Hoi and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Netherland! Since it snowed here this week it was perfect timing, we had a great time, and we learned some fun things about Netherlands too!
Of course we started off our week finding Netherlands on the map and stamping our passports with their flag:
Here are some of the things we covered this week:
- Located Netherlands on the map and completed our mapping worksheet
- Learned about their flag
- How to say “Hello” in Dutch– Hoi or Hello
- Prayed for the Netherlands people
- Learned a song in Dutch
- Completed a lapbook activity
- Learned about and classified 6 animals of Netherlands
- Vocabulary: Geography from A-Z: Ford
- Learned about Windmills and made a craft
- Completed an Ice Skating Craft (I wasn’t brave enough to actually go ice skating!)
- Went Bowling
- Had a cheese tasting party. Cheeses from Netherlands include Gouda, Edam, Roomano, Herb Cheese, Goat’s cheese, Smoked Cheeses and more!
- Learned more about Netherlands from National Geographic
- Made homemade bread pudding
We made this cute ice skating craft.
Since it was snowy outside, we went sledding.
We made this fun Windmill craft. I have to say this was a little harder than expected. The wire was difficult to work with, thankfully we have jewelry making tools so that helped quite a bit.
We learned about animals from Netherlands and added them to our Animal Wall.
Here are our favorites: Red Fox and the Ermine.
We learned a little about Klompen (Wooden Shoes) then made some out of poster board and looked at some pretty ones online.
Of course we had a blast singing our Dutch Song this week. We even broke out the pretend mic for willing participants.
Thanks for joining our week on Netherlands, next we’re on to Spain!
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