France is a European country rich with medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Most people think of Paris, its capital, which is famous for fashion, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – FRANCE Unit!
Icelandic Folklore has a rich history of trolls & elves - during the long dark winter nights of old, storytelling was the chief form of Icelandic entertainment, with each region fostering its very own bulk of tales and legends that were passed down from generation to generation throughout the centuries. These creatures were commonly referred to as Huldufólk, meaning … Continue reading Icelandic Troll Dolls – Dried Apple Art / Craft.
I always like to pick at least one fine motor skill activity for our country units and the Nordic Star is featured in much of Icelandic design, especially clothing. I remember looking at beautiful sweaters in Reykjavik and seeing the Nordic Star in the patterns. The Nordic star is inspired by an important element in … Continue reading Nordic Star String Art – Fine Motor Skills Craft
Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, which features Iceland’s … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – ICELAND Unit!
My oldest daughter loves to play with money. She likes to line them up by size, shape, color and "value" - playing with currencies from other countries has been a favorite activity. The Australian pound was introduced in 1910, and was replaced by the Australian dollar in 1966. Coin value included denominations of 1, 2, … Continue reading Australian Unit: Australian Currency
My 4 month old has already started teething, and everything is going into her mouth. I wanted to make her a little toy to play with that she couldn't drop (still working on her motor skills, lol) and something that would be safe for her to play with. I started with a baby sock (because … Continue reading DIY Baby Munch Mitt Taggy Toy