Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holidays Around the World FREEBIES and edible dreidels!

Hello there!  Today we woke up to snow on the ground which meant that my kiddos and I were able to enjoy a little snowball fight this morning! (If you live in Memphis, will understand how extremely rare it is for us to actually come to school when there is snow on the ground...not to mention the fact that it hardly ever actually snows this early in the school year!)

In between our snow excitement we were able to work on our Holidays Around the World unit.  We are following the wonderful (and resourceful!) unit posted by Rachelle from What the Teacher Wants.  If you haven't already purchased this unit, I highly recommend it!

We have been working hard on our "suitcases" for our journey around the world.  

To make the "suitcase" we folded a 12''x18'' piece of construction paper in half.  We added the handles to the top (my students drew these freely).
For the cover, we cut and glued our title and tags for each country visited. (see pictures below)
You can get yours for free by clicking here: Holidays Around the World Cover

For the inside, we have glued a map of all the countries visited on the right side and our Holidays Around the World packet on the left.  You can get a copy of the map for free from Sarah at Sarah's First Grade Snippets here.

One last share for you today.  After testing our luck with a game of dreidel, we ended today's study of Israel by making (and enjoying) edible dreidels.  A good friend of mine showed me this quick and easy dreidel a few years back and I have done it ever since.  I've done it with kindergartners, first graders, and now second graders.  You stick a pretzel stick in one end of a marshmallow.  Put a dab of icing on the other end.  Place a Hershey's kiss on top of the icing and voila!  You have an edible dreidel.  The tricky part is trying to get it to spin.  :)


  1. Thanks so much for putting a link to my post! I love your blog:)

  2. This is awesome. I'm going to use it with my 7th grade World Geography class.

  3. My mom just learned how to make those dreidels this year and was so excited. We're going to make them tonight with my little niece!


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