It’s really tricky to find good videos sometimes and so here is your teacher approved list of Christmas Around the World Videos for Kids. These videos are all about customs and traditions in different countries that are not too religious. Unfortunately, we could not represent every country we would talk about because those videos just don’texist, but here are the ones that we found that will work well for preschool, kindergarten, and first grades.
HOLIDAYS ALL AROUND THE WORLD (7:00)
This is a super sweet tune about all of the diverse holidays people celebrate all around the world. They are broken into groups of four so the kids can easily sing along with them. “We celebrate peace and love all around the world.” The song itself is about 3 minutes long. (Fast forward to 1:00 for the song to begin).
CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD (1:52)
A quick review of several different countries and how they celebrate. Countries represented are Australia, the U.K., and Italy.
This video goes great with our Christmas Around the World Interactive Book. This book is loaded with different countries and each has a different activity to reinforce the traditions right on the page.
KIDS TALK ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS (2:34)
This video starts with a short conversation with Elmo about how all the holidays are the same – family, love, and lights. It then goes to the kids talking about what holiday they celebrate and what it means to them.
CHRISTMAS IN GERMANY (4:14)
Take a peek at one of Germany’s holiday traditions, The German Christmas Market. You can see lots of holiday traditions as she shows you all of the great food and fun traditions they have in Germany.
HANUKKAH TRADITIONS (1:46)
This is a great video about a little girl and how her family celebrates Hanuakkah. You get to see their traditions, the foods they eat, and hear her sing a Hanukkah song.
Another great option for you Christmas Around the World traditions is this great research book. Each country has a close read for content, graphic organizers to plan a report, and differentiated report pages. Oh, it also has a craft for each country. Do one country at a time, or staple into one big book (that’s what we do). You will be amazed at the stories your kiddos come up with this kind of writing support.
Take a peek into the traditions of this family who celebrates Kwanzaa.
CHRISTMAS IN SWEDEN (1:20)
If you are talking about Sweden, this is a MUST. It seems to be a report by a student about traditions in that country. It’s very simple and to the point so perfect for our little ones.
We also have this great Holidays Around the World Nonfiction Book with Activities. This book uses real photos and focuses on the holiday, not the country. It will easily integrate into any Christmas Around the World project you are teaching.
54 HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD (3:04)
This video is so amazing. BuzzFeed asked their fans to wish people happy holidays how they do where they live. This video is a compilation of people all over the world doing just that.