This bundle of full of 3 amazing Christmas Around the World products! Each one is jam-packed with educational and engaging content.
#1: Christmas Around the World Digital and Print Activities
Time to travel around the world with your students and discover how other countries celebrate Christmas! This fun activity pack will help your students get in the holiday spirit as they learn about other customs and traditions. Included you will find both a digital option and print option. So, this perfect for distance learning and in a classroom! The digital option is provided in both a Google Slides and PowerPoint format.
The countries included are:
- The Philippines
- South Africa
Each country comes with a fact page full of interesting information to read about Christmas in that country, as well as a separate activity page.
With the activity pages, students will write journal entries, design gingerbread houses, work on word searches, put puzzles together, unscramble holiday words, and more!
This is a perfect addition to your Christmas Around the World unit. Use these during the month of December. They are perfect for bell ringers, self-starts, homework, fast finishers, writing projects, and engaging your students in meaningful learning.
Included you will find 30 colorful slides and 30 black and white printable pages!
#2 Christmas Around the World Digital and Print Escape Room
Now updated with a completely digital option! The digital option is a Google Form.
Will your class escape in time? Try this escape room game with your students today! This is a fun game that is perfect for reviewing reading strategies, specifically summarizing and context clues. Students will be visiting different countries all over the world, and learning about their Christmas traditions. This game is intended for 3rd-5th grade students.
This is an interactive game where the students are timed. They are trying to save Christmas by finding Santa’s lost toy bag. Students must solve a string of questions and clues, as well as decode different ciphers to escape. If your class has never played an escape game before, I suggest playing this as a whole class. However, materials are provided for up to 6 different groups to play at one time.
**Versions with and without QR codes included!
Students try and solve clues and questions to breakout and escape the classroom. You, the teacher, can decide how much time your students have to complete the task. I suggest 60 minutes, but it is up to your discretion. You can even split the time up and play 30 minutes one day, and 30 minutes a second day. Also, you can project a timer for your class, or put one somewhere for all the students to see, so they can keep track of how much time they have left to complete their task.
This is similar to a scavenger hunt where students will be moving around the room, looking for clues to unlock their envelopes (I have included riddles and suggestions on where to hide each clue). A paper is provided so students can write their work down. For many of the questions, students must have an answer that matches one on an envelope. If the answers do not match, they can’t open or “unlock” the envelope, and must rework the question.
*Everything is included, however teachers must provide their own envelopes.
I give step by step instructions on how to set up the game, including pictures! This is sure to capture the attention of your students.
Places students will visit on their journey around the world:
- The Netherlands
Students will be practicing the following reading comprehension skills:
- context clues
#3 Christmas Around the World Research Doodle Journal
This doodle research journal comes in a digital and print version. This makes it perfect for distance learning or the classroom! There are 14 research pages, each one focusing on a different country for Christmas or winter holiday. The digital version is on Google Slides and can be used on any device.
There are 8 different country pages, each focusing on how that country celebrates Christmas. There are also 6 pages focusing on different winter holidays from around the world.
The countries and holidays are:
- Chinese New Year
- Las Posadas
- Santa Lucia
Each doodle page has a section for students to write down research about different symbols, traditions, foods, sights, decorations, and facts. There is also a place to draw or insert a picture of a tradition on each page.
Use these for Christmas around the world research and writing units, bell ringers, fast finishers, exit tickets, and so much more! Your students will love the doodle theme and learning about different cultures from around the world.