Christmas Around the World

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Welcome to Christmas Around the World hosted by International Homeschool Spirit Week. We’re so happy you dropped by to visit. We will be celebrating Christmas Around the World December 10-14, 2018. Below you will find tons of resources. We hope these will help as your family plans fun lessons and activities for the week. To participate, select the countries you want to study during Christmas Around the World week. You can study one country each day or select 1 country to study in depth all week. Then, share photos of the fun activities and projects your family does on our Facebook page December 10-14 so we can all learn from each other.

Christmas Around the World Resources

Christmas Around the World Books

Emily at Table Life Blog has a fantastic Christmas Around the World in 100 Books List. And, she didn’t just slap books randomly on a list. She took the time and effort to list the books by continent and country. It’s a serious time saver and a gift to homeschooling families everywhere. If you love her list as much as I do, would you leave her a kind comment. Comments really encourage our homeschooling blogger friends and let them know we appreciate and are using their content.

As We Walk Along the Road has a Free Christmas Around the World Unit Study and Notebooking Pages. Her Unit Study explores Christmas in Australia, France, Russian, Italy, and Mexico. Everything you need is available on her site. Did I mention it’s FREE!

Christmas Around the World Websites

Visit Why Christmas and learn how Christmas Traditions and Christmas is celebrated in different countries and cultures around the world.

Santa Claus isn’t called Santa Claus by every boy in girl around the world. Find out what kids call Santa in the country(s) you’re studying this week.

We say Merry Christmas in America. But, how would someone in another country say Merry Christmas?

Here are some fun ornaments inspired by world cultures.

Does your family love baking? Get Christmas cookie recipes for countries all over the world.

Christmas Overview, Recipes, and Craft Ideas by Country

Christmas in Argentina

Overview

Why Christmas has a good overview of Christmas in Argentina

The Holiday Spot also had a nice overview of Christmas in Argentina

Recipes

Torre de Panqueques

Pan Dulce

Craft

Paper lanterns

Christmas in Australia

Overview

Why Christmas has a good overview of Christmas in Australia

Learn with Play at Home has a nice overview of Christmas in Australia

Watch a short bit of Carols at Christmas

Recipes

Pavola

Craft

Make these fun Australian Animal candy cane animal tags

Christmas in Bolivia

Overview

Why Christmas has a good overview has a nice overview of Christmas in Bolivia

Recipe

Panetón

Craft

Make a Christmas food or gift basket to give to a family who might need it. Or, donate to a local charity.

Christmas in Brazil

Overview

The Crazy Homeschool Life has a nice overview of Christmas in Brazil

Why Christmas has a good overview of Christmas in Brazil

Recipe

Rabanada

Brigadeiro

Craft

Email leah@leahnieman.com if you have a fun craft to add

Christmas in Costa Rica

Overview

Why Christmas has a good overview of Christmas in Costa Rica

Costa Rician Experts is a travel website. But, they have a some really good information on Christmas in Costa Rica.

Something in Her Ramblings shares 5 Christmas Traditions in Costa Rica

Recipe

Gallo Pinto

Costa Rican Christmas Tamales

Craft

Email leah@leahnieman.com if you have a fun craft to add

Christmas in France

Overview

Why Christmas has a good overview of Christmas in France

EuroClub Schools has a really nice overview of complete with some vocabulary of Christmas in France

