The Legend of the Poinsettia

In addition to our regular Christmas activities, we also began to learn about the Legend of the Poinsettia, a Mexican legend depicting the adventures of Pepita and her brother Pablo.

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Using colorful illustrations, your children were told a preschool-friendly version of the legend, and then were given red tinsel, plastic poinsettias, and baby food jars to make there very own poinsettia plants!


Young children are eager to learn about the world and they soak up the information like little sponges.


In our classroom, children discover their relationship to other humans through stories, cultural celebrations, and the enriched cultural curriculum and materials. Diversity activities teach young children to respect and celebrate the differences in all people. Learning about different cultural aspects offers new experiences for children. This activity aimed to do just that.


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