Poinsettia Craft {Printable Activity}

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Teach children Spanish through Cultural Activities

The Poinsettia with its beautiful red flowers and shiny green leaves has become a symbol of Christmas to many people all over the world.  The legend of the Poinsettia is a beautiful Christmas story about a young Mexican girl and the gift that she presented to Baby Jesus.

Practice Vocabulary

la flor- flower las manos- hands

rojo- red las tijeras-  scissors

verde- green el pegamento- glue

amarillo- yellow la Navidad- Christmas


Supplies needed:

  • A paper plate
  • Red, green and yellow construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue (or a stapler)


1.  Trace the child’s hand various times on green and red paper.

2. Cut out hands and glue the green the outer portion of plate with fingers pointing out.

3. Place 2 layers of red hands on plate.

4. Cut a small yellow circle and place in the center of the plate.

*this is a great fine motor skill activity!

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Share the beautiful story of The Legend of the Poinsettia ( La Leyenda de la flor de noche Buena) by Tommie de Paola. Kids will love hearing this beautiful Christmas story!

Thanks to The Bilingual Fun Company for providing this activity. You can follow them on Twitter and Like their Facebook page which is always bustling with information.

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