Las Posadas, an Hispanic Christmas Holiday with Stories, Songs, and Signs!

by  Author Valerie Marsh

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    Your students will love learning and retelling the story of Las Posadas, an important holiday that is celebrated across the world. Discover the special story, foods, parades, pinatas, and traditions! Draw, sign and sing! Active learning!
Please note: This program can be modified to compare/contrast this holiday to other holidays.
Students need a piece of paper and crayons or markers please.

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By Request: $150.00
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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Homeschool/Family

Minimum participants:

Just one!

Maximum participants:

Two classes together, or about 45 students, for optimun interactivity.

Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, International, Language Arts/English, Leadership, Literacy, Performing Arts, Problem Solving, Reading, Religion, Social Studies/History, Writing Storytelling!

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No charge for weather related cancellations.

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Author Valerie Marsh

Johns Island, SC
United States

     Valerie is the author of 13 storytelling books, a writing teacher, and storyteller. Her books include Paper Cutting Stories A to Z, A Treasury of Trickster Tales, Mystery-Fold: Stories to Tell Draw, and Fold, and Story Puzzles: Tales in the Tangram Tradition. Other books include Puppet Tales, and Heroes & Heroines.
     Valerie uses unique ways to tell tales for all ages including "Paper-Cutting" (fold and cut), "Mystery-Fold" (draw and fold), "Story Puzzles" (creating tangram figures), and Sign Language, She offers workshops for students, and professional development for teachers. Her story methods are easy, involve audience participation and get kids excited about writing! No matter which program you request, Valerie tailors her program to your class! Easy and fun!
      Miss Liz Science Wiz joins Valerie for the Action Science programs. Miss Liz uses puppets and physical actions to anchor basic scientific facts presented in our programs. Miss Liz will have your students acting out all kinds of physical and life science concepts!

Please note: All of our programs are for learners in school or at home, or both!

Author Valerie Marsh
317 441 0158

Program Details


1. We discuss this holiday celebration's unique symbols, candles, number of days celebrated, story and foods.
2. Your students will use sign language to tell the Las Posadas story.
3. Together, we retell and draw a star to go with this story.
4. We sing and sign "We Wish You a Happy Las Posadas!"
5. We play an identification game to review the candles, story, foods, number, and symbols for Las Posadas.

Students need one sheet of paper, and two markers or crayons.
Please note: This program can be modified to compare or contrast this holiday to others.


Your students will:
- listen to and enjoy December celebration stories of Las Posadas
- understand the differences and similarities in this holiday and another (if desired)
- be able to name the foods, symbols, stories, and traditions of Las Posadas
- be able to draw the star for the story of Las Posadas
- be able to retell the Las Posadas story while drawing the star
- sing our sign language song for this holiday.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

-Literacy RL K.1 to 8, RL .1 to .10.
-Literacy RL K.1 to 8, RL .1 to 4.
-Writing WK.1 to 8.10.
-Speaking & Listening SL K.1 to 5.6
-Art NA-T.K-4.2, NA-VA.K-4.1-3, NA-VA.K-4.6, NA-D.K-4.1-3

State Standards

Valerie can identify these for you - just let her know!