Winter may feel long and boring sometimes, but it can also be an excellent time for learning. The students are no longer in their beginning of school, get-to-know-you phase and aren’t quite at the school-year-is-almost-over phase yet. This means that it’s an excellent opportunity to work, play, and learn! This is the best time for multicultural learning with our Winter Holidays Around the World Bundle. It’s a great tool for teachers to help students understand and appreciate winter celebrations worldwide.
We spend cold winter days reading winter read-alouds in a cozy spot. We complete this easy winter craft and make adorable polar bears out of paper plates. And we do snow-filled activities, such as this avalanche experiment, that help keep your learners engaged all winter long.
Another fun thing to do in winter is to learn about and celebrate all of the different holidays. There are so many winter holiday classroom activities to choose from, like this Christmas bingo game, or winter holiday crafts, like these New Year’s Eve glasses.
But of course, every student and every teacher celebrates different holidays, and maybe even the same holiday in different ways. That’s why it’s so important to bring multicultural winter holiday activities into the classroom. This Holidays Around the World Mega Bundle includes 10 holiday units, bringing different cultures and traditions into the classroom this winter.
Winter Holidays Around the World Bundle
The Holidays Around the World Bundle contains 10 complete holiday units full of hands-on and engaging activities that make learning about multicultural winter holidays fun. The bundle also includes a bonus briefcase craft for students to complete after studying all of the holidays.
Each unit includes a variety of the same activities specified for the holiday unit. The activities are easy to use, fun to do, and are sure to become some of your favorite holiday-themed educational resources this winter.
Included Holiday Units
- St. Nicholas Day
- St. Lucia Day
- Las Posadas
- La Befana
- Chinese/Lunar New Year
- Eid al Fitr
Each holiday unit comes with easy prep holiday classroom activities that will be perfect for keeping your students learning and having a blast this winter.
Components in Each Unit
- Unit Overview
- Holiday PowerPoint and Posters
- Definition Posters
- Holiday Emergent Reader
- Fact Page Worksheets
- Holiday Craft
- Vocabulary Cards
- Venn Diagram Activity
- Circle Map
- Holiday Compare Worksheets
- Writing Pages
Using the Winter Holidays Around the World Bundle
Once you purchase and download the bundle, you’ll be able to take a closer look at the 10 different holiday units and the bonus craft. You’ll have the same activities available to use for each unit, making them easier to teach. The familiarity of the materials will help your students understand and complete the activities each time. You can pick and choose which materials best match your student’s ability levels and needs. And don’t forget to work on the briefcase craft along the way as you complete the units! You can spread them out during the fall and winter months or spend a few weeks doing them all. The learning opportunities are endless with these winter holiday classroom activities.
Each winter holiday unit includes a unit overview that gives you a closer look at everything that is available to use with your students to teach them about each holiday.
PowerPoint and Posters
Each holiday unit includes a PowerPoint presentation of winter holiday facts for students. You’ll also have a matching set of printable posters so that you can present the material in whichever way works best for you.
When you’re teaching global winter celebrations to your students, there are bound to be several new vocabulary words that come up throughout the different units. To help you teach the new words, we’ve included a set of definition posters for each holiday that include real-life pictures and age-appropriate definitions. Print them out to display in your classroom and refer to them as you continue the unit.
Each holiday unit includes an emergent reader to help students review the specific traditions for that particular holiday. These winter holiday stories for kids will help students better remember and understand the multicultural holiday celebrations.
Fact Page Worksheets
We know that it can be tricky to find excellent winter holiday printables for classrooms, so that’s why we’ve included a collection of different fact page worksheets for each holiday unit. You can pick and choose which type of fact page works best for your class. Students can complete these pages independently, as a whole group, or while working in small groups with you.
No holiday unit would be complete without classroom holiday crafts! Each holiday covered in the winter holidays around the world bundle includes a festive craft that students can make and bring home to their families. The crafts also make wonderful bulletin boards. Each craft represents the holiday, from Christmas trees to Menorahs.
When teaching the new holiday vocabulary to your students, you can add the included vocabulary cards to your word wall, board, pocket chart, or writing center for your students to reference during the unit.
Venn Diagram Activity
Since you’ll most likely be teaching your learners about more than one holiday with the purchase of this Winter Holidays Around the World Bundle, each unit includes a Venn diagram activity sheet to compare and contrast two holidays. This is a great whole-group or small-group activity that will get your students thinking and recalling facts about each holiday.
Holiday Compare Worksheets
In the same sense as the Venn diagram activity, each holiday unit comes with printable holiday compare worksheets that give your students a quick chance to show what they know about the holiday that you’re studying. This is a great way for you to assess what students have learned.
Each holiday unit includes a circle map. Circle maps can be used just like a graphic organizer. You could use it before teaching about the holiday to see what students already know, or you could use it throughout the unit for students to share what they’ve learned. It can also be a great brainstorming activity before assigning some holiday writing to your students.
Winter is an excellent time to work on your students’ writing skills! Each unit includes writing page options for your students to show what they know and write about the specific holiday. You could put the pages in your writing center or use them as a whole group lesson. Students can write facts about the holiday or create an exciting, imaginative story.
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