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December

Holidays Around the World Books for Kids

December is a great time of year for celebrating and learning about holidays around the world for kids. Elementary students can learn about how different countries celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Las Posadas, Three Kings Day, St. Lucia Day, Epiphany, and Chinese New Year using these lists of holidays around

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Holidays Around the World Crafts for Kids in 2023

These holidays around the world crafts are perfect for elementary students to create in December for many reasons. First, they align with the cultural traditions that they learn about in a holidays around the world unit of study. They work for a Christmas around the world unit too! Second, they

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Gingerbread Man Activities and Ideas for 2023

Gingerbread man activities are a great way to keep 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students engaged and learning during the month of December, which can be a tricky time of year in the classroom. The students often have “sugarplums dancing in their heads” and their excitement for the

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reindeer research project

7 Reindeer Activities and Ideas for 2023

Are your kids in “The Christmas Spirit,” but perhaps you aren’t allowed to do actual Christmas activities? Below are some fun and engaging reindeer activities that your students will love! Learn all about these reindeer activities below! 1. Reindeer Activity Packet This reindeer activity packet is filled with fun and

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Christmas Writing Prompt Activities: How to Wrap a Present

This fun Christmas writing prompt activity invites students to write directions for others to follow explaining how to wrap a present, specifically how to wrap a gift box. This is one of my favorite holiday writing prompts because it is a fun and engaging, real-world situation that students love! The

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Brazil holidays around the world unit

Christmas in Brazil: Holidays Around the World for Kids

Brazil is a popular choice when doing a Christmas around the world or holidays around the world unit. Christmas in Brazil is similar to Christmas in the United States; however, there are some differences which make it an interesting place to explore with elementary students during the month of December. This

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Three Kings Day Facts and Activities for Kids

This Christmas in Italy resource can be used as a stand alone unit or as part of a larger holidays around the world unit. It covers Three Kings Day, which is also known as Epiphany, and includes everything you need to teach your students about this special winter holiday, including Three Kings Day

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Winter Opinion Writing FREEBIE!

Grab this freebie and engage your students in a fun seasonal activity. It’s a great way to practice opinion writing.