Popplet Christmas Activities 2: Storytelling & Writing, Reading, and Christmas Greetings

Christmas, the most well-known event in the Christian religious calendar, is all about giving. It’s the time of year when people pause and reflect on what they can do for others. Friends and family get together and exchange gifts and cards. We think of others all year round of course, but Christmas, like the festivals of other religions, is a special time.

Now, if you’ve read our first Popplet Christmas article, which was more about getting than giving, you’ll certainly appreciate this second set of Popplet Yuletide activities, where we focus on what is for many, the true spirit of Christmas.

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Popplet Christmas Activities 1: Christmas Popplets, Brainstorming Present Ideas, Letters to Santa, and Lists

Do you believe in Santa Claus? A rather rotund, distinguished gentleman with white hair and a big white beard who favors red suits with white fur trimmings? One of the world’s largest employers of elves, who rides a sleigh driven by celebrity reindeer, and only has to work one night a year. He also goes by multiple pseudonyms: Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Papá Noel, or just plain old Santa for short. No? Best you take a close look at this Santa Claus profile popplet.

Jingle any bells?

Many cultures celebrate Christmas differently. In Spain and many other Spanish-speaking countries the big day is 6th January: “La Fiesta de Los tres Reyes Mages”, or Kings’ Day for short, because this is the day children get most of their presents – not from Santa but from the Three Kings. Students in these countries would definitely be more interested in creating popplets about these three noble gift bearers.

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