There are a lot of things I love about Christmas! I love celebrating the coming of Christ, spending time with my family, and just taking time to focus on different things. When we started homeschooling, we added in the fun of Christmas Around the World!
At first, I thought this would be a great way to learn about geography, foods, and Christmas traditions. It certainly is! But I quickly found that it goes further than that.
By studying how people in other countries celebrate Christmas, you can gain a much deeper understanding of their culture, of how they think.
This allows your children to learn about others in so many ways: their ideas, their language, their values…the list goes on. It opens up so many doors and some great discussions.
And, well, it’s really fun, too!
Christmas around the World
For this year’s Homeschooling through the Holidays series at Life of a Homeschool Mom, I’ve written about how to go about making your own Christmas around the World unit study! I’ve included the why and how behind it, as well as some great free resources and a free unit planner. Come check it out!
I’m bringing it further than that, though! Over the next few weeks, I’ll be releasing daily mini-units that you can use to keep your kids learning through the holidays, with very little prep on your part. Let me do the work for you. That way, you and your kids can enjoy!
To make sure that you don’t miss this series, sign up for my weekly newsletter. I’ll be sending out the links each Wednesday as well as ideas for how to keep both your sanity and your joy during this time. There will be some amazing freebies and giveaways coming up too, so don’t miss out!