Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts

Thursday, November 14, 2019

15 Happy December Learning Holiday and Observances

Thinking about what to do in the days before winter break? How about learning about December holidays and observances from near and far. I've assembled a few ideas here.

December 1-24, 2019
All about how to create a book advent calendar.

Christmas Bird Count Week 
December 14, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Learn about how to participate in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Get materials and resources to conduct your count.

Computer Science Education Week 
December 1-7, 2019
Learn how to get resources for computer science education.

Cookie Exchange Week 
 December 16-20, 2019
A list of fun ideas from cookie parties to baking for charity.

Evening of December 22, 2019 through Evening of December 30, 2019
Learn about this holiday and create a dreidel craft.

Evening of December 26, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Try activities such as making a drum, candle or wreath.

National Bible Week 
November 24, 2019 - December 1, 2019
Ideas on what to do during National Bible Week, from sharing favorite scripture verses, to giving away a Bible.

December 16-24
Crafts, skits and more activities to celebrate Posadas.

National Pastry Day 
December 9
Make or try a new type of pastry.

Kaleidoscope Day 
December 11
Try making a Kaleidoscope from simple materials.

Gingerbread House Day 
December 12
Ideas for candy free gingerbread houses... or not.

National Cocoa Day 
December 12
Lots of cocoa recipes here such as peppermint, eggnog, and Mexican.

National Wreaths Across America Day 
December 14, 2019 (Second Saturday in December)
Sponsor a veterans' wreath, volunteer or donate to a local group.

National Cupcake Day 
December 15
Cook up one or more of these cupcake batches.

Wright Brothers Day 
December 17
Read about the Wright brothers.

Watch a video about the Wrights.

Have some great holiday fun!

Friday, December 7, 2018

21 December Holiday Celebrations Learning Fun

   Happy winter holidays! I've found some interesting and fun holiday educational learning ideas for your classes. These 21 links are from a variety of celebrations. Try a few.

1. What is Kwanzaa? (K, 1 and 2)

Students learn about the basic concepts surrounding the holiday of Kwanzaa.

2. Hanukkah Crafts for Kids

Create crafts such as dreidel, Star of David, Hanukkah Advent calendar. Select from 44 different ideas. There are also Christmas crafts to make, too.

3. 12 Questions of Christmas - What is Hanukkah?

Puppets answer the question of what Christmas and Hanukkah are.

4. Jewish Circle Dance Instruction

Why a circle dance? Find out the answer to this question and try some dance moves. 


How do other countries celebrate Christmas? Find out how over 50 countries celebrate Christmas. 

7.  Christmas in Europe 4k

What is a Christmas market? It's not only a place to find classic wooden toys and foods sold only around Christmas.

8. Kevin's Kwanzaa | Children's Books Read Aloud

A story about Kwanzaa for elementary school grades.

9. Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles Read Aloud

A Hanukkah story for elementary school grades.

10. What is Las Posadas? Christmas Around the World

Learn about what happens with Las Posadas in this short video.

11. How to Draw a Christmas Tree

Grab a paper, pencil and colored pencils and draw along with the artist. 

12. Instrumental Christmas Music

Relaxing holiday music (under 4 minutes long) with a fireplace.

13. Christmas Around the World Song | Christmas Traditions

Learn about the traditions of other countries in this short video.

14. Crazy Santa Dance

Follow these wild dance moves as best as you can in this fun dance!

15. The Rockefeller Christmas Tree Rises And Lights

A time lapse of  events of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

16. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

The Royal Ballet presents this dance segment from the Nutcracker.

17. Hanukkah Dance

Music string arrangement by Matt Conaway.

18. African Bell Carol

19. Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Sleigh Ride

20. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here

21. Nat King Cole Chestnuts roasting on an open fire