This calendar was inspired by the activities and suggestions offered on Still Learning Something New’s December Special Days Calendar.
but can be enjoyed any time of the season!
Chocolate-Covered Anything Day – Make chocolate covered pretzels! They make a wonderful food gift!
A Christmas Carol first published 1843 – Read or listen to this classic story.
Watch the cartoon classic: A Christmas Carol (FULL MOVIE) or check your local TV listings.
Bake Cookies Day – Choose from a variety of recipes provided on the site suggested, or bake a bunch of your favorites.
The Nutcracker Premier 1892 Learn about the history of the Nutcracker, watch the cartoon version: The Nutcracker Prince(1990), the Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Sаn Frаnсisсо Ваllеt 2007, or listen to:Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Donetsk Symphony Orchestra) | Classical Music
Build a Snowman Day – Have fun with the snowman activities suggested in this post!
Look For An Evergreen Day – Learn about the Christmas tree.
Go Caroling Day – Enjoy: The Christmas Karaoke – 90 minutes with the Best Christmas Songs with lyrics or go caroling with a group of people.
Winter Solstice / First Day of Winter – Learn about the Winter Solstice and make a luminary from recycled items.
Yule – Learn about The Germanic Origins of Yule with the video offered in the link.
First Electric Christmas Lights 1882 – Learn about The Father of Electric Christmas Tree Lights.
Smithsonian Magazine has information and pictures of lights from the early 1900’s.
December Activities on Funschooling