Want to enjoy learning about Christmas in Sweden with kids? Here are some amazing ideas and resources for easily making your celebration special.
Discover delightful facts and share marvelous moments over Swedish Christmas activities. These types of Christmas Fun Around the World plans and activities are wonderful ways to create holiday memories with your kids.
Swedish Christmas Activities & More to Boost Your Holiday Learning Fun
Sweden is such an awesome country to include in your Christmas Around the World studies. Rich traditions are fascinating to learn about and discuss.
Don’t be surprised when you’re learning right along with your kids about the similarities and differences between a Swedish Christmas and how your country celebrates.
One interesting activity that my boys and I learned about as we enjoyed our Christmas Fun Around the World plans and activities last year (and will use again this year!) is the traditional Swedish game of Kubb. This game is played with wooden blocks and looks like such fun!
And did you know that Donald Duck is watched in Sweden on Christmas Day at 3pm since 1959? Who knew?
A few other ways the Christmas season is celebrated in Sweden (and things that we plan on enjoying this year) are:
- Making gingerbread biscuits
- Practicing saying “God Jul” (Merry Chirstmas in Swedish)
- Making paper red tulips (or drawing)
- Learning about St. Knut’s Day (January 13th)
- Making saffron buns
- Making or buying straw ornaments
- Learning about Tomten (Christmas gnome)
Fabulous Resources for Learning About Christmas in Sweden
My boys and I love learning about how different countries around the world celebrate Christmas. We felt so lucky to find some amazing resources at our local library.
I encourage you to see if you can find Christmas in Sweden books, CDs, and movies at your local library (or do interlibrary loan!).
If you prefer to have resources to enjoy year after year (or can’t find any suitable Swedish Christmas resources at your library), here are some recommended resources:
Christmas in Sweden: A Festival of Light (Christmas Around the World)Christmas in Sweden (Christmas Around the World)Christmas in Noisy Village (Picture Puffin)Tomten Saves Christmas – Tomten räddar julen: A Bilingual Swedish Christmas tale in Swedish and English (My Books About Sweden)Lucia Morning in SwedenLucia, Saint of LightTomte The Christmas Gnome Ornament Swedish Legend Decoration and Story Card Scandinavian Holiday Tradition from SwedenJul: Swedish American Holiday TraditionsChristmas Straw Goat Scandinavian Christmas Straw Ornaments Goat Yule Goat Straw Ornament Swedish Tradition for Xmas Home Birthday Party Outdoor Interior Decoration Holiday (11.8 Inch)Swedish Christmas Traditions: A Smörgåsbord of Scandinavian Recipes, Crafts, and Other Holiday DelightsSanta’s Christmas Tomtens jul: A bilingual Swedish Christmas counting book – En tvåspråkig räknebok på svenska och engelska
Please share in the comments below what resources you find and use for Christmas Fun in Sweden with your kids!
Enjoy Christmas in Sweden Fun with Your Kids!
You can easily enjoy Christmas in Sweden Fun with your kids using simple plans and activities.
Our Christmas Fun Around the World provides you with ideas and information to learn about a Swedish Christmas, without feeling stressed or like you’re adding one more thing to your holiday plate 😉
I know the holidays can be super busy and you need as simple as possible. With five boys, I know what holiday stress feels like!
To make sure your Christmas Around the World Fun wasn’t overwhelming or impractical, I used these plans and activities last year with my boys (ages 5-16).
The Christmas Fun in Sweden plans and activities include:
- Fun Facts about Christmas in Sweden
- Learn a Swedish Christmas Greeting
- Select Swedish Christmas music links to videos for you to listen to with your kids
- Two fun options for craft activities
- Swedish Holiday Food Facts (and suggestions for enjoying a tasty Swedish holiday treat!)
- One page with colorful images of Swedish Holiday Food favorites
- One coloring page featuring a St. Lucia girl (Saint Lucia Day is celebrated on December 13th)
- One coloring page featuring a St. Lucia boy
- 4 coloring pages (with 2 images per page for a total of 8 half-pages) to create a special Christmas in Sweden book
Tap here to check out Christmas Fun in Sweden with your kids. This entire pack of plans and activities is only $3!
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I’d absolutely love it if you’d tag @rockyourhomeschool with pictures of how you’re using your Christmas Fun Around the World activities with your kids 🙂
How will you use these ideas and resources to boost learning fun this holiday season? Please share in the comment area at the bottom of the post.
Wishing you and your kids a very Merry Christmas!