December is an opportunity to have fun and give and receive
gifts, but it is also a month filled with teachable moments.
Consider having a weekly date with your family to learn about a
different winter holiday or tradition throughout the month. There
are many to choose from:
Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)
Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican)
St. Lucia Day (Swedish)
Christmas Day (Christian)
Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian)
Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish)
Kwanzaa (African American)
Winter Solstice (Science/Nature)
Introducing your family to new holidays can be very simple if you
choose a children’s book and a fun craft as the
framework for your family lessons. You can especially bring the
holiday to life for your kids by searching online for local
festivals or experiences so your children can be part of a
real-life celebration. Committing to trying one new holiday
experience for a tradition outside of your own each year is an
exciting way to make family lessons come alive, and it also gives
you a new family tradition to work on each year.
Want more? Click on the links for fun, global winter
holiday coloring pages! Click, color & print.
Be safe and we’ll see you back on Monday, January 4, 2021!