Around the Globe

Summer break is finally here!  Since we have no travels plans, I’ve decided we could virtually explore the globe this summer and learn about other countries.  A few of Lil’s friends want to join in the fun too. Here’s what we plan to do.

1. Spin the Globe– the girls will learn about 7 randomly picked countries from each of the 7 continents. We’ll meet once a week.

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2. Passport– each child will receive a passport that will get stamped at the beginning and end of the activity. I found these cute fake passports at the sticker section in Michael’s Arts and Crafts. Looks like our royal mutt’s joining us too.

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3. “Did You Know?”- This is a fun fact sheet listing information about the country’s culture, cuisine, currency, arts, government, livelihood and other interesting facts. We’ll do a fun pop quiz to review what they’ve learned.

4. Souvenirs- The girls and I will make a craft or cook a dish from the country they’ll be learning about.  I also got the girls these cute insulated bags that they can use to stow away their summer arts and crafts projects in, or use as their lunch bags in school.

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5. Tour Guide–  Aside from the 7 countries they’ll learn about, the girls will randomly pick out a country’s name and will do some research on the country. Using the fun fact sheet as their guide, they will create a Visitor’s Brochure and share it with us.

6. Pen Pal– The girls will write a friendly letter to the country being featured in the Tour Guide activity. They will each get a chance to ask more questions about the other country’s culture and their lifestyle and share theirs as well.

7. Until We Meet Again-On our last session, we’ll have an International day and dress up in different national costumes and have a potluck party.

What are your plans this summer? Any fun kid activities (indoor/outdoor)? Do share! Have a great summer!

 

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