EduPod
19:4

Our Christmas Table

Domain:

Read the "Christmas Cookies:Bite Size Holiday Lessons" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Then thechildren will create a food class table collage based on traditional foods of each family.

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Materials:

  • The song “Languages All Around”
  • Lyrics chart
  • The book "Christmas Cookies:Bite Size Holiday Lessons" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Large poster board or cardboard
  • Color papers and craft supplies
  • Stickers, pictures, and photos of foods
  • Glue and scissor
  • Dolfi the puppet
  • Letter to families asking for information about special foods and customs
  • Activity tuneTOON® and tuneTOON®

Goals:

  • To learn about own family food practices and customs.
  • To increase awareness of similarities and differences between themselves and others.

Beginning:

  • Have Dolfi the puppet lead the children in singing the “Languages All Around”
  • song, following the lyric chart.
  • Say, “We each come from a family where we eat special foods on holidays like Christmas. These foods were made by our grandparents and maybe theirs as well. We use special ingredients and special recipes. Let’s hear the story "Christmas Cookies: Bite Size Holiday Lessons" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. In this story we will learn more about some Christmas foods and traditions.”
  • Say, “Let’s hear about the special foods you prepare and eat in your families for Christmas.”
  • Discuss with the children the different origin of food dishes.

Middle:

  • Lay out large poster board or cardboard so that all the children have a space to glue pictures on.
  • Play the song, “Languages All Around,” in the background
  • while the children are working together. Encourage the children to use the art supplies.
  • Help the children write down what the special foods are that they have depicted in their collage.
  • Take pictures of the activity.

End:

  • Have each child present his/her traditional foods.
  • Have a world globe and help the children mark the different areas of the world their family food originated from.

Extend:

  • Have the children make a recipe book comprised of the different foods and dishes eaten in their family.
  • Put food items and dishes in the home play area for the children to pretend play and prepare food for their “family.”
  • Display the “table” in the classroom and the flag representing child’s family’s country of origin on the documentation panel.
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EduPod 19:4

Our Christmas Table

Domain:

Learning Foundation:

Theme: Special Events

Song: Languages All Around

Read the "Christmas Cookies:Bite Size Holiday Lessons" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Then the children will create a food class table collage based on traditional foods of each family.

Materials

  • The song “Languages All Around”
  • Lyrics chart
  • The book "Christmas Cookies:Bite Size Holiday Lessons" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Large poster board or cardboard
  • Color papers and craft supplies
  • Stickers, pictures, and photos of foods
  • Glue and scissor
  • Dolfi the puppet
  • Letter to families asking for information about special foods and customs
  • Activity tuneTOON® and tuneTOON®

Desired Outcomes

  • To learn about own family food practices and customs.
  • To increase awareness of similarities and differences between themselves and others.

Beginning

  • Have Dolfi the puppet lead the children in singing the “Languages All Around”
  • song, following the lyric chart.
  • Say, “We each come from a family where we eat special foods on holidays like Christmas. These foods were made by our grandparents and maybe theirs as well. We use special ingredients and special recipes. Let’s hear the story "Christmas Cookies: Bite Size Holiday Lessons" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. In this story we will learn more about some Christmas foods and traditions.”
  • Say, “Let’s hear about the special foods you prepare and eat in your families for Christmas.”
  • Discuss with the children the different origin of food dishes.

Middle

  • Lay out large poster board or cardboard so that all the children have a space to glue pictures on.
  • Play the song, “Languages All Around,” in the background
  • while the children are working together. Encourage the children to use the art supplies.
  • Help the children write down what the special foods are that they have depicted in their collage.
  • Take pictures of the activity.

End

  • Have each child present his/her traditional foods.
  • Have a world globe and help the children mark the different areas of the world their family food originated from.

Extend

  • Have the children make a recipe book comprised of the different foods and dishes eaten in their family.
  • Put food items and dishes in the home play area for the children to pretend play and prepare food for their “family.”
  • Display the “table” in the classroom and the flag representing child’s family’s country of origin on the documentation panel.

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