Thursday, December 18, 2008

Think About It Thursday: Christmas

Christmas is a great opportunity for research projects. Yesterday, I suggested having your child research Christmas traditions around the world, but another opportunity lies in researching the history behind individual customs or why Christmas is celebrated on December 25th (it is NOT the date that is actually believed to be Christ's birthday). You could also research the history behind a favorite Christmas carol.

Other writing projects can include: Writing about what Christmas means to you, on a religious level (if Christian) and/or a cultural level; Writing about a favorite Christmas tradition either within your family or your community; Writing a letter to Santa; Addressing Christmas (or other holiday) cards; Writing a family newsletter to go inside of Christmas cards; Writing the Biblical Christmas story from a point of view of someone else, such as Mary, Joseph, one of the 3 Wise Men, the drummer boy, etc.

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