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Holidays Around the World for Kids: Elementary Teaching Videos

Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.

Creating a unit on holidays around the world for kids can feel overwhelming at first. There are so many different countries and holidays that you can focus on. Of course, you want to tie in lots of hands-on and engaging learning experiences that help your students truly develop a beginning understanding of the holidays, as well as the cultures and traditions surrounding them. It can definitely feel like A LOT! These FREE holidays around the world for kids videos are a great way to bring the holidays to life and engage your students in their learning.

Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.

Learning about the holidays around the world teaches students about traditions in other countries (as well as their own) and exposes them to diverse cultures. This post shares a collection of FREE videos you can use when teaching your own holidays around the world unit.

This is a unit I have taught for years in my 3rd grade classroom and one I enjoyed teaching my own children in a homeschool setting. In addition to all of the resources shown below that I have used annually, these videos are a perfect complement to the unit.

Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.

I have also created a blog post that shares the steps I’ve successfully used over the years when preparing to teach this unit. I welcome you to read that post here: How to Teach a Holidays Around the World Unit

And now, on to the videos…

Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.

We just returned from a quick trip to Disney and once again enjoyed the Holidays Around the World events they do in each of the countries in EPCOT.

Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.

While I won’t make you scroll through countless pics of my family’s trip, I will let you enjoy some of it through a collection of videos taken in EPCOT as part of their Holidays Around the World experience.

Having researched many different cultures and traditions last year when I was creating my Holidays Around the World Resource Packet, I found these “performances” to be both interesting and entertaining. My kids really enjoyed them and as I was watching them in Florida last week I couldn’t help but think how great it would be for children to see and hear them too.

That’s when I got the idea to round up some videos from each of the holidays they featured so teachers could easily access them and share them with their students. They really are the perfect complement to any Holidays Around the World thematic unit and may allow students who struggle with reading or listening to texts to access the information in a manner that aligns well with their learning style.

Italy Video

Germany Video

France Video

Canada Video

England Video

Hanukkah Video


Kwanzaa Video

Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.
Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.

Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.
Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.

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These holidays around the world for kids videos will serve as a helpful tool for your holidays around the world unit. They’ll provide students a visual representation of the holidays to contribute to them making meaning of the cultures, customs, and traditions surrounding the holidays.

Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.

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