Holidays Around the World Videos for Students

Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.
Learning about Holidays Around the World teaches students about traditions in other countries (as well as their own) and exposes them to diverse cultures. This post shares a collection of FREE videos you can use when teaching your own Holidays Around the World unit.

This is a unit I have taught for years in my 3rd grade classroom and one I am enjoying teaching my own children in a homeschool setting this year. In addition to all of the resources shown below that I have used annually, these videos are a perfect complement to the unit. 

To save time you can get all of the resources you'll need in one easy download

Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.

Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.

I have also created a blog post that shares the steps I've successfully used over the years when preparing to teach this unit. I welcome you to read that post here: How to Teach a Holidays Around the World Unit

And now, on to the videos...
Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.

We just returned from a quick trip to Disney and once again enjoyed the Holidays Around the World events they do in each of the countries in EPCOT.

Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.
While I won't make you scroll through countless pics of my family's trip, I will let you enjoy some of it through a collection of videos taken in EPCOT as part of their Holidays Around the World experience.

Having researched many different cultures and traditions last year when I was creating my Holidays Around the World Resource Packet, I found these "performances" to be both interesting and entertaining. My kids really enjoyed them and as I was watching them in Florida last week I couldn't help but think how great it would be for children to see and hear them too. 

That's when I got the idea to round up some videos from each of the holidays they featured so teachers could easily access them and share them with their students. They really are the perfect complement to any Holidays Around the World thematic unit and may allow students who struggle with reading or listening to texts to access the information in a manner that aligns well with their learning style.

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Hanukkah


Kwanzaa




Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.
Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.


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Holidays Around the World videos are a great way to experience the traditions of other countries or cultures. These short free videos feature Pere Noel, Old Befana and other telling stories and explaining Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter celebrations in France, Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. Watching these video, reading books & passages, making maps, suitcases, passports, crafts, scrapbooks, & postcards is perfect for first, second, third, fourth, & fifth grade & homeschool lesson plans.

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