2016 Advent Calendar: Day 51 minute read

cross at sunset

Matthew 1:21

‘[Mary] will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.’

Day 5: Christmas Around The World – Zimbabwe

  • Merry Christmas = Moni Wa Chikondwelero Cha Kristmasi
  • In Zimbabwe, Christmas day starts with a Church service for most people. After the Church service, everyone has a party in their homes and people go from house to house, visiting all of their family and friends on the way home.
  • A lot of people play music outside the front of their house and play their favourite music very loudly.
  • Everyone wears their best clothes for Christmas, as for some families, Christmas time is the only time of the year they get new clothes. The parties are a good place to show off their new clothes.
  • Children in Zimbabwe open their presents from Santa early on Christmas Day, ready to show their friends at Church and at the parties.

Alphabet Costs 1


Spell the following words and find out how much they cost letter by letter.

  • How much would it cost to buy all the letters for the title of your reading book?
  • Choose four farm animals and work out what each one would cost?
  • Spell your friend’s names, who has the most expensive name?
  • Which teacher in our school has the most expensive name?
  • Which of your spelling words is the most expensive?
  • Which is the most expensive colour of the rainbow?

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