Weekly Plans

Christmas in the Netherlands Ideas for the Classroom

Prettige Kerstfeest (Merry Christmas)! Another way to say Merry Christmas in Dutch is Vrolijk Kerstfeest.

Christmas in Australia Ideas for the Classroom

Christmas "Downunder" is never white. That's because Christmas in Australia comes in the middle of summer when it is hot. Since children are usually on vacation during the summer, some people might even be camping on Christmas Day.

Hanukkah Holiday in the Classroom

Hanukkah, also called Chanukuh, is the eight-day Jewish commemoration of the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C., where according to Jewish legend, the Jews had risen up against their oppressors.

Kwanzaa Celebration in the Classroom

Kwanzaa, a seven day festival created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 to bring African-Americans together to celebrate their African heritage, takes place from December 26 to January 1. Although Kwanzaa is celebrated throughout the world, it is mostly an American holiday. The words "matunda ya kwanzaa" mean "first fruits" in the Swahili language.

Christmas Around the World in the Classroom

Join KidsSoup and Santa Claus as he visits 10 different countries and brings back souvenirs (see emergent reader booklet "Santa, Santa, What Can You See?). Invite children to join you on a trip around the world to visit other continents and countries and experience their culture and how their winter holidays are

Aliens and Robots Activities and Crafts

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot, our focus book for the month, is a humorous retelling of the classic children's tale, The Three Little Pigs--reimagined in outer space.

Fall and Leaves

Welcome autumn into your classroom and celebrate the changing foliage with fall-themed teaching ideas and lessons from KidsSoup. Preschoolers and kindergarteners alike will build literacy skills as they travel with Leaf Man (via Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert), who is blown by the wind over fields, past orchards, through prairie meadows, and across lakes and rivers.


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