Making Christmas Crackers With a Foreign Language Twist

Rosetta Stone sent us a cracker-making pack and we had so much fun putting them together. For Talitha, it’s all new. She keeps noticing all these images of paper crowns and wants to know what it’s all about. I’ve told her you get them in crackers at dinner time on Christmas Day. Of course, she’s thought I meant crackers you eat so it was fun actually putting some together with her so she has another little thing to anticipate.

Crown from our Christmas crackers

Of course they included your standard cracker jokes. But as a twist, the pack included a set of obscure foreign language words which we’re to guess the meaning of, as pictured above.

Your standard cracker joke

For me, it’s been a reminder that I want learning languages to become a part of our family life. It would be more obvious as to how to do this if one of us natively spoke another language but we don’t. I’ve no doubt that some exposure is better than none, though, so I’m looking forward to taking up Spanish again as a first step. I studied it to A-level but really don’t remember much. Rosetta Stone have given me a six-month trial of a Spanish course, which should get us on our way. I always think experiences trump products when it comes to Christmas gifts so this would make a great gift for someone who wanted to do as I’m doing.

Making foreign language crackers with Rosetta Stone


  1. December 13, 2013 / 12:19 pm

    What a fab idea. And I’d love to hear how you get on with rosetta stone, languages are an area of home ed I’ve struggled with.
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    • December 13, 2013 / 12:23 pm

      I definitely will. On one hand, she absorbs everything so it makes sense to introduce words now. On the other hand, I’m concerned that she’d mixed up languages since she’s only just learning English. Over time, we’ll see.

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