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One great way to motivate kids to learn Spanish is to share the fun of cultural traditions. In the Spanish-speaking world, the big holiday gift-giving day is the Feast of the Epiphany, or Three Kings Day on January 6th, when the Magi arrived at the birthplace of the Baby Jesus bearing gifts fit for a King. 

To welcome Los 3 Reyes Magos into their own home, parents help kids place camel snacks under their beds the night of January 5th. (A bowl of water plus hay or grass, a piece of fruit or veggie are good choices). That night, while the camels munch away, the Kings leave a small gift under each child’s bed to be discovered the next day.  

By the way, it turns out camels are pretty messy eaters.  At our house they often leave a trail of half-chewed carrots. In the morning, as my kids unwrap their gifts, I mock-complain "I HAVE TO CLEAN UP AFTER CAMELS NOW TOO, FOR GOODNESS SAKES?!" Giggles guaranteed.

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