Learn about holidays that are celebrated in different countries by playing Kahoot! games created by other educators!
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: relationship skills, responsible decision-making, self-awareness, and social awareness.
Engage students in a conversation about different holidays that are celebrated in communities around the world. You might ask:
Choose a Kahoot! game to play with your students from the collection below. Each Kahoot! game was created by another classroom, and features a special holiday that is celebrated in their community, such as Damba Festival (Ghana), Diwali (India), and Coleda (Macedonia).
Consider playing the Kahoot! game with your Empatico partner class by using the Zoom or Microsoft Teams integrations, which allow you to play a game directly within the video conferencing platform.
As students play the game, encourage them to practice curiosity and critical thinking. For example, they might record notes about the holiday, consider what else they want to learn about it, and seek more information by reading books, watching videos, or exploring other online resources.
Afterward, invite students to share what they learned about other holidays in this community Padlet board.
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions: