Project Supplies

One advantage of Online Unit Studies is that many projects are cloud-based and you don't need a lot of supplemental resources. Here is a list of materials and tools you will want to prepare before officially starting this Online Unit Study with your kids.

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Ghana: Kente Paper Clothe

Supplies Needed

  • Paper weaving strips (like THESE)
  • Black marker
  • Glue Sticks
  • Yarn

Germany: Heat Engine

  • Wooden skewer
  • Duct tape
  • Pin
  • Marker
  • Candle in a glass jar
  • Paper plates
  • Craft knife
  • Lighter

Sweden: Paper Heart Baskets

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 sheets of A4 or Letter size cardstock (choose contrasting or complimentary colors)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Heart Basket Template

Japan: Gift Wrapping

Supplies Needed:

  • Newspaper
  • Miscellaneous boxes (butter packaging, cereal boxes, etc)

Mexico: Mexican Hot Chocolate

Supplies Needed:

  • Whole milk
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • A bit of sugar, nutmeg, vanilla and cayenne pepper.
  • Heavy whipping cream

The Philippines

Supplies Needed:

  • colorful paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • stapler pin

France: Marbled Glass Balls

Supplies needed:

  • Glass ornaments
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic cups

Brazil: Presepio (Nativity Scene)

Supplies needed:

  • Glue gun
  • Empty toilet paper rolls (or paper towel/wrapping paper rolls)
  • Card stock or construction paper
  • Fabric scraps
  • Elastic
  • Buttons, beads and craft jewels
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Fine tip markers

Russia: Pryaniki

Supplies needed:

  • Self-rising flour
  • Honey or agava nectar
  • Salted butter (if using unsalted butter, add 1/2 tsp of salt)
  • Ground cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Vanilla
  • Confectioner's sugar
  • Milk

For a final project, your student will plan a traditional Christmas meal for a chosen country. Encourage your children to think beyond food and create a complete experience with activities, music and decorations. Allow at least 3 days to plan for and prepare the celebration. Inviting some friends to join you is a great idea, so you may need to plan the date for the meal at the start of the unit to notify others.