Monday, December 13, 2010

A Holiday Trip Around the World

What moves faster than a spinning dreidel and is more powerful than eight reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh?.......the holiday "trip" around the world that our Kinders took last week.  Every teacher on our KG team adopted one holiday custom, developed a fun learning activity about it, then rotated among each classroom to present the lesson. We learned about Hannukah, Kwaanza, La Posada, St. Lucia, and the tradition of the Christmas tree. Whew!

St. Lucia wreath from Sweden

Kwaanza woven placemat 

Paper plate poinsettia from Mexico

Chanukah menorah

and the traditional Christmas tree


Mrs. Hicks@hicks-thealphabetgarden.blogspot said...

I love it!! Our team also chooses countries and rotates, we enjoy it! I really like the Hanukkah art project and will adopt this for our unit-the dreidel can be tough to pull off. Thank you for posting your unit, I appreciate the new ideas.

Mrs. Pearce said...

Thanks for checking out the post! Chanukah happened to be my holiday rotation. I have to say that this menorah craft was supper easy and the kids enjoyed it. It also incorporates Math skills. (equal sets of small candles on either side of the tall candle).