It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

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Our homeschooling week was spent on more Thanksgiving themed studies.  But, on the homeschooling social media groups and the e-mails I’ve received, it is all about Christmas.  And with the  Christmas teaching season starting in just another week,  I’ve started my Christmas study link collection and I’m passing those links on to you today.

50 fun activities and projects for advent  http://www.onlypassionatecuriosity.com/holiday-traditions-free-printable-activity-advent-calendar/

Resources and lesson plans for all grades and ages that teach giving and volunteerism, civic engagement, and character through service.  This looks just perfect for countering the commercialism and greediness that comes along with the season.  http://learningtogive.org/teachers/

5 Days of Christmas Carols study with lyrics, printables, videos, and more http://www.homegrownlearners.com/home/2012/12/20/5-days-of-christmas-carols-day-5-o-come-o-come-emmanuel.html

100’s of free Christmas themed printables for all grade levels and most subjects  http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/PreK-12-Subject-Area/ChristmasChanukahKwanzaa/Grade-Level/Homeschooler/Price-Range/Free

Interactive Christmas themed games  http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/christms/chgames.htm

Science, language arts, history, and art resources and lessons plans with Christmas themes https://www.teachervision.com/christmas/celebrations-and-festivals/6604.html

3 levels of Christmas Trivia  http://triviapark.com/quizzes/xmasquiz.html

Printable notebooking and journaling pages here http://www.teacherfiles.com/resources_bp_holidays.htm and here http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas-writing-paper

Holiday TV Guide  http://m.washfm.com/articles/happy-holidays-444238/holiday-tv-guide-2013-9483051/

Since our history studies are centered around early America this year, we will be learning about the Christmas celebrations of that time.  This article explains some of the Christmas traditions of the American colonists.  http://foundersacademy.net/2013/colonial-cmas-decor/

This site has an overview of American Christmas history  http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/ch/in_america.htm

“Bet You Didn’t Know” is a short Christmas history video which includes a bit of American Christmas history http://www.history.com/topics/christmas/videos#bet-you-didnt-know-christmas

Colonial American history, decorations, and recipes  http://www.history.org/almanack/life/christmas/

Video, Christmas in 18th Century America  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ9Iaw0iKLY

Short story, Christmas in 1776, http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/christmas/stories/christmas-in-seventeen-seventy-six.html

Of course Christmas is not the only special day in December.  Be on the lookout for my listing of special days in December coming soon!

To find your own study links and tons of “freebies”, consider joining some homeschooling social media groups.  I recommend these!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/567122276640599/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/210519735725683/

Happy Holiday Teaching!

betty jo

 

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10 thoughts on “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      You’re welcome, Fran. And, I am looking forward to linking up with you for your Christmas activities! What kind of games and ideas do you have?

      Reply
      1. Jess Benoit

        Thanks again for all of these great links throughout all of your Christmas posts! Our printer is out of ink & since the hubs hurt his arm & can’t drive & I don’t drive, I have to find ways to have our Christmas lessons/unit online.

      2. Betty Jo Post author

        Us too! We don’t want to invest in ink refills when our school shopping expenses need to go for baking and crafting projects! Also, we didn’t want to work on lapbooks or those type of hands on activities with all the ornament and gift making we’ve to do. Glad you can use some of this Jess!

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