Christmas Customs Lapbook
The Joys of Christmas: Christmas Customs and Legends Around the World by Kathryn Jackson
|Activity 1: Gifts
In this shapebook, describe how the custom of giving gifts started. Find out about the Denmark custom of disguising gifts, called Julklapp.
|Activity 2: Yule Log
Learn about the custom of the yule log and write about it in this mini book.
|Activity 3: Nativity Play
In this cross book, write about the history of nativity plays.
|Activity 4: Wassailing
Find out about wassailing and write what you learned in this mini book.
Sing the song "Here We Come A-Wassailing".
Make some wassail.
|Activity 5: Mince Pies
Find out who eats mince pies at Christmas time and why. Write what you learned in this circle fold book
Make a mince pie.
|Activity 6: Christmas Crackers
Write about Christmas Crackers in this booklet.
Make your own Christmas Cracker.
|Activity 7: Christmas Cards
Design your own card and write about the history of Christmas cards inside this card.
Make cards for friends and family.
|Activity 8: Stockings
Inside this shapebook, explain how the custom of hanging stockings by the fireplace originated.
|Activity 9: Shoes
In some countries, children set out their shoes instead of hanging stockings. Write about this custom in this mini book.
|Activity 10: Santa
In this layered book, write some of the different names used for Santa in different countries and some of the different foods that are left out for him.
Santa Names Word Find Game
|Activity 11: Advent Wreath
In this circle book, explain the meaning of each candle on the advent wreath.
Make an Advent Wreath. There are a lot of ideas on the internet. Choose one that is appropriate for your age level.
|Activity 12: St. Lucia's Day
Find out about St. Lucia's Day and write about it in this book.