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Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa Activities Round-up

The holiday season is upon us, and I wanted to bring to you some great ideas for your celebrations, whether it is Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa. How fun is that?! As homeschoolers, we enjoy learning about other cultures, holidays, traditions, and celebrations. I am giving you three ideas for each of those three holidays in this round-up. Do you celebrate or observe any other holidays? Share with us in the comments section! We’d love to hear about what you do.

HHM Dec Round-up


Christmas Collage

Christmas is the most popular holiday in December. Some people focus on the gifts and family time, other focus more on Santa Claus and reindeer, and yet others focus on the story of Jesus’ birth.

Here are three lovely Christmas posts with a focus on the Nativity story:

Let’s Play Kids Music made a Born in a Stable (Simple Nativity Song).

The Life of Jennifer Dawn has a creative Advent Calendar Tutorial.

Housing a Forest shared their beautiful Stained Glass Nativity craft.

Here is a post by HHM’s very own Sarah Avila of My Joy-Filled Life. It’s a Printable Advent Activities Calendar. And since today is the first day of Advent, you still have time to do this!

I would love to share with you one more Christmas craft to make this year. It was very easy to make and it was very fun. The Natural Homeschool Christmas Tree Decorating Craft for Glass Doors or Windows.



Hanukkah Collage

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday, which is the Festival of Lights. It lasts for eight days. The story behind it is fascinating, and we enjoy studying it in our homeschool, even though we aren’t Jewish.

Our Hanukkah choices are fun, educational, and full of creativity. Take a look!

Mom Endeavors has some Easy Hanukkah Crafts.

3 Dinoasurs has a lovely FREE Hanukkah Printables Pack.

Montessori Training shares Eight Days of Hanukkah Crafts and Snacks.


kwanzaa Collage

Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday that lasts one week. It honors African heritage, and it usually starts in December and ends in January.

Here are three great posts with information and ideas for crafts and activities:

Activity Village shares printables and coloring pages for Kwanzaa.

3 Boys and a Dog wrote the post Kwanzaa for Kids.

Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes put together Kwanzaa: Winter Holiday Celebration.


I hope you enjoy these great ideas for three prominent holidays in the month of December.

Which ones do you celebrate at home and which ones do you learn about in your homeschools?

About the author


Tanya is a homeschooling mom to two children, a son and a daughter. She focuses on following their particular learning interests at their level and in building a strong Christian foundation in their hearts. To cater to their high giftedness, she uses an eclectic teaching approach, which complement each other and maximize the fun in learning. Tanya has a degree in elementary education, a minor in French and a Master's degree in school administration. She is happily married to her best friend and enjoys sharing her life and experiences in her blog to provide inspiration and bring new ideas.

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