Try a Traditional Treat

Posted by Kara Parker on December 8, 2016 in Christmas

Let’s start with some authentic resources for Japanese, ASL, French, Spanish and German that will get the conversation started! Check them out to inspire your lessons and to learn a little about this wonderful world.

“I can” Statements

First here are some related daily “I can” statements that could be used with most of these videos.

  • I can describe traditional holiday treats.
  • I can give my opinion about traditional holiday treats.
  • I can explain the history and significance of traditional holiday treats.
  • I can persuade someone to try traditional holiday treats.

Authentic Resources!!


Who knew chicken would make the holiday list!

I don’t speak Japanese, so I used an English video here. I hope this at least gives you an idea on how you can search for commercials and flyers (search on Google images). This has a few tweets in Japanese:


I would love to do this lesson in ASL! Taste and rank the Holiday jelly beans. Easy way to pick up some new vocabulary words.

The ASL Stew Life channel has other interesting videos too.


Thanks to Joanie Nadeau for sharing this one: I really want to try that treat on the table!

SPANISHón/av-18111044 – Another video and article. Thanks to Buffy Brummett for sharing this one on Facebook.


There’s a whole festival dedicated to Stollen! It includes a giant Stollen and knife.

Lots more German treats here – > Sallys Welt YouTube channel

Communicative Activities

Set up a Tasting Station with opinion cards.

Let them practice Ordering & Negotiating Activities using a few of the treats.

Share Below!

Do you have any authentic resources that would fit this challenge? 


Do you have any personal experiences with a traditional treat?

PLEASE share below in the comments! 

6 comments for “Try a Traditional Treat”

  1. Jana says:

    What a sweet little video about turrón! Thank you for sharing the I can statements.

    1. Kara Parker says:

      Welcome! I think it helps to see how “I can” statements match up with the authres. Hopefully that can inspire the whole lesson for you!

  2. Tara Brown says:

    I was typing the same thin! Ha! Thank you for adding the “I can” statements! I love your site…so kind and generous of you to share these resources with us! Thank you so much!! 😀👍💯❤

    1. Kara Parker says:

      Welcome! Tis the season! 🎄

  3. This makes me think of “Try the World” – I want this for Christmas!

    1. Kara Parker says:

      Oohhh! That looks amazing!

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