Expedition Earth: South Africa
Haai! And welcome to South Africa! We’re having so much fun with our Geography Curriculum this year. I’ve been excited about Africa and it’s finally here!
Here are some of the fun activities we did for the week:
We started off filling in our passport and putting on our flag sticker for South Africa:
Some Things We Learned:
Where S. Africa is on the world map & located Cape Town
Learned a song in Afrikaans
How to say “Hello” in Afrikaans
Prayed for the people of South Africa, and Xhosa
Learned about children in Botswana (I know, not part of S. Africa, but its close by and it was in our book)
Completed a South Africa lapbook activity
Learned about the Baobab Tree (a.k.a. The Upside Down Tree)
Completed and classified animals of South Africa
Learned new Geography Vocabulary
Made an Apple and Cheese Crumble dessert
Learned more about South Africa from National Geographic Kids
Learned major landmarks and other fun facts about South Africa
And here are what I managed to take pictures of ;o)
Of course we always start off by reviewing all countries learned so far, then finding our newest one:
Here’s my white board for the day. Although S. Africa has 3 capitals we really only memorized Cape Town.
We worked on our Flag and Mapping Worksheets. I doubled up on these this week due to other commitments, but it went fairly well.
Of course we did our favorite activity, the animals of each country.
And here were our favorite animals, it’s hard to tell from the photo, but I think we liked the Meerkat and Rhinoceros.
We made S. Africa mini-books for our World Lapbook:
And we made Apple Crumble. This would’ve been really good had we skipped the cheddar cheese! We ended up scraping it off the top and eating the insides! I’ll share the recipe later on.
Well that wraps up our week on South Africa! Stay tuned as we head over to Kenya next week!
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