As a cub leader, we’re always looking for ideas for fun nights that help the kids develop in some way. Throwing around ideas this term, we thought of doing a Christmas night where kids’ families come along and share their culture/traditions.

Multicultural Christmas & Santa images

Santa, Sinteklaus or St Nick, Zwarte Piet, boomers – different Christmas traditions

The idea is for a parent/grandparent to talk for 10 or so minutes about the Xmas traditions of their home country/region, showing any costumes or props, then answering questions.

It’s a nice way to celebrate Christmas without just being about gifts or decorations and it’s a fun way to teach them about different cultures and countries (must remember to have a world globe handy!)



* Collage made form images from capl.washjeff.edu, free digital vintage stamps and private sources