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For today’s literacy snack, we are following Santa along on his tasty trip around the world! We will be learning all about Christmas Cookies Around The World. We are reading A World of Cookies For Santa by M.E. Furman.
This book takes you across the globe to see all the treats that await Santa on Christmas Eve. In the book, he visits places from Australia to Japan to the Philippines and so many more. Each place he visits has a fantastic paragraph explaining how they celebrate Christmas in their country and what special treat is left for Santa.
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This is a wonderful read-aloud addition to your Holidays Around the World unit. In the back of the book, the author shares cookie recipes for 9 different cookies that are mentioned in the book. So for our snack today, we are having Christmas cookies!
Literacy Snack Idea
I let my daughter choose 3 of the recipes from the book for us to make so we could do a taste test from around the world. We made the Christmas Island Coconut Macrooons, the Philippine Islands Puto Seko, and the Puerto Rico Mantecaditos. All of the recipes are simple to follow and all of the cookies we tried were delicious!
So this snack idea is up to you. Choose one of the recipes from the book to try with your class or try 3 as we did. If you’re not up for baking, they have many different types of Christmas cookies from other countries at Trader Joe’s and World Market that I’ve seen in the past.
I make a free printable for your kiddos to work on while they are enjoying the special Christmas cookies. They will get to draw and write about what their favorite sweet treat is to leave out for Santa at their house.
Click the green box below to download the free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store.
I hope you find this book to be a fun new addition to your holidays around the world unit. This book has quickly become one of our favorites!
And we also have a few more literacy snack ideas we’ve shared in the past that are perfect to go along with your unit as well.
You can find more out about Hanukkah here.
And you can find more out about Santa Lucia here.
Do you have some other favorite books you like to use to celebrate the different holidays around the world? Let us know below!
See you next time!