Holidays Around the World- Finland!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
And what a great way to celebrate by sharing in 
Holidays Around the World!

Welcome to Finland.
In Finland Christmas Eve is when people focus their celebrations.
Christmas Day is a more relaxed stay at home day. 
Finnish continue their celebrations into Boxing Day.
The Finnish call Santa Claus Joulupukki!
Lapland, Finland is believed to be where Santa actually lives!
They even have a theme park there.
Gonna have to add it to my travel list! 
I found this great treasure 
and they have them for many countries!
It's pretty high level for grade one, 
but the photographs are worth it!
And Jan Brett for the win on all other things 
Finnish and Nordic for Christmas!
She has great books in general, 
but her Christmas selection is spectacular!
These beautiful Finish stars are beautiful symbols of 
Finnish and Scandinavian traditions and holidays. 
Check out the directions for the beautiful Finnish stars here.
If you live in a cold weather climate you should for sure make 
these ice lanterns during your studies of Finland.
I make even need to make a few at my house!
Check out the super easy directions for these here
I hope you enjoy these printables to go along 
with your holidays arounds the world studies!
Your kiddies will have a blast coming up with 
smaller words from the Finnish word for Santa.
And here's a close read and comprehension page 
for Christmas in Finland too!
Grab your freebies HERE!
Like this close read?
Check out a whole bunch of close reads plus 
plays, poems, phonics, grammar and more in my 
Crazy About Reading packets!
You can grab monthly sets or save a bunch with 
Time to grab you Finland passport page!
Off to your next destination!


  1. Those stars are so pretty! I'm going to *attempt* to make one, but not sure how that will turn out haha! Thanks for joining us on our adventure!

    Terrific Teaching and Learning

  2. Those stars are gorgeous! The directions are currently printing, thanks so much!

    A Teachable Teacher

  3. Those stars look like so much fun! They may be too intricate for my students, but I am definitely going to have them try it :) It'll be our fine motor skill practice for a day.


  4. Aren't Jan Brett books just the best? Love that candle {but I'm super thankful I'm in "sunny" California in the winter so I don't need to feel the cold!}

    ☘ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

  5. I have loved Jan Brett books since I was a kid! My students always love Jan Brett after December because I try to mix them in as read aloud as often as possible! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Love, love, love Jan Brett! Thank you for creating such an amazing freebie for the hop! I can't wait to incorporate your ideas into my lesson plans!
    Core Inspiration by Laura Santos

  7. LOVE your post!! I was in Finland two summers ago, and loved it so I can't wait to share your ideas with my students! Jan Brett is amazing!

    Thanks so much!
    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  8. This post is wonderful! I emailed you a couple days ago. I was wondering if you would be willing to make a passport page for Germany, USA,and Israel. I am using your passports for the other countries and needed those three but if I make them they won't match your format!!

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