26 November 2013

Winter Celebration Scrapbook

I finally finished my Winter Celebration Scrapbook.  It was a project I started last year, but never got around to finishing.  With Christmas nearly here, I knew it was time to finish putting this little unit together for my students.  I used the scrapbook templates last year and my students loved them.  I had students complete them based on the read alouds I chose for each country.   This year, I knew I wanted to add passages to go along with each of the scrapbook pages. 

Here is a peek at the unit:


I make my scrapbooks with large sheets of construction paper folded in half and stapled in the center to form a booklet.  I wanted the finished scrapbook to look and feel like a scrapbook, so some cutting and pasting will be involved.  Here is my sweetie pie holding onto mommy's example:

This Winter Celebration scrapbook contains a page for each of the following countries/celebrations: 
  • U.S.A.
  • Kwanzaa
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • France
  • Sweden
  • Hanukkah

Each country contains a passage explaining how Christmas is celebrated in their country.  If it is a celebration such as Kwanzaa, the passage explains the celebration.  A small craft or coloring activity is included for each celebration.  There is also a tag that shows how to say Merry Christmas in each of the countries.  The tag for Kwanzaa is a greeting said by family/friends on each day of Kwanzaa.

Here is a closer look at one of the scrapbook pages:

You can check out the scrapbook on TPT by clicking here.  The first 2 people who leave a comment can get this little unit for free, but please don't forget to leave your e-mail. (Giveaway has ended)


  1. I love this idea of exposing students to celebrations different than their own! Great visual layout, too!

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  2. Love this! I have done holidays around the world but love the scrapbook idea!

  3. Thanks a bunch for the sweet feedback. The scrapbook is on it's way!