Christmas Festivals Day

Hello children. Today, Jude, Lamby and Flossie would like to show you some of the lovely festivals that take place around the world at this time of year. We hope you have lots of fun.

As you can see, Jude, Lamby, Flossie and Cordero are all dressed up. Today we're going to learn about Sinter Klaas which takes place in Holland and St. Lucia's Day which takes place in Sweden. You can dress up too if you like.

Sinter Klaas

People in Holland will have been celebrating Sinter Klaas this weekend. Lamby and Cordero are going to help me to tell you all about it. 

Grown Ups:
Encourage your child to listen to the information about Sinter Klaas. Talk about it together and see if your child notices the similarities to Father Christmas. Use language such as Sinter Klaas, Holland, Netherlands, Dutch, tradition, clogs.

Develops - Communication & Language, PSHE and Understanding the World skills.

Colour Your Clog

Now we're going to colour our own clogs. I wonder which colours or patterns you will use.

Grown Ups:
Encourage your child to listen to the information about Sinter Klaas. Talk about it together and see if your child notices the similarities to Father Christmas. Use language such as Sinter Klaas, Holland, Netherlands, Dutch, tradition, clogs.

Develops - Communication & Language, PSHE and Understanding the World skills.

St.Lucia's Day

Flossie and I are dressed as St. Lucia and we're going to tell you a little bit about this celebration which takes place in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries. 

Grown Ups:
Talk to your child about the St. Lucia's Day tradition. You could show your children the countries which make up Scandinavia on a map or globe. Use language such as  St. Lucia, Sweden, Scandinavia, candles, wreath, crown, celebration, parade.

Develops - Language & Communication, PSED and Understanding the World skills.

St.Lucia's Crown

I'm going to show you how you can make a crown for St. Lucia's Day.

Grown Ups:
Encourage your child to choose how to decorate their crown. You may have to help them with cutting and sticking. If the children prefer to they can decorate a star which are worn by the Star Boys. Use language such as - wreath, evergreen, headdress, St. Lucia, cut, stick, candles, flame, star.

Develops -  Communication & Language, PSHE, Physical and Expressive Art skills.

Extension

1. Colour in the  clogs and Sinter Klaas colouring sheets.

2. Make some Lucy Buns

3. Find out about other festivals around the world.


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