Cut 24 stars out of colored paper. Each day leading up to Christmas, do something for your family members that shows you love them. You could give your dad a hug, help your sister pick up her toys, or sing your grandpa a song. Make a garland out of the paper stars by adding a star each day with glue or tape. Hang the garland in your room. As your garland grows, you will see how your light shines!
Below are ways to say “Merry Christmas” in different languages. See if you can match each language to the place where it is spoken. (Find the answers at the bottom of the page.)
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With an adult’s help, core an apple. Then turn the apple on its side and cut slices so you have wreath shapes with a hole in the middle. Spread peanut butter or cream cheese on each slice, then sprinkle on toppings. They could be raisins, chocolate chips, or even your favorite cereal. Then enjoy your tasty holiday snack!
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