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Christmas in Switzerland - Samichlaus Paper Plate Craft

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    Updated:  28 Nov 2023

Learn about Christmas in Switzerland and introduce your students to Samichlaus with a printable paper plate Christmas craft template.

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    Pages:  3 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  P - 5

teaching resource

Christmas in Switzerland - Samichlaus Paper Plate Craft

  • Updated

    Updated:  28 Nov 2023

Learn about Christmas in Switzerland and introduce your students to Samichlaus with a printable paper plate Christmas craft template.

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  3 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  P - 5

Learn about Christmas in Switzerland and introduce your students to Samichlaus with a printable paper plate Christmas craft template.

Let’s Celebrate Christmas in Switzerland!

The holiday season is just around the corner, and what better way to spread the festive cheer than by introducing your students to Christmas around the world? Christmas Around the World events help promote cultural awareness and appreciation amongst your students. Get ready to take them on a magical journey to Switzerland and introduce them to Samichlaus!

Who Is Samichlaus? Why, He’s The Swiss Santa, of Course!

Samichlaus is a figure associated with Christmas traditions in Switzerland, particularly in the German-speaking regions. Samichlaus is a Swiss version of Santa Claus, but there are some distinct differences in the character and the way he is celebrated.

In Swiss folklore, Samichlaus is often depicted as a kindly figure dressed in a bishop’s robe and carrying a staff. He is accompanied by his helper, Schmutzli, who is responsible for bringing a bag of treats. Unlike the more widely known Santa Claus, Samichlaus is said to visit homes on the night of 5 December, the day before St. Nicholas’ Day, to reward well-behaved children with sweets, nuts and fruits.

Let’s Make a Christmas Paper Plate Craft!

This printable craft set includes easy-to-follow instructions and templates for creating a charming Samichlaus face on a paper plate. Students will enjoy colouring, cutting, and assembling their own Samichlaus, complete with his traditional white beard, hat and festive colours.

Your new Christmas craft template awaits! Don’t miss out – hit that Download button to secure your quick-print PDF resource file and start exploring Christmas Around the World.


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