We live in a very diverse country! Which means, diversity fills our classrooms every school year. It’s so wonderful to share different cultures with my learners while in the classroom. To have students share their traditions and celebration with their peers is a special time for them and love doing it. The holiday season is a great time to study cultures around the world. This free Holiday Passport Around the World activity is perfect for your culture unit!
Books to Include
There are so many fun activities to do to integrate holidays from around the world. All you need is this free resource and some books, and you have yourself an entire week full of holiday learning!
How to Use Your Passport
With this free holiday passport around the world resource, you have printables for six different countries along with the passport itself. Print the passport on colored paper, or white paper and let your students decorate as they want.
Plan activities that tie in with each country’s tradition! The Holidays Around the World Lapbook is a great addition!
Along with reading this book, have your students make a paper Santa Lucia crown before adding a stamp to their passport!
Create a fun piñata along with reading this book to learn more about the cultures of Mexico! Don’t forget to add a stamp to the passport!
Make a broom out of yarn while learning more about La Befana. Add a stamp to the passport before moving to the next country.
Have your students make their own Diyas for Diwali. This book is a great non-fiction book that teaches all about this culture. Read it and add a stamp to the passport!
Hanukkah is a more well-known tradition in the US, so it’s likely your learners will be more familiar with this tradition! Play a game of Dreidel and read Hanukkah Lights. Add the Hanukkah stamp to the passport before moving on!
To learn more about St. Nicholas Day, have your learners make a gift for a special person, or do a small gift exchange between your class! Add a stamp to your passport!
Once your students ‘travel’ the world, they will know so much about other holiday cultures! To grab this free resource, click the download button below!