Ever wonder what Christmas celebrations are like in another country? We did! That is why this December we are going to be studying Christmas celebrations in different cultures for our Christmas countdown. We are calling it the 12 Days of Christmas Around the World. Want to join us? Today is day 5, and it’s all about Christmas in Germany!
The 12 Days of Christmas Around the World
Day 5: What is Christmas like in Germany?
Verse of the Week
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
First Things First
- Read Zechariah 9
Christmas in Germany
Today we are off to Germany–the place that is credited for starting the Christmas tree tradition. In addition, they are known for their Christmas markets–little shops set up like a little village for the holiday season! Can you imagine shopping at one of these enchanting villages?
Books About Christmas in Germany
- Christmas in Germany by Jack Manning
- Cobweb Christmas by Shirley Climo and Jane Manning
Copywork to Share
- Copy the following Bible verse onto some Christmas stationary, and share it with a friend or family member as an early Christmas present.
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 (NIV)
- Play the Gingerbread House Math Game
Want to participate in the entire 12 Days of Christmas Around the World? You can check out all the posts rights here on the 12 Days of Christmas Around the World home page. Be sure to pin it while you are at it so you can refer back to it year after year!