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Check out the Budget Home$chool Holiday Section! Here we have provided links to holiday trivia, themes, educational projects just for kids and so much more... You will find information on the history of Valentine's Day, arts and craft ideas for Christmas, helpful ideas on starting your own family traditions the children will not only remember but pass along to their own children.

This page is packed full of links that will entertain and education children and adults alike.

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    • Christmas Activities for Kids and Teachers Ages: 12+Christmas is the date set aside for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Christians celebrate it on December 25th all over the world. Jesus was not born exactly on December 25th, this date coincides with the pagan Roman celebrations honoring ...Subjects: Christmas, activities, origins, Jesus, Santa Claus, symbols, Christmas facts

    • Hershey Holidays Ages: 4+Family traditions -- It's a certain song. It's a classic film. It's a family recipe, or a way of exchanging gifts, or a meaningful gathering place. Every family has its traditions, and every year is an opportunity to start a new one to be carried on...Subjects: holiday, gift, ideas, recipes, crafts, downloads, family, traditions, quiz

    • All Things Christmas Ages: 12+When was the first Christmas card sent? Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? Learn the origins of Christmas and fun facts about some of our favorite christmas traditions and symbols.Subjects: traditions, history, fun facts, origins, Christmas, tree, Santa Claus, Kwanzaa

    • Santa Land Ages: 3+Old Fashion Holiday Traditions -- Find a wide variety of Christmas related interests including holiday recipes, crafts, music, books, electronic greeting cards, children activities and a nostalgic look at Christmas traditions.Subjects: Christmas, holiday, magic, cards, activities, books, music

    • Christmas Songsby Christmas Tree Farm Network Ages: 2+A collection of Christmas song Lyrics for all ages to enjoy! Dashing through the snow In a one-horse open sleigh...Subjects: Christmas, songs, lyrics, music

    • Gifts for Preschoolersby Diane Flynn Keith Ages: 2 - 6Need some ideas for educational toys, games, and DVDs for preschool age children? Check these recommendations.Subjects: LeapFrog Jump Start, preschool, gifts, Playdoh, Fisher Price, Melissa & Doug

    • Santa's North Poleby Elf Dee Ages: 6+Santa has many rooms of fun such as Frosty's Fun House, Reindeer Barn, North Pole Post Office, Santa's Music room and lots more fun to share in the Spirit of Christmas! Santa's North Pole is open all year around. Stop by for some Christmas fun.Subjects: puzzles, Mrs. Clause, Rudolph, Frosty, email Santa, coloring pages

    • Animated holiday scene with music by Ashland University Ages: 2+This flash e-Card from Ashland University combines majestic images with choir music to create a beautiful interactive page. Share it with friends and family.Subjects: interactive, holiday, scene, music, scenic, card, Christmas, online

    • Santa Search Ages: 18+Welcome to SantaSearch, a not-for-profit dedicated group of compassionate, caring volunteers who touch the hearts of children and adults by bringing the joy of the Christmas season.Subjects: Christmas, resource, letter, Santa Claus, music, lyrics

    • How To Write A Letter to Santa Clausby Just4Today Christmas Ages: 4 - 10Children love to write letters to Santa Claus. Usually parents lend a hand. Here are some tips that will make your child's letter to Santa more than just a list of gifts he or she wants. Subjects: article, Santa Claus, personalized, writing, letter, spelling, practice

    • Welcome to Claus.comby Universal Enterprises, Inc. Ages: 6+Santa Claus has the Village full of new fun this year for both kids and parents. Check your Naughty or Nice rating on the new Nice-O-Meter. Visit the new Toy Workshop to choose your personal Elf Buddy and see the most incredible Toy Making Machine yet.Subjects: Santa, North Pole, Christmas carols, karaoke, decorations, Rudolph, elves

    • Countdown to Christmas Ages: 4+Find out exactly -- down the the minute, how long until Christmas. The kids will enjoy helping to count it down...Subjects: Christmas, clock, timer, countdown

    • Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Clausby Michael Stillwell Ages: 9+Read the full text of the famous editorial, first published by The New York Sun in 1897, written by Francis P. Church in response to a question from Virginia O'Hanlon. "I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus..."Subjects: editorial, Santa Claus, Virginia O’Hanlon, proof, famous, boys and girls

    • Online Interactive World Advent Calendarby Mandy Barrow Ages: 6+On each day in December, test your knowledge on how Christmas is celebrated around the world, using our very own interactive advent calendar.Subjects: calendar, online, interactive, events, traditions, worldwide

    • Santa Claus Officeby Interaktiivinen Kuu Ages: 5+We all know that each Christmas Santa travels all over the world bearing presents and good will. And surely anyone's dream must be to make a return visit to him in his very own office? Well now you can!Subjects: Arctic Circle, Father Christmas, chat with Santa, Finland, pictures

    • Santa Claus: An Engineering Analysis Rebuttalby Inflection Point, Inc. Ages: 10+If people are going to attempt to apply science to the question of Santa, the least they can do is to get it right. The so-called "Engineer" that wrote the paper suggesting that Santa Claus is dead had it all wrong.Subjects: delivery, flying, science, analysis, “red nose” legend, chimneys

    • Santa’s Villageby Santa’s Village Ages: 2+Come see some Special Shows, great Yuletide Festivities, and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! Be sure to dress warmly, as Santa greets every child, and listens ever so attentively to all the wishes and wants of the season. Subjects: trees, photo contest, train rides, amusement park, music, performances

    • Slovaks and Christmas traditions Ages: 12+Slovaks around the world celebrate Christmas in their own special way, the difference only varying by religion, region or country. With over 1/3 of all Slovaks living outside of Slovak Republic, some of the traditions have taken on the face of ...Subjects: Christmas, religion, Slovak Republic, tradition, food, gifts, Christ

    • 25 Ways to Annoy Your Roommate During Christmas Ages: 18 - 25Appropriate for College Students -- Build a snowperson with your roommate and place a hat on its head. When it doesn't come to life, cry hysterically "it didn't work!" Subjects: list, humor, Christmas

    • Letters To Santaby Operation Letters to Santa Ages: 5+Enjoy Christmas with Santa Claus every day. Email Santa or learn about Operation Santa Claus and help a needy child. Find delicious recipes, stories, entertainment and free games to play. Take the naughty or nice quiz or enjoy the Norad Santa Tracker.Subjects: Operation Santa Claus, Christmas entertainment, naughty nice list, Norad Santa tracker

    • O, Christmas Treeby Elesha Coffman  Ages: 10+The large tree at Wheaton College traditionally bears decorations sent in by alumni missionaries. Germans hide a glass pickle in their trees, while Ukrainians opt for a silver spider. But what would a traditional-as in historical-Christmas tree look like?Subjects: traditions around the world, trees, facts, decorations, ornaments

    • Tracking Santaby Doug Adomatis Ages: 4+Track Santa on Christmas Eve with GPS maps and mapping software.Subjects: GPS maps, tracking, sleigh, Canada, Mexico, Europe, USA

    • MIDI Files of Christmas Carolsby John Kohji Suguiyama Ages: 12+You can listen to MIDI music of Christmas carols of the world or read multilingual words.Subjects: Jesus, carol, hymn, MIDI, Japanese, Korean, English

    • New Christmas Music!by Elton Smith Ages: 8+Publication of original Christmas music, songs, carols and plays by various Christian songwriters. Also include many public domain Christmas songs. We feature jazz recordings of traditional Christmas songs by Rhesa Siregar.Subjects: carols, Christian, sheet music, music scores, Christmas jazz

    • NORAD Tracks Santaby North American Aerospace Defense Command Ages: 4+Track Santa as he leaves the North Pole and makes his deliveries all over the world!Subjects: tracking, flight pattern, arrival times, Santa’s journey, NORAD system