December Holidays ~ Teacher's Guide

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Activity 1 Write an email to Santa and get a quick answer

Activity 2
Build a gingerbread house
just for holiday fun!
Activity 3 Read this interactive story of Theodore the Tugboat

Other December Links:
Multi-cultural holidays
Christmas cookies online coloring page
Holiday card online coloring page
Christmas presents online coloring page
12 days of Christmas coloring pages

Other Projects and Ideas:
Holiday Party Foods
Make Sparkly Snowflakes

Videos may be ordered from: Cooperating School Districts, Inc. (CSD)
Catalog Number: 89520 Run Time: 25 minutes
Video: 1980
Program Title: Trolls and the Christmas Express, The
Synopsis: Meet six troublesome trolls, Troglo, Glump, Klud, Trub, Gnash and Orn--they're out to spoil Christmas for all little girls and boys! Disguised as elves, they use their mischievous magic to sabotage Santa's toy production; but the good magic of the elves overturns all their rascally deeds.
Catalog Number: 12556
Program Title: Celebrate Hanukkah!
Video Production Year: 1977
Run Time: 15 minutes
Synopsis: April explains how a Menorah is used to celebrate Hanukkah. She tells Doodle about the "Festival of Lights" &endash; the history of the holiday and how it is celebrated today.
Catalog Number: 32150
Program Title: Feliz Navidad
Video Production Yr.:1974
Run Time: 14 minutes
Synopsis: Donald duck's friends, Jose and Panchico, show him the Mexican Christmas celebration of Las Posadas. Let students learn about the traditional candlelight search for shelter that ends with parties, pinatas, gifts and fireworks! Animated. English language.


Santa's Book of Names McPhail, David M.
The Christmas Promise Balogh, Mary
The Wild Christmas Reindeer Brett, Jan
The Christmas Trolls De Paola, Tomie
Srtega Nona De Paola, Tomie
Jingle the Christmas Clown De Paola, Tomie
Mr. Willoughby's Christmas Tree Barry, Robert
Night Tree Bunting, Eve & Rand, Ted (Illustrator)
Polar Express Van Allsburg, Chris
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Wojciechowski, Susan & James, Patrick
The Night Before Christmas
The Chanukah Guest Most, Bernard
Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukka Story Manushkin, Fran
9 Days to Christmas Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida
Pancho's Pinata Stefan Czernecki and Timothy Rhodes
The Legend of Old Befana Tomie dePoala
Imani's Gift at Kwanzaa Denise Burden-Patman

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