learn about Christmas, but you will also find many interesting facts about the Philippines.

Christmas with Virtual Finland
Learn about traditions, foods, parties, send cards, and more.
Submitted by: Frank Hellsten frank.hellsten@email-removed

Email Santa!
Don't trust snail mail? Make sure Santa gets your list on time!

The History of Santa Claus
Learn the "melting-pot" of information surrounding Old Saint Nick.

The History Of The Poinsettia
Learn more about this beautiful plant.

Jamaica Christmas
"Old time Jamaican Christmas and Christmas today. "

Kwanzaa
An online guide to celebrating this African American Holiday.

"Merry Christmas" in over 300 Languages
The title says it all!

NORAD Tracks Santa
Watch Santa travel the world making his special deliveries.

Ramadan on the Net
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar.

Santa Clause at Clause.com
Santa's North Pole village is full of fun activities for kids and parents.

Santa's Net
This site contains a large number of sites from the North Pole to Down Under!!

The German Way and More
Learn about Christmas in German Europe.

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Books

Christmas Around the World
by Mary K. Lankford, Karyen Dugan (Illustrator)

Celebrate Holidays Around the World
by Laurie Rozakis

Celebrating Christmas Around the World
by Herbert H. Wernecke

Celebrations Around the World : A Multicultural Handbook
by Carole S. Angell

Celebrations of Light : A Year of Holidays Around the World
by Nancy Luenn, Mark Bender (Illustrator)

Christmas Around the World
by Maria Hubert (Editor), Maria Hubert Von Staufer (Compiler)

Christmas Around the World (Carolrhoda on My Own Books)
by Emily Kelley, Priscilla Kiedrowski (Illustrator)

A Christmas Celebration : Traditions and Customs from Around the World
by Pamela Kennedy, F. Lynne Bachleda (Photographer)

Christmas Customs Around the World
by Herbert H. Wernecke

Christmas in Australia : Christmas Around the World from World Book
(Christmas Around the World from World Book)

Christmas in Colonial and Early America:
Christmas Around the World from World Book

Christmas in France (Christmas Around the World)
by Kristin Thoennes

Christmas in Mexico
(Christmas Around the World Series)

Christmas in Russia
(Christmas Around the World from World Book)

Christmas in Spain
(Christmas Around the World from World Book)

Christmas in Sweden (Christmas Around the World)
by Cheryl L. Enderlein

Christmas in the Philippines
(Christmas Around the World Series)

Christmas in Ukraine : Christmas Around the World
(Christmas Around the World from World Book)

Felix's Christmas Around the World
by Annette Langen, Constanza Droop (Illustrator)

Holiday Cooking Around the World (Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks)
by Robert L. Wolfe, Diane Wolfe

Joy to the World : Christmas Stories from Around the Globe
by Savious Pirotta, Sheila Moxley (Illustrator)

Kids Around the World Celebrate : The Best Feasts and Festivals from Many Lands (Kids Around the World Series)
by Lynda Jones

Light the Candle! Bang the Drum! : A Book of Holidays Around the World
by Ann Morris, Peter Linenthal (Illustrator)

Papa's Christmas Gift : Around the World on the Night Before Christmas
by Cheryl Harness

A Christmas Celebration : Traditions and Customs from Around the World
by Pamela Kennedy, F. Lynne Bachleda (Photographer)

Multicultural Projects Index : Things to Make & Do to Celebrate Festivals, Cultures, & Holidays Around the World
by Mary Anne Pilger

These books are out of print, but may be found at your library:

The Book of Holidays Around the World
by Alice Van Straalen

Customs and Holidays Around the World
by Lavinia Dobler

Holidays Around the World
by Joseph Gaer

Holidays Around the World (Bantam Begin-To-Learn Series)
by Walt Disney Productions

Holidays Around the World (New True Book)
by Carol Greene

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