Watch this video from Epcot and learn about Père Noël France

Recipes

Bûche de Noël

Craft

Email leah@leahnieman.com if you have a fun craft to add

Christmas in Germany

Overview

Why Christmas has a good overview of Christmas in Germany

Rock Your Homeschool has a great overview of Christmas in Germany

Epcot-Christmas in Germany and Holiday Traditions

Recipe

Stollen

Marzipankartoffeln- Marzipan Potatoes

Craft

Email leah@leahnieman.com if you have a fun craft to add

Christmas in Iceland

Overview

Why Christmas has a good overview of Christmas in Iceland

Adventures in Mommydom has a great overview of Christmas in Iceland

Recipes

Craft

Christmas in Ireland

Overview

Homeschool Your Boys has a great overview of Christmas in Ireland

Recipe

Craft

Christmas in Italy

Overview

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/christmas-in-italy.html

Table Life Blog has a great overview of Christmas in Italy

Learn about La Berana-The Christmas Witch of Italy

Recipe

Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce

Neapolitan Holiday Cookies

Craft

Christmas in Japan

Overview

Recipe

Craft

Christmas in Mexico

Overview

Adventures in Mommydom has a great overview of Christmas in Mexico

Epcot Mexico Storyteller and Holiday Traditions

Recipe

Craft

Flower Piñata

Eye of God ornament

Christmas in New Zealand

Overview

Recipe

Craft

Christmas in Nicaragua

Overview

Recipe

Gallo Pinto

Craft

Christmas in Norway

Overview

Education Possible has a great overview of Christmas in Norway

Recipe

Craft

Christmas in Puerto Rico

Overview

A Diligent Heart has a great overview of Christmas in Puerto Rico

Recipe

Craft

Christmas in the United Kingdom

Overview

A Helping Hand Homeschool has a FREE Christmas Traditions in Britain Unit Study

A Mama’s Story has a great overview of Christmas in England

Christmas in England at Walt Disney World

Recipes

Craft

Christmas Party Crackers

Additional Resources:

Emily at Table Life Blog has a fantastic Christmas Around the World page. Be sure to leave her a comment and let her know you appreciate her work.

Christmas Around the World Unit Study by Techie Homeschool Mom (AFF)

Travel  God’s World Cookbook

 

2018 International Homeschool Spirit Week Themed Days!

You voted! And, you’ve selected our 2018 International Homeschool Spirit Week Themed Days. Are you ready to see what they are?

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Are you excited? Did you catch all the amazing days we have lined up for Homeschool Spirit Week? Let’s run through them one by one.

Monday, September 24, 2018

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

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Friday, September 28, 2018

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Save all the days on this handy image by right clicking and selecting save image!

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Or, download this printable with the 2018 International Homeschool Spirit Week Days listed on it. And, feel free to share it with your homeschooling friends!

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Are you a homeschooling support group, organization, or coop? Do you want to participate? Email leah@leahnieman.com to get your group listed on this website. Send me your logo and I’ll be happy to add it to the printable so you can get them to families in your organization.

Let’s make this the best 2018 the Homeschool Spirit Week EVER!

 

Get Your International Homeschool Spirit Week Merchandise!

International Homeschool Spirit Week HoodieWe’re excited to announce official International Homeschool Spirit Week merchandise is now available for purchase in our store! We have a number of shirts available to fit all members of the family. We even added an infant one piece t-shirt to welcome the newest additions to our homeschool community!

Is there a shirt style or product you’d like us to include?

Be sure to let us know by commenting below.

Order your homeschool spirit week gear now. And, be sure to post those images of your family showing their HSSW pride in our official logo merchandise with us by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Be sure to use #hssw2017

2017 International Homeschool Spirit Week Printable Packet

HSSW_Theme_Days_FNOn July 3rd we announced the theme days for our 2017 International Homeschool Spirit Week. We want to help you start planning so you can have the best week ever! So, we’ve put together a printable packet with flyers listing the theme days and a signup sheet.

These can be printed and used for your family’s planning, or they can be used by those of you working to coordinate International Homeschool Spirit Week events for your local homeschool group or coop.

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If you are coordinating International Homeschool Spirit Week with your local homeschool group or co-op, could you please click below and add your group’s name to our list. Each year, we have homeschool families from all over the world asking us about participating groups. Our goal is to have a page on the site to send them to so they can connect with a local homeschool group. 
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Do you have ideas for printable forms you need? Email us and share your need.

2017 International Homeschool Spirit Week Days

You voted! And, we’re thrilled to announce the themed days for International Homeschool Spirit Week 2017.

Monday, September 25

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Tuesday, September 26

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Wednesday, September 27

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Thursday, September 28

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Friday, September 29

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Find ideas for the themed days on our Pinterest Boards!

Do you have a blog post with ideas for one of our themed days? Submit it so we can share it on social media. And, pin it to our Pinterest Boards.

Thanks always for your support,

Leah & Marci

 

Voting for your 2017 International Homeschool Spirit Week Theme Days

Our logo and ready and we’re days away from voting on our 2017 International Homeschool Spirit Week Theme Days! Voting begins Monday, June 26th and runs through Friday, June 30th. We’ll have the voting available right here and on our Facebook page.

There are 20 theme days on the voting list and you also have the option to write in a theme day. Each voter can vote for 5 theme days.

Be sure to let your homeschooling family and friends know so they can vote as well.

Feel free to use these images to help spread the word.

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Be sure to watch our Facebook group for a special Facebook Live video on Monday, June 26th.