My kids have done a similar project every year, but I wanted to include more multicultural celebrations. I worked with an awesome illustrator (my artistic sister!) to create a more diverse set of “Holidays Around the World” stained glass window templates! This is a FABULOUS project to do the week before winter break: easy, cheap, multicultural- and truly stunning whether you hang them all on the wall or send them home for their parents. Continue reading
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Passing on cultural traditions (both Mexican and US) to our children is extremely important to my husband and I: language, food, celebrations, and religion are four significant areas that we try to integrate into our lives. Not only does it help them identify with both the English and Spanish communities, but it strengthens the bond we have within our family, instills pride in their heritage, and increases their language competence. But even for children who are not Mexican, learning about Las Posadas and other traditions of Christmas around the world (actually, ANY holidays around the world!). This English-Spanish bilingual book helps kids learn about Las Posadas as they color the pictures and read the story. Continue reading
When Mama Miss challenged bloggers to come up with an ornament made by our kids, and inspired by a children’s book– I was SO excited to see everyone’s brilliant creations. By December 10th, we will have 70+ bloggers’ creative, kid-made ornaments (click here to see the list!). I have chosen a lovely book about an African-American boy who wonders why he doesn’t see more angels that look like he does– and then we made adorable angel ornaments “just like us!” Continue reading
Are you interested in learning about about Christmas around the world? Click on the pictures below to learn how 19 different countries celebrate Christmas, including their traditions, customs, and unique activities. Continue reading
Today we’re looking at weaving around the world: from Ghana to Afghanistan, Guatemala to the Navajo in the southwest US. Explore these books with your children and then try one of the incredible weaving projects for kids! Learn how weaving is an age-old craft in multiple cultures around the world.