Christmas Around the World For Kids Activities -- Homeschooling Fun Through The Holidays

One of our year-long homeschool classes this year is World Geography, but I like to do a lot of holiday activities and lessons during November and December. So, I'm combining the two to make this Christmas Around the World for Kids Activities series!

During the first two weeks in December, I'll be sharing twelve activities that we're doing with our kids to learn more about different people, cultures, histories, and traditions around the world! They will be perfect for homeschoolers, but a lot of them can be used in classrooms too! 

AND, I made this fantastic little "passport" for the 12 activities we'll be doing this year! So, after we do the activity, we'll paste in the "stamp" for that country/activity!  If you print pages 1-4 front-to-back, you can fold them in half like a passport book, and staple it closed. :)  I'll put in a little video to show what I mean in the next day or two.

Anyway, you can get grab the little passport file {free} right here!
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As I type up each day, I'll be linking to them all below! I'll even try to post them a day ahead of schedule so you can see what we end up doing.

Here is my schedule**:

Christmas Around the World for Kids:

Dec 2nd (Wednesday): Christmas Cards (Nigeria)

Dec 3rd (Thursday): Christmas in Mexico STEM Challenge (either poinsettia pH or pinatas)

Dec 4th (Friday): St. Nikolas Day (Austria - shoes, history, and candy)  

Dec 7th (Monday):  Rice Pudding (in Sweden)

Dec 8th (Tuesday): Father Frost (Russia)

Dec 9th (Wednesday):  Christmas Cake in Japan

Dec 10th (Thursday):  Christmas Lights STEM Challenge (Japan)

Dec 11th (Friday):  Christmas in Brazil STEM Challenge (helicopter)

Dec 14th (Monday):  Christmas in Germany STEM Challenge (trees)

Dec 15th (Tuesday):  Christmas in Germany STEM Challenge (wooden pyramid)

Dec 16th (Wednesday): Christmas books (Iceland)

Possible bonuses (if I have time, lol!): Christmas in Sweden Mystery, Christmas in Brazil Mystery, Fried Chicken (Japan), Rosca de Reyes (3 Kings Day in Mexico)

** Posts are subject to change! This is my current plan, but it often gets adjusted as we focus on my kids' interests!

I will post a supply list later in November, so you can have that in advance too!

In the meantime, I already have a few Christmas Around the World Activities we've done in the past, so I'll share those links here--if you want to get started in November, you're always welcome to use these! (Click on the YELLOW LINKS, not the images.) ;) 


And, to make the series even more exciting, I am joining with a group of amazing bloggers to bring you the incredible Homeschooling Fun Through the Holidays series!

Twenty of us will each be hosting our own Homeschooling Fun Through the Holidays series! I'm doing Christmas Around the World Activities, and some of the other themes include Christmas science, Advent activities, and more! There will even be (a very awesome!) giveaway!

Here are all the topics...I'll add links to them all at the end of November, and then on December 1st they will all go live!

AND we have a giveaway!! One lucky winner will get more than $250 worth of curriculum, a gift card, a t-shirt, and more! Enter below:

The giveaway is open from December 1st through December 16th at 11:59pm EST. It is open to both U.S. and Canadian residents over the age of 18 excluding Quebec. The Winner will be notified by email shortly after the giveaway ends and will have 48 hours to respond to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen. By entering this giveaway, you agree to be added to the email lists of the participating bloggers.  Please be sure to read the Giveaway Tools terms and conditions upon entering.

Let me know what you think! And if you have any special requests!

And if you're looking for more homeschool unit studies, be sure to check out our growing collection here!

Happy Educating,
Carla & the kids who don't sit still!

More details if you want to read even more:
Brazil Christmas intro: 
Germany Christmas intro:
Iceland Christmas intro: 



  1. Hi!
    Just wondering what you did for Brazil. I know it says a helicopter ornament but I haven't seen anything online about that being a tradition in Brazil. Just curious as I am planning to do this with my preschool kids. Thanks!

    1. Hi Paige! I'm sorry I'm about 2 months late following up on this, but in case you want to do it next year... there's a tradition in Rio de Janeiro (and several other large Brazilian cities) where Papa Noel arrives at the Christmas celebration in a helicopter and hands out gifts and goodies to the children. I was debating on what kind of helicopter ornament to make with the kids--craft sticks, clay, or something else! I still need to do a whole write up!
      <3 Carla