Christmas Lesson Plans for Family and Consumer Science
Around here, the minute Halloween is over the Christmas music turns on and everyone starts talking about Christmas. Are you in the Christmas starts November 1st camp?
Teaching holiday foods is a fun way to get your students interested in cooking and learning about cultural dishes. We try to incorporate a little food history and global cuisine into our lessons whenever we can and the holidays are no exception!
International Holiday Food Lessons
Many cultures have different traditional foods that they serve around the holidays. There are even international holiday cookies. We have a Hanukkah Foods Lesson as well as Holiday Foods Around the World Lesson that is a great way to introduce global holiday foods.
Christmas Cookie Exchange with Students
Have you ever been to a Christmas cookie exchange? Every time I get an invitation for a Christmas Cookie Exchange I get a little anxious because the holidays are so busy and making a ton of cookies on the weekends is not my idea of a good time. But…it’s a great project for students because they enjoy choosing the recipe and having others taste their cookies. We show a slideshow on the most popular holiday cookies as well as a cookie exchange project.