Free Christmas In Italy Worksheets

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Explore the holiday wonders of Italy with our Christmas in Italy worksheets!

These Christmas activities for kids are a great way to explore Italy’s festive traditions and culture during the holiday season.

With 7 festive pages, including learning to say Merry Christmas in Italian, discovering delicious Christmas foods, and meeting the beloved elderly witch, La Befana. Your children will embark on an exciting journey through Italy’s unique Christmas celebrations.

christmas in italy worksheets

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Christmas in Italy coloring pages

There are 7 pages included in these holiday worksheets. All about the Christmas traditions in Italy.

Babbo Natale coloring page

In Italy, Babbo Natale plays the role of Santa Claus, delivering gifts to children on Christmas Eve.

Italians also cherish traditions like the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a sumptuous seafood dinner on Christmas Eve, and the Yule log lighting, symbolizing good fortune in the coming year.

Babbo Natale coloring page

La Befana coloring page

La Befana, a cherished character in Italian folklore, is a benevolent elderly witch who arrives on the night of January 5th, gifting sweets and presents to well-behaved children and coal to those who’ve been naughty.

la befana coloring page

Italian Christmas food

Italian Christmas feasts are rich in tradition and flavor, with lentils and pork served on New Year’s Eve to symbolize prosperity for the upcoming year.

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Torrone, a delectable honey and nut candy, is savored during the holiday season, often given as a gift or relished as a post-meal dessert. Pandoro and Panettone are iconic sweet breads that grace holiday tables.

italian christmas food

Italian Christmas traditions

Italian Christmas traditions are a delightful blend of festive customs and heartfelt moments. Families gather to play Tombola, a lively bingo-like game that fosters community spirit.

Children express their love and aspirations through heartfelt letters to their parents. While the vibrant Poinsettia, known as the “Stella di Natale.” Adds a burst of color to the season as a beloved symbol of Christmas in Italy.

italian christmas traditions

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Nativity scene coloring page

The Neapolitan Nativity Scene, or “Presepe Napoletano.” Serves as a vivid cultural tradition that not only depicts the Nativity story but also offers a captivating glimpse into the everyday life of 18th-century Naples.

This elaborate representation reflects the desire to celebrate both the religious significance of Christmas and the cultural heritage of the region.

neapolitan nativity scene

Italian Bagpipes

In Italy, during Christmas, musicians play special bagpipes to make the celebration feel even more special and remind people of their cultural traditions.

Their enchanting music played in town squares and at religious events. Not only adds to the holiday spirit but also preserves and honors the rich cultural traditions associated with Christmas in Italy.

italian christmas bagpipes

Learn to say Merry Christmas in Italian

Get ready to learn how to say ‘Merry Christmas’ in Italian with the final worksheet.

buon natale coloring page

Christmas books with an Italian theme

For elementary-grade kids interested in Christmas books with an Italian theme or setting, you might want to consider these options:

  1. The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story by Tomie dePaola
    • This charming book tells the story of Old Befana. An Italian Christmas witch who delivers gifts to children in Italy on Epiphany (January 6th). It’s a delightful and culturally rich tale.
  2. Strega Nona’s Gift by Tomie dePaola
    • In this book, Strega Nona, a beloved character from Tomie dePaola’s series. Prepares for Christmas and shares Italian holiday traditions with her young friend Big Anthony.
  3. An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco
    • Patricia Polacco’s books often incorporate elements of her family’s Italian heritage. In this story, she explores the importance of oranges in her family’s Christmas tradition.
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Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 25 November 2023 by Clare Brown

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