Christmas traditions

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By Jean EvansEarly Years consultant and author

Introduce children to seasonal customs from around the globe with these fun activities that will extend their appreciation of the festive period and other cultures’ traditions

Star pinata

Activities in this article:

  1. The Nativity story
  2. Gifts of gold
  3. Mexican piñata


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Develop children’s understanding of why we celebrate Christmas and the different ways in which people enjoy traditional customs around the world with these lovely activities. Extend all of these ideas with Christmas resources the Resource Bank – why not ‘Deck the halls’ and have ‘A taste of Christmas’, you can even download decoration templates and gift tags!’


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1. The Nativity story

Link your scene with Nicaraguan tradition by creating a tableau

Communication and Language

Listening and attention

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