Hi everyone! I just wanted to share with you what we’re doing for school for Christmas. Every year I try to find a different Christmas Unit Study to have fun with.
Here’s a list of all the ones we’ve done in the past (just to give you some ideas!):
- The Legend of the Candy Cane
- Christmas in the Big Woods (Little House)
- Madeline’s Christmas
- A New Coat for Anna (Five in a Row)
- Cranberry Christmas
- The 12 Days of Christmas
- Christmas Around the World
- The Polar Express
(FYI, most of those I found on either Homeschoolshare.com or Currclick.com and were either free or very inexpensive.)
This year I started looking early and was so excited to find this study on Currclick.com:
Celebrate Christmas in Colonial America Unit Study by Meredith Curtis
This study is 20 days long and is broken down with different lessons for each day. There are Bible lessons focusing on Hospitality, Read aloud suggestions and then many lessons to choose from for each day. It includes maps and other printable activities as well as recipes, crafts and links to virtual field trips and much more. I really love history and colonial times can be so much fun, so I think this is going to be great for us! We’re actually starting a little early, we began the study this week mostly because we typically only school 4 days a week and I wanted to have a lot of flexibility with Christmas activities.
The study included a long list of suggestions for read aloud books. These are the ones I chose to read to my 3 younger kids:
I’m going to read a few pages each day from the If You Lived books then a few pages from the My America books. I chose some different books for my oldest to read on her own while I’m reading these. Here is what Popstar will be reading: (She will also write a book report as she finishes each book)
I will also be using this book for go-along projects:
Also, I made my kids a “coloring book” from this website: USA Printables. The kids will work on coloring these while I’m doing the read aloud books each day.
So this is what we’ll be doing for school (in addition to math & reading) up until Christmas. I’m hoping to post each week about the activities we’re doing.
Are you planning any special studies for Christmas this year? I would love to hear about it! Please feel free to comment.
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