Christmas in Mexico – such a wonderful way to enjoy holiday learning fun with your kids!
These awesome ideas and resources for learning about Christmas in Mexico (and Las Posadas) with your kids will help you plan activities and more for your Christmas Around the World studies.
And make sure to grab our Christmas Fun Around the World set to boost your learning fun over the holidays this December!
Make the Most of Your Holiday Learning Fun with Christmas in Mexico
There are so many fun and interesting facts about Christmas in Mexico! My boys and I have had a blast finding out about Mexican holiday customs, music, food, and more.
When my five boys and I began our Christmas Fun Around the World plans and activities last holiday season. we saved Las Posadas for last. In previous years, we had read books about The Legend of the Poinsettia and the Nine Days to Christmas.
We knew that we’d have a lot to look forward to and couldn’t wait to discover more amazing things about a Mexican Christmas, especially how Christmas Day is celebrated.
Our final day of Christmas Fun Around the World arrived and we were not disappointed! In addition to the awesome books from our local library (see below), the boys and I made paper lanterns and made our own version of a Three Kings Cake for Epiphany on January 6 (including Baby Jesus).
This year, we’re also saving Christmas in Mexico for our last day. We’ll be adding more activities and sharing our experiences 🙂
Excellent Resources for Christmas in Mexico (Las Posadas)
Boost your Christmas in Mexico activities with these fantastic books and resources.
My boys and I found some of these resources at our local library (or via interlibrary loan). If you can’t find these titles, I encourage you to do a search for “Christmas in Mexico”, “Mexican Christmas”, and “Las Posadas”.
Christmas in Mexico (First Facts: Christmas around the World)Christmas in Mexico (Christmas Around the World) ((Christmas Around the World Ser.))Christmas in MexicoThe Legend of the PoinsettiaThe Night of Las Posadas (Picture Puffin Books)The Miracle of the First PoinsettiaNine Days to Christmas: A Story of Mexico (English Edition)Christmas Around the WorldChristmas Around the World (On My Own Holidays)
If you discover other resources for learning about Mexican Christmas traditions, please share your findings in the comments area below 🙂 I’ll make sure to add to this post!
5 Christmas Traditions in Mexico
As my boys and I embarked on our holiday learning fun, we discovered some pretty cool things about Christmas traditions in Mexico, like:
- Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe (Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe) – on December 12, with fireworks, parades, and buñuelos
- Posados – (reenactments of Mary and Joseph seeking out shelter) fiestas with food, drink and, piñatas
- Nativity scenes (Nacimientos) – GVI states that, “Many town centres in Mexico are known for going all out with huge replicas of the manger, animals, Jesus, the shepherds, and Joseph and Mary”.
- Pastorelas – plays about the shepherd’s journey to see and give gifts to the Holy Family on Christmas Eve
- Villancicos – Mexican word for Christmas carols (like Silent Night)
- Nochebuena – (Spanish for “good night” or Christmas Eve) Mexicans often attend midnight Mass and have a family dinner
GVI also shares:
Dia de la Candelaria marks the end of Mexico’s Christmas celebrations. On this day, local people will take their Christ figurines to church to receive a blessing. Afterwards, everyone heads to the house of the person who found the baby Jesus inside the Rosca de Reyes for a Mexican-style feast, which often includes tamales.https://www.gviusa.com/blog/how-christmas-is-celebrated-in-mexico/
Marvelous Learning Experiences with Your Kids for Christmas in Mexico
Feliz Navidad! Make it a magnificent Christmas season with your kids. Enjoy special Christmas Around the World learning fun. You’ll be creating wonderful learning opportunities and memories.
When you use simple plans and activities for Christmas learning fun, you’ll be able to appreciate the experiences, too.
I know how the holidays can make you feel like your head is spinning with all you have to do. The last thing you want is to add one more thing to your long list!
To make sure these Christmas Around the World Fun plans were as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, I used and tweaked these sets last year with my boys (ages 5-16).
The Christmas Fun in Mexico (Las Posadas) plans and activities include:
- Fun Facts about Christmas in Mexico
- Learn and practice a Mexican Christmas Greeting
- Select Mexican Christmas music links to videos to enjoy with your kids
- Three fun options for hands-on craft activities
- Mexican Holiday Food Facts (and an idea for a yummy treat!)
- One page with colorful images of traditional Mexican holiday foods
- 5 coloring pages (with 2 images per page for a total of 10 half-pages) to create a special Christmas in Mexico (Las Posadas) keepsake book
You can check out Christmas Fun in Mexico and get ready to have fabulous holiday learning fun with your kids. This pack of plans and activities is only $3!
Want to have even more easy holiday learning fun with your kids? Grab our Christmas Fun Around the World bundle. Learn about fun Christmas traditions in 8 countries PLUS get a bonus suggested materials checklist to make your prep work even easier!
The Christmas Fun Around the World Bundle is just $12. Yup, get 50% off! Hey, if you can’t get to all the countries this year, you’ll have plenty of Christmas learning fun activities to look forward to next year!
Hey! Can you do me a favor and tag @rockyourhomeschool with pictures of how your Christmas Fun Around the World experiences with your kids 🙂 Oh, and please let me know if it’s okay to reshare