Christmas is a major holiday in many cultures, and Spanish-speaking countries are no exception. I have developed and shared several resources over the years that work well in Spanish classes:
Here is a link to a post that contains My favorite Christmas songs, with lyrics and links to videos.
- This is a Spanish-language reading (suitable for beginning Spanish students and beyond) about several Christmas traditions from Mexico.
- Last year, I added this packet of Spanish-language readings and activities that teach students about La Pastorela, El Día de los Inocentes, and El Día de los Reyes Magos.
- Teach students about The Spanish Christmas Lottery (best for Year 2 Spanish students) with these 5-7 day lesson plans.
- After Christmas, teach students about New Year’s traditions with Las doce uvas de la suerte
- Find a fairly exhaustive collection of materials (#authres and non-#authres) from around the web on my Navidad board on Pinterest
- New (to my blog) this year is this Christmas Wordoku that features statements instead of isolated vocabulary words. Ideally, you would discuss the statements using techniques like circling and personalization in order to provide comprehensible input even from a basic vocabulary puzzle. Read more about how I’ve tried to legitimize Wordokus here.
Please link any resources that you love to use to teach about Christmas in Spanish-speaking countries in the comments section!!