Christmas Countdown Ideas: Characteristics of Jesus

*This post was originally published on my blog back in 2008. While not exactly a countdown to Christmas or an advent calendar, I really really love the meaning behind this activity. Christmas IS Christ and what better way to spend December than learning about the characteristics of Jesus, our Savior. …

Christmas Science: Botany

Close your eyes and think of Christmas… What images come to your mind? Probably a Nativity display complete with the baby Jesus in a manger, a bright colorful tree, festive wreaths, piles of presents, furry stockings, nutcrackers. Now close your eyes again and imagine what Christmas SMELLS like… If you are like me, you …

Christmas Science: Astronomy

Welcome to my series on Christmas science, in which we’ve covered chemistry,  zoology, and geography. Today is all about astronomy. You may not think there is much that astronomy has to do with Christmas, but there is! While our modern view of Christmas has become all about glittery trees, feet …

Christmas Science: Geography

Welcome to my series on Christmas science, in which we’ve covered chemistry and zoology. Today is all about geography. In homeschool, most people tend to lump geography in with history, but categorically, geography is actually a science: the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Christmas Around the …