This post may contain referral links. Here’s my full disclosure policyWe spent the last two weeks doing Five in a Row’s How to make an Apple Pie & See the World. It is a fun book with a very natural tie-in to a study in Geography and/or apples. The basis of our study was good books, creative play, fun, good food, lapbooks, and fun projects. Every day we played FREE Roll into Geography game that helps kids learn the continents as they go around the world to get their ingredients to make their apple pie. If you haven’t checked it out yet – take a peak.
The kids got all dressed up, packed their suitcase, grabbed their tickets & passport and we headed to the plane.
Our next stop was Sri Lanka to get cinnamon. We learned Sri Lanka is a beautiful Island filled with lots of animals! The kids loved the animal part of the lapbook today! As in the book the girl took salt water to make salt; we evaporate “sea” water too. Here is Goofy touching the salt that was left after the water had evaporated. We had a typical dish: Chicken with coconut milk & spicy peppers.
We started off reading some good books. I found some new favorite books: Tino Turtle Series & Katie in London. In these books kids learn about another culture and famous sights in a fun story format. We finished our England Lapbook. We also did stories on our Flannel Board (a favorite at our house) that came from England: Humpty Dumpty, Jack & Jill, and Goldilocks & the 3 Bears. We also had English Shepherds Pie for dinner – YUM! But my favorite part was having afternoon tea. I made tea, finger sandwiches (cucumber & cream cheese and egg salad), and scones with cream (delicious & so easy to make!). I put out a table cloth and served the tea in our china tea cups. The kids wore hats (as they do in England) and we listened to some piano music while we had tea. It was so much fun & very memorable!
JamaicaWe read a Jamaican Alphabet book, listened to Reggae music, I braided Minnie’s hair (if you’ve ever visited you know this is common), completed our Jamaican lapbook, and played in the sandbox as Jamaica is known as a tourist destination for beaches and good weather. We also had Banana Fritters to eat – Yum!
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