Enjoy splendid holiday fun with kids as you learn about Christmas in Russia! Delight in finding out about holiday customs, food, music, and more for this country.
These recommended resources and tips will help you plan and prepare awesome activities to get a feel for Russian Christmas tradtions.
Plus, find out how our Christmas Fun Around the World plans and activites can boost your learning fun.
Why Learning About Christmas in Russia in Meaningful to Our Family
As my boys and I began to put together our plans for a Christmas Fun Around the World study, we knew that Russia would be on the list. We've enjoyed learning about this country in our homeschool and have personal reasons for wanting to know more.
When I was graduating high school, I got the amazing news that my aunt and uncle were going to adopt. I only had two older cousins and always wished for more. Our entire family was so excited!
Soon, I discoverd that my aunt and uncle would be going to Russia to adopt a little girl. After waiting for what felt like an eternity (and was really only about six weeks), I got to meet my new cousin. She captured all of our hearts 🙂
About a year later, we found out the same aunt and uncle were returning to Russia to adopt again. This time, we celebrated the addition of two more girl cousins!
Over the years, I've wanted to learn more about the country my cousins were born in. College, grad school, career, and then life as a mom kept me busy. Now, I'm thrilled to find out more about Christmas in Russia with my boys.
Great Ideas & Resources for Learning About Russian Christmas Activities
During my research for our Christmas Fun Around the World plans and activities, I found some excellent books and sites for information. A few books were at our local library (or available via interlibrary loan). I encourage you to do a library search for Christmas in Russia books and videos.
If you prefer to have your own copies to enjoy again and again, here are a few of our favorites:
The Miraculous Child: A Christmas folktale from old RussiaBabushka: A Christmas TaleThe Tale of Baboushka: A Traditional Christmas StoryA Very Russian Christmas: The Greatest Russian Holiday Stories of All Time (Very Christmas, 1)
I'd love for you to share in the comments below what you find and use for Christmas in Russia with your kids!
Add Russia to Your Christmas Fun Around the World Celebration!
You can easily enjoy Christmas in Russia with your kids using simple plans and activities. Our Christmas Fun Around the World provides you with just enough ideas and information to learn about a Russian Christmas, without feeling overwhelmed or stressed.
I know the holidays can be super busy and you need as simple as possible. With five boys, I totally get it! I used these plans and activities last year with my boys (ages 5-16). I tweaked the plans to make sure your holiday learning fun is easy and enjoyable.
Christmas Fun in Russia includes:
- Fun Facts about Christmas in Russia
- Learn a Russian Christmas Greeting
- Select Russian Christmas music links
- Easy Craft Activity
- Russian Holiday Food Facts (and suggestions for enjoying a yummy treat!)
- One page with colorful images of Russian Holiday Food
- One coloring page featuring Babushka
- One coloring page featuring a Russian Fir Tree
- 5 coloring pages (with 2 images per page for a total of 10 half-pages) to create a special Christmas in Russia mini-book
Interested in enjoying more easy holiday learning fun with your kids? Grab our Christmas Fun Around the World bundle. Learn about Christmas traditions in eight countries PLUS get a bonus suggested materials checklist to make your prep work even easier!
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