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Christmas in Canada Unit Study

by | Sep 14, 2022 | curriculum, holidays | 0 comments

In this free unit, your child will learn how Christmas is celebrated in Canada. In addition, they’ll learn about the geography of Canada, as well as a little related history and language arts. Unlike other “free” unit studies, you won’t have to buy or search for a bunch of required books. Everything you need, except the ingredients for a recipe, is available for free online.

This unit study is designed to last five days and can be used with a wide range of ages, making it a fun activity for the entire family to do together. With younger children, read the assignments aloud to them, and skip the written work if they aren’t ready for it. Older students can read their assignments independently. If you have teenagers, you may want to have them research Canada and its Christmas traditions further, either at the library or online. Then they could present what they’ve learned to the rest of the family.


Day 1: Introduction to Canada and its Geography

Read National Geographic Kids: Canada and click through the picture slideshow.

Watch Geography Now! Canada.

Have your children find Canada on a map or globe. Have your older children label Canada’s providences and territories on this map. Here’s the answer key.

Day 2:  Christmas in Canada Part 1

Read about Christmas in Canada at

Watch Any Mummers ‘Llowed In?: A Newfoundland Tradition.

Watch some of the 2019 Toronto Santa Claus Parade.

Have your children illustrate and write about what they have learned. They can use regular paper, or you may like to use this downloadable writing paper or these downloadable notebooking pages.


Day 3: Christmas in Canada Part 2

Watch Epcot Storyteller Nowell from Canada: Holidays Around The World.

Watch Winter in Canada: How is Christmas in Canada?

Have your children compare how Christmas is celebrated in Canada to how people in your country or another you have learned about celebrate. You may want to have older children use this Venn Diagram worksheet.

Day 4: Christmas in Canada Part 3

Watch The Night Before a Canadian Christmas book read aloud.

Watch A Christmas Dress for Ellen book read aloud. If you’d like to skip the introduction to the book, start the video at 1:10.


Day 5: Christmas in Canada Recipes

Prepare Nanaimo bars or butter tarts.

Listen to Céline Dion’s These Are Special Times or Michael Bublé’s Merry Christmas while your family cooks.


More Christmas Around the World Unit Studies

If you enjoyed this unit study, don’t miss our other Christmas Around the World units. We have several countries to choose from!

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Free Christmas in Canada Unit Study