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The holidays are such a great time of year, but it can be super hectic to fit in all the learning that needs to happen between the excitement, the sugar, and the crazy schedules. One way that you can get in some end-of-year learning is to incorporate movies into your studies. Doing a watch-and-learn unit is a way to give you a break, but it also changes up the schedule enough to keep the interest of the kids.
One of my favorite holiday movies is A Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s such an awesome reminder of a season of giving and has many great discussion points. This makes it a fantastic watch-and-learn option for the holidays.
One of the things that inspired me to look up Charlie Brown lessons and activities is that my daughter is obsessed with Charlie Brown. If you’re looking for some great Charlie Brown Christmas ideas, too, check these out:
Charlie Brown Christmas Ideas
Charlie Brown Christmas Lesson Plans
FirstStage.org has a fantastic Charlie Brown Christmas Enrichment Guide that covers a whole range of learning items for the movie (from math to crafts to service projects and more). It’s definitely one of my favorite finds for incorporating a Charlie Brown Christmas movie into learning.
Linus True Meaning of Christmas Lessons
If you’re looking for Bible-based learning to pair with your Charlie Brown Christmas movie, start with Linus and his speech from Luke 2:4-14:
Also check out:
Music of Charlie Brown Christmas
The music of A Charlie Brown Christmas is something that almost all of us recognize. It can also be a great part of learning for this unit!
Play the Piano music of Charlie Brown Christmas (affiliate)
Charlie Brown Christmas Crafts
Charlie Brown Christmas Party Ideas
Want to host your own Charlie Brown Christmas movie party? (Because, who wouldn’t?) Here are some fun ways you can incorporate the Charlie Brown movie and/or book theme into a party for your class, friends, co-op, or family!
Have a Charlie Brown Christmas Dance Party where everyone has to assume the dance of one of the Peanut’s gang:
Get Charlie Brown Christmas plates (affiliate)
Get Peanuts Holiday Treat Boxes (affiliate)
Charlie Brown Christmas Books, Music, and Movies
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