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Swedish Traditions at Christmas

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Description

A variety of activities introducing Swedish Christmas Traditions allowing for a fun celebration.

Resources

Felt (For Dala Horses), Craft Paper (For St Lucia Wreaths and Star Cone Hats), Possibly a way to play Swedish Christmas songs, Buns or Gingerbread

Instructions

CHRISTMAS IN SWEDEN:
Teach the St. Lucia tradition (as per Wikipedia), lots of info http://www.sweden.se/eng/home/lifestyle/traditions/reading/lucia-and-christmas--a-sacred-season-in-secular-sweden/
Listen and read the song Staffan var en stalle dräng http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oZmv5P0Loes
Learn how to say Merry Christmas and/or the Promise in Swedish - for promise and law http://www.scout.se/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=173&Itemid=711

SCOUTING IN SWEDEN:
See link above

CRAFT:
*Make Felt Dala Horse ornaments (see pdf)
*Make St Lucia Wreaths (girls) or Star Cone hats (stjärngossar) (boys) See directions at: http://kiddley.com/2006/12/13/paper-santa-lucia-crowns-and-hats/

EAT:
*Gingerbread/or Saffron buns ( lussebulle or lussekatt) - (recipe in word)

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