How 12 Countries Around the World Celebrate Christmas {Printables}


Take your students on a world tour with Christmas celebrations from around the world. Find out how 12 different countries celebrate Christmas with these teacher book recommendations, free printables and a passport. You’ll be able to skip the airport lines and the lines at Epcot when you take this adventure right from your classroom. {wink}

How 12 Countries Around the World Celebrate Christmas {Printables} - Teach Junkie

Christmas Around the World

Click on the links to see Christmas traditions in different countries, book recommendations for primary grades and each link has it’s own set of free printables!

Christmas in Portugal – Compare and contrast how families in Portugal celebrate Christmas with your own family.

Christmas in Sweden – Classic family time and a feast round out how families celebrate Christmas in Sweden. Vocabulary cards are included. [passport page]

Christmas in Poland – Find out the role that gingerbread and straw play in celebrating Christmas as students learn about Polish Christmas traditions.

Christmas in Australia – Read multiple Christmas themed stories that are fun twists on an American Christmas and complete a printable flip book on Australia at Christmas.

Christmas in Italy – Read a famous Tomie DePaola book along with a few youtube videos to show how Italians celebrate Christmas. [passport page]

Christmas in Finland – Jan Brett books come to the rescue alongside how to make gorgeous Finnish star ornaments to learn about Christmas in Finland.

Christmas in France – Read a non-fiction passage and organize important information on the festive customs of Christmas in France.

Christmas in Canada – Use a printable emergent reader to explore how Canada celebrates Christmas.

Christmas in Mexico – Create a beautiful art project or pinata ornament to wrap up learning about how to celebrate Christmas in Mexico.

Christmas in Ireland – Learn how to say Christmas in Gaelic and create a stunning candle craft to display how Christmas is celebrated in Ireland.

Christmas in Spain – Find out just how long the Christmas season lasts in Spain along writing what you learned about Christmas traditions in Spain. [passport page]

Christmas in England – Make a Christmas paper hat to resemble ones worn in Great Britain as students learn about Christmas celebrations in England.

Here’s an additional passport and suitcase idea to round out your trip around the world!

What a fantastic collection of Christmas traditions from around the world! Thanks creative teachers – your Christmas traditions around the world worksheets and lesson plans are so helpful! Feel free to grab the “I’m a Featured Teach Junkie” blog button as your creations are definitely worth the shout out. {{high fives}}

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Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.