Friday, December 16, 2011

The Christmas Pickle

The last week before Christmas, we do a "Christmas Around the World" theme. We learned that Germany has a Christmas pickle tradition, so I took this a step further. Starting the first school day in December, I tell the class about the pickle, and tell them I will hide the pickle out in the open in the room. The first person to find it gets a treat. My class has been very enthusiastic about it!


  1. Just FYI: the pickle is not a German tradition, but rather a tradition started by immigrants in the United States from Germany. German traditions are things like Sank Nikolaus Schuhe, Moravian Stars and Christkindelmaerkte.

  2. Ah! Thanks for the clarification! I didn't know, but now I do. :D