Fall is one of my favorite seasons, with nature bursting into an array of colors. I saw a similar activity using cutouts arranged over various nature foliage, and thought this would be perfect for my Egypt Unit Study! I first … Continue reading Egypt Unit Study: Nature Painting
One of the most interesting parts of learning about a new country is the myths/legends associated. Each culture has unique stories that are passed along through the generations, which are fascinating to study. Guatemala has “Worry Dolls” – an adorable … Continue reading Guatemala Unit Study: DIY Worry Dolls
I absolutely love to upcycle, creating something from the discarded. I try to base my unit study activities on things that can be found around the house, minimizing cost and waste. I was inspired by these masks on a similar … Continue reading Egg Carton Mayan Masks
Louis Braille was a French educator, and invented a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired named in his honor. Modern Braille is virtually unchanged to this day, and I thought as part of … Continue reading Braille Matching Activity: Euro Unit Study
Years ago I was watching the TV series Parenthood and one of the characters made a model of the Eiffel Tower from popsicle sticks. When we started our France unit, I knew I wanted to make one myself! We started … Continue reading France Unit Study: Make a Popsicle Stick Eiffel Tower!
As a mother of two young children, I go through a lot of paper. Construction paper, tissue paper, printer paper, coloring page paper… A year or so ago, a friend of mine did an activity with tissue paper and clear … Continue reading Notre Dame Rose Window Paper Craft – FRANCE Unit Study
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 … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – FRANCE Unit!
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 … Continue reading Nordic Star String Art – Fine Motor Skills Craft
I like to include a native toy or vintage toy for each county in my unit studies. As the world has become smaller through the invention of technology, unique toys to certain cultures become difficult to find. As I prepped … Continue reading Völuskrín – Early Icelandic Children’s Toys [Iceland Unit Study]
I love to make models or replicas, especially out of upcycled things. My poor hubby has to put up with me and my collection of “trash” – you could say I’m a bit of a junk modeler. For our Iceland … Continue reading Milk Carton Viking Long Boat Ship Craft