Holidays Around the World Christmas Around the World – Preschool & Kindergarten


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Holidays Around the World Centers (aka Christmas Around the World Centers) are loaded with fun, hands-on holiday themed activities to help your students build math and literacy concepts! Each activity has a page of teacher tips to help you create the activity easily and ensure it will go smoothly. You can use these centers as arrival/table time activities, center activities, small group instruction, and circle.

The following holidays are included in this unit: Ramadan, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Las Posadas, Saint Lucia, Lunar New Year, and Christmas (commercial Christmas with, not Christan).

There are two literacy centers and two math centers for each holiday. One center is a lower level (more for preschool & pre-k), and the other is a higher level (more for kindergarten).

What’s Included:

Digital Resources:

  • Google Slide & PDF Ebook
  • 4 Seesaw Math Activities (counting up to 10, making numbers 1-10, ten frames, adding up to 5)
  • 4 Seesaw Literacy Activities (beginning sound, beginning sound with word clue, CVC, sight words)

Each Holiday has:

  • Book List
  • Vocabulary Cards (real photographs, 4 per holiday)
  • Holiday Fact Posters (one-page poster with real photographs)
  • Holiday Word Banks & Sorting Boards (clip art)
  • Writing Paper (4 writing paper options for each holiday)
  • Play Dough Cards (8 per holiday)
  • STEM Cards (4 Brick Blocks per holiday and 5 Cubes per holiday)
  • Art Activity with photograph example and printables (if needed)
  • Sensory Bin idea for each holiday

Literacy Centers with worksheets (two literacy centers for each holiday)

  • ABC Order – Christmas (two options: matching and fill in the blank)
  • Handwriting Practice – Christmas (uppercase and lowercase letters)
  • Read, Write, Build with Letter Cards – Hanukkah (letters or sight words)
  • Rhyme Puzzles – Hanukkah
  • Letter Hide & Seek – Kwanzaa (uppercase game and a lowercase game)
  • Sight Word Color by Code – Kwanzaa
  • Letter Tracing Cards – Diwali
  • Initial Sound Word Cards – Diwali
  • Letter Dot It – Saint Lucia (uppercase and lowercase options)
  • Ending Sounds Cards – Saint Lucia
  • Rhyme Match-Up – Las Posadas
  • CVC Cards – Las Posadas
  • Letter and Beginning Sound Match-Up – Lunar New Year
  • Build a Word with Brick Blocks – Lunar New Year
  • Name Mosaic – Ramadan
  • Syllable Match-Up – Ramadan

Math Centers with worksheets (two math centers for each holiday)

  • Roll & Count or Roll & Add – Christmas
  • Addition Cards – Christmas
  • More or Less – Hanukkah
  • Missing Number – Hanukkah with number lines for extra support
  • Ten Frame Mats – Kwanzaa (numbers 1-20)
  • I Spy Graphs – Kwanzaa
  • Pattern Block Symmetry Mats – Diwali (2 levels)
  • Roll & Count, Roll & Add – Diwali
  • Pattern Cards – Saint Lucia
  • Subtraction Cards – Saint Lucia
  • Number Match Up – Las Posadas (numbers 1-20)
  • Flip & Find to 50 & 100 – Las Posadas
  • 2D Shape Match – Lunar New Year
  • Ten Frame Built It Mats – Lunar New Year (numbers 11-30)
  • Pattern Block Number Mats – Ramadan (numbers 1-20)
  • Crescent Moon Puzzles – Ramadan (numbers 1-20

Also Included:

  • Unit at A Glace Visual
  • Labels for Organization

This resource was created in collaboration with The Multicultural Classroom!


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