Bible: Christmas passages: Luke 1:1-2:40 (Elizabeth & Zachariah, Angels announcing birth, birth, shepherds, Jesus presented at the temple), Matthew 1:1-2:23 (Joseph's perspective, wise men, flight to Egypt, return to Nazareth), & John 1:1-18 (Spiritual aspect of Jesus' birth).
Read Aloud: The Fourth Wise Man, The Three Trees, The Christmas Shoes, The Christmas Candle, or The Crippled Lamb. Or listen to books on tape. Focus on the Family has some great ones!
Writing: Write Christmas stories, poems, or greetings. Write a family newsletter.
Handwriting: Signing & addressing Christmas cards.
Homemaking: Decorate house & yard, trim the Christmas tree, plan menus, make shopping lists, bake cookies & pies, cook favorite holiday dishes, wrap & pack & mail presents.
Music: Christmas caroling & singing Christmas carols.
Service: Soup kitchens, angel trees, shoe box, adopt-a-family,or share your Christmas with the lonely.
Science: Pine trees, poinsettias, stars, safety at the holidays, chemistry in the kitchen, or care of Christmas trees.
History/Geography: Christmas traditions from other countries, Israel & Rome at the time of Jesus' birth, map of Joseph, Mary, & Jesus' travels, Christmas celebrations through time,Christmas legends, and the life of Jesus.
Math: Doubling recipes, dividing candy, personal budgeting, family budgeting, or finding cost of Christmas presents.
More Fun: Watch Christmas movies while you eat cookies and drink hot chocolate, go on Christmas field trips, string cranberries, string popcorn, interview people about their favorite Christmas, Scrapbook, make a video of all your Christmas preparations.
Now, of course, these are not complete--just ideas to get you started. Think about all that you can do at Christmas to learn and have fun. If you would like to learn more about creating your own unit studies, check out my book, Quick & EZ Unit Study Fun.
Enjoying Christmas & Homeschooling with you!
(Meredith Ludwig Curtis)