Last week we visited 3 more countries to learn how they celebrate Christmas. First off was Germany, where we learned about the origins of the Christmas tree and Kris Kringle.
Next up was Mexico and discussions about poinsettias and piñatas. We attempted this poinsettia craft that failed miserably. Our paper towel soaked up way too much of the paint and essentially never dried. Still kind of pretty, though.
Finally we learned about how Spain celebrates the holidays and call people to church with bells. Here are our lovely bell ornaments.
Just simply bells strung on a red pipe cleaner and topped off with a pretty bow. The boys and I are both enjoying this holiday themed trip around the world and their little Christmas tree is looking great with their homemade ornaments. I do plan on visiting 3 more countries next week and then taking a homeschooling break until next year. Ds3 is sick this weekend so we’ll have to see how things go.