5 Unique Christmas Unit Study Ideas for Your Homeschool
by Megan Mora Fuentes
Homeschooling around the holidays can be challenging. Busy schedules, special events, extra activities, and the general excitement of the season all contribute to distractions and delays. Take the opportunity to lean into that excitement and utilize the enthusiasm by introducing a fun, Christmas-themed unit study that is still educational, versatile, and Christ-centered. These five unique Christmas unit studies are a great way to enhance your homeschool Christmas!
Yule School Christmas Unit Studies
This mini unit study of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol features plenty of resources for lessons in language arts, grammar, history, and more. There is an inexpensive printable PDF study guide available for purchase, but you can also use the free resources as a guide to conduct your own unit study if you’d prefer.
This free homeschool Christmas unit study from DIY Homeschooler features the music and lyrics of 15 beautiful Christmas carols and hymns, along with Bible memory verses and activities to go along with each. This is a very flexible unit, in that you can spend an entire day or two on your favorite song, choose one or two to learn each week, or spend three weeks or more with all fifteen!
“Homeschooling Through the Nativity” is a free Christmas unit study incorporating elements of language arts, handwriting, visual arts, and drama. Luke and Trisha Gilkerson of Intoxicated on Life (some favorite speakers at HEAV Conventions!) share this study as a way to teach children of all ages the true reason for celebrating Christmas and to keep the focus on Jesus.
Another Christmas unit study from Intoxicated on Life, “Seeking Christ After Christmas,” is an excellent study for the week between Christmas and New Year’s, focusing on the three Magi and what it means to seek Christ in our lives.
For a hands-on Christmas unit study of geography, world cultures, and tradition, check out this Homeschool Living—“Around the World on a Cookie Tray.” It’s a fascinating way to look at the Christmas traditions of other cultures and trace the common threads within the symbolism and meaning of their celebrations.