December Holidays ~ Teacher's Guide

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Activity 1 Write an email to Santa and get a quick answer
http://www.north-pole.net/

Activity 2
Build a gingerbread house
just for holiday fun!
http://homecooking.about.com/food/homecooking/library/weekly/aa120797.htm
 
Activity 3 Read this interactive story of Theodore the Tugboat
http://www.cochran.com/theodore/noframe/stories.html

Other December Links:
Multi-cultural holidays
http://members.aol.com/il2teach/pubpage.holidays.htm
 
Christmas cookies online coloring page
Holiday card online coloring page
Christmas presents online coloring page
http://www.weeklyreader.com/features/cbpals.html#zip
 
12 days of Christmas coloring pages
http://www.12days.com/library/coloringbook/doll.htm

Other Projects and Ideas:
 
Holiday Party Foods
Make Sparkly Snowflakes
http://www.teelfamily.com/activities/snow/art.html

Videos:
 
Videos may be ordered from: Cooperating School Districts, Inc. (CSD)
http://info.csd.org/data/geogr.html
 
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.


Books:

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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