Friday, December 13, 2013

Las Posadas Countdown Calendar Printable

Las Posadas countdown calendar MommyMaestra


Las Posadas officially start on Monday, the 16th! Truly one of my favorite times of the year and best memories of my childhood, Las Posadas are a beautiful addition to the holiday season.

The 9-day celebration re-enacts Joseph and Mary's search for lodging in Bethlehem. It is a tradition practiced in many parts of Latin America, but most commonly in Mexico and the American Southwest.

Las Posadas printables MommyMaestra
If you are looking for ways to teach your child about Las Posadas, don't forget about my Bilingual Minibook which details each of the elements in language that young children can understand (yes, the text is in English and Spanish). And all of the pages are in black-and-white so that your children can color in the images as they learn.

In addition, I have a Posada-themed bilingual minibook of words. If you didn't get your last year, you can find it here.

But my latest printable is a full-color bilingual Countdown Calendar (shown at the top of this post) that begins on the 16th (as Las Posadas always do), and allows your child to countdown the days until Christmas. The calendar comes with images of elements that are most closely associated with Las Posadas, as well as brief descriptions (in English and Spanish) for each. Your child simply cuts out an image each day and glues one on to the calendar. Though Las Posadas end on Christmas Eve, I've included a baby Jesus for your child to finish her calendar on the 25th. :)

These printables (and more) are available in my TpT store.

Wishing you all a happy weekend!

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