Thursday, December 10, 2009

Trip to Mexico- Pappel Picado

We had fun making pappel picado today as we visited Mexico learning about Christmas traditions around the world. Little scraps of paper were everywhere! Pappel picado means cut paper and is used as a decoration for Christmas and other fiesta times. It is basically just making a snowflake out of a rectangular piece of tissue paper. We learned about Las Posadas and read some neat books about Mexico. Learning about the tradition of Las Posados is really neat because it is a very "Christ-centered" tradition, and in many parts of Mexico, they celebrate 3 Kings Day, and the Magi bring gifts instead of Santa Clause. I like that idea. Tomorrow, on to Israel.

1 comment:

Tressa said...

SO much fun! We are doing a similar Christmas Around the World.

Right now, we are in the middle of Mexico, we really like Mexico's traditions and festivities.

I think our favorite country thus far is Sweden!