The story of Christmas around the world is shared in this HUGE resource that includes coloring pages with copywork about Christmas in Germany, Egypt, Australia, China, and South Africa. Kids can discover all sorts of interesting facts about the way families in these countries celebrate Christmas, what they enjoy eating for special Christmas meals, and much more. They can discover how German Christmas markets began and caught on all around the world, the history of popular German Christmas decorations, popular Christmas carols that began in Germany, why people in Egypt celebrate Christmas at two different times, how Carols by Candlelight got started in Australia, what Boxing Day is all about, what Christmas decorations are popular in China, why one Chinese city is sometimes called the “Christmas capital of the world,” what a Bring-and-Braai is, and much more.
This unit focuses on faith, family, and food traditions and customs. There is no mention of Santa Claus or gift-giving traditions. A short introduction highlights what the Christmas celebrations in the book have in common, and the end of the book focuses on thanking community helpers who don’t always get to take Christmas off to be with their families.
Coloring pages are broken down as follows: Introduction (6 pages), Christmas in Germany (53 pages), Christmas in Egypt (8 pages), Christmas in Australia (24 pages), Christmas in China (15 pages), Christmas in South Africa (17 pages), and Community Thank You (15 pages). *If you purchase multiple Story of Christmas Around the World volumes, please note that the Introduction and Community Thank You pages repeat in each volume, but each volume includes 100+ coloring pages about Christmas in five different countries with no repeated images or countries between volumes.
There are 138 coloring pages with large cursive, traceable copywork. It’s a great way to work some social studies, holiday fun, and handwriting practice into your day. You can even display the pages around the room when you’re finished. 141 pages total. Ages 5-10.
A note about coloring book levels:
Level A: Coloring pages include single word or phrase copywork (traceable print)
Level B: Coloring pages include full sentence copywork (traceable print)
Level C: Coloring pages include full sentence copywork (traceable cursive)
Pictures may vary or repeat between levels. Not all books are available in all three levels; new levels will be added as available.