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Holidays

Map the Story: A World of Cookies for Santa

A World of Cookies for Santa

Follow Santa’s Christmas Eve journey to visit children around the world, and learn about a variety of holiday traditions and the sweet treats that await his arrival. A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa’s Tasty Trip Around the World by M.E. Furman is a fun mix of geography and culture with beautiful digital collages…

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Runaway Dreidel! Book Review & Activities

Runaway Dreidel

“‘Twas the first night of Chanukah and on the fifth floor, There was holiday hustling and bustling galore.” With chocolate babkas, latkes, and soup on the stove, traditions have begun for the whole family to enjoy. Surrounded by the sounds and smells of this wonderful day, a little boy plays with his dreidel while he…

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Holiday Songs and Stories That Celebrate Global Light

Global Music for the Holidays

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta…wait, what?! That’s a fun saying, but what does it mean? We were curious about this phrase from the moment we saw Katherine Dines’ Holidays CD. And come to find out, the meaning behind the saying is just as fun as the stories and songs she shares in her new album for children and families.…

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Discover the Traditions of Día de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated every year on November 1st and 2nd* in Mexico and other Latin American countries and communities. It is believed that during these two days the souls of the dead are allowed to return to the world of the living and visit their families. It’s a…

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Celebrate Holi With Me! Book Review & Activities

Celebrate Holi with Me!

Celebrate Holi With Me! is a colorful children’s book sharing the traditions and festivities of the important Hindu festival through the eyes of a child. Print our Celebrate Holi With Me! Review & Activities. Read and print our Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! Review & Activities. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes; however,…

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Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! Review & Activities

Celebrate Durga Puja With Me!

Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! is a colorful children’s book sharing the traditions and festivities of the important Hindu festival through the eyes of a child. Print our Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! Review & Activities. Read and print our Celebrate Holi With Me! Review & Activities. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes;…

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Read Your World: Let’s Celebrate Ramadan & Eid!

Let's Celebrate Ramadan & Eid

Ramadan (ruh-maa-daan) is a festival of fasting, prayer and service celebrated by Muslims all over the world. Eid (eed) is the the day after Ramadan ends and includes its own traditions for celebrating. Introduce kids to the meaning behind the festivals and discover the cultural traditions of each through this beautiful children’s book by Ajanta and…

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Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Song

Martin Luther King Through Song

Add a musical note to your celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. with I Have a Dream, a multicultural children’s music CD by award-winning performer DARIA. The album is framed around the civil rights leader’s message of looking to peoples’ hearts and not to the external trappings of race, religion or language. Disclosure: We received…

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Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Eggs

pysanky

What are Pysanky? Pysanky are Easter eggs, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk art using a wax-resist method. Its name comes from the word “pysaty,” which means “to write.” Pysanka (PIH-san-kah) is the singular form, and pysanky (pih-san-KIH) is the plural form. The designs are created with a kistka, a special stylus that holds liquid wax. The wax is applied to the egg,…

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The Saint Nicholas Day Snow: Book Review & Free Printable

Saint Nicholas Day Snow

Award-winning author Charlotte Riggle and illustrator R.J. Hughes have teamed up for another holiday children’s book that is both touching and informative. The Saint Nicholas Day Snow is a story about family, friendship, and the St. Nicholas Day traditions of two friends – with interesting historical facts of the legendary figure woven in. Disclosure: We received a complimentary…

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