The story of Christmas around the world is shared in this HUGE resource that includes coloring pages with copywork about Christmas in England, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, and Russia. 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 what Christmas traditions began in England during the Victorian era, what a Christingle is, what the most popular Christmas food in Japan is, how Beethoven came to be part of Christmas in Japan, what happened in Halifax in 1917 that the people still remember today with a special Christmas tradition, how some villages in the Netherlands announce the beginning of Advent, what Dutch Christmas cookies are hung on the Christmas tree, why Christmas trees in Russia were once New Year’s trees, and why a Russian Christmas Eve meal might have twelve courses, as well as what Sinck Tuck and Le Fête du Roi are about, 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 England (31 pages), Christmas in Japan (14 pages), Christmas in Canada (30 pages), Christmas in the Netherlands (21 pages), Christmas in Russia (20 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 137 coloring pages with large print, 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. 140 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.