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Holidays Around the World for Kids: Elementary Teaching Videos for 2022

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. They’ll fully 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.

Let me share the backstory of these videos… 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. While I won’t make you scroll through countless pictures of my family’s trip, I will let you enjoy some of it through a collection of videos taken in EPCOT as part of my kids’ 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! As I watched 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. Further, they allow students who struggle with reading to access the information in a manner that aligns well with their learning style.

Check out the holidays around the world videos below!

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.

7 Holidays Around the World Videos

Below are 7 holidays around the world videos you can show in your classroom. These holidays around the world for kids videos will be a helpful tool for your holidays around the world unit. They’ll provide students a visual representation of the holidays. This will contribute to them making meaning of the cultures, customs, and traditions surrounding the holidays.

Italy Video

Germany Video

France Video

Canada Video

England Video

Hanukkah Video


Kwanzaa Video

Additional Holidays Around the World Resources

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. Check out the resources below to get more ideas for teaching your holidays around the world unit.

Holidays Around the World Informational Blog Posts

Check out the informational blog posts listed below to learn more about holidays around the world!

Holidays Around the World Unit

I have taught a holidays around the world unit for years in my 3rd grade classroom and also in a homeschool setting with my own children. Through this experience, I curated a massive collection of resources and created the holidays around the world unit shown below. This unit walks teachers step by step through how to teach a holidays around the world unit.

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