Expedition Earth ~ France

Bon jour and welcome to our week on France!

We always start off by stamping our passports and locating our new country on the World Map.


Here are some of the things we covered this week:

  • Located France on the map, and found the Bay of Biscay
  • How to say “Hello” in French – Bonjour!
  • Prayed for the French people
  • Learned a French Song
  • Completed a lapbook activity
  • Learned about and classified 6 animals of France
  • Learned about the Eiffel Tower and made a small scale replica of the Eiffel Tower using a 3D Puzzle we found.
  • Read: Geography from A-Z Pg 12 Cliff, Cave, Pg 40 Sea Cave/Arch
  • Visited The White Cliffs of Normandy France
  • Learned about Children in France
  • Made homemade soap!

Here are some of the highlights of the week:

Well, it just wouldn’t be a trip to France without the Eiffel Tower, so we took a fun virtual tour online then made our own replica using this fairly easy 3D Puzzle.

We made homemade soap which was fun and the kids can’t wait to try it out!

Of course we did our mapping activity with help from our feline friend.


We learned about 6 new animals and classified them on our wall.

We learned about the French flag:


We had a cheese tasting day complete with French Soda!


We did our France lapbook activity:


And as usual we found a small French Cafe to close out our week. My husband told the kids they could have French water to drink and when it came they all were amazed that it tasted the same as US water! LOL! Oh he’s awful!


I’ll post more on the crafts we made for you later on so you can do your own. But that concludes our week in France. Next we head to Italy, my homeland!

Click here to learn more about the Expedition Earth Geography curriculum!


  • an ordinary mom November 24, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Who knew French water tastes the sane as good ol' US water?! Haha! Too funny!Looks like a wonderful week :-)Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  • an ordinary mom November 24, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Um, or, tastes the same, not sane, haha! That outta teach me to click publish before looking up… !!

  • sheisreading November 24, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I love this curriculum! You've done a fabulous job! Maybe I'll use it one day??? Right now we're using your preschool curriculum. Thanks!

  • Fiona November 24, 2010 at 10:58 am

    love this!!! My husband is French so would love to do an activitiy like this to teach them about France!

  • Infant Bibliophile November 24, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Maybe too late for you anyway, but my almost-3 year old picked out a cute picture book at the library last week, called Everybody Bonjours. I meant to post about it, but then I had a baby and it didn't seem so important right then. 😉

  • Mirjam November 24, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    The soap looks really good! How did you make it?Mirjam 🙂

  • Lydia Hostetler November 29, 2010 at 7:18 am

    curious, what curriculum are you using? It looks a lot like ours. We are using My father's world. We came through France 2 weeks ago. Now in Germany..

  • Confessions Of A Homeschooler November 29, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Lydia: We are using Expedition Earth. I am using some of the books that MFW ECC recommends, plus others. I made up my own activities and studies for each country, you can see the curriculum here:http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2010/08/expedition-earth-journey-through-gods.html

  • Marie December 1, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    This is just wonderful what you did!And thanks to your children who have prayed for french people.Have a nice day!Marie…from France


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