Namaste! And welcome to our Expedition Earth week on India! This week we learned a lot about India’s culture and animals! Of course we started off by stamping our passports!
Here are some more of the things we learned about this week:
- Completed our Mapping Worksheet
- Learned the Anilae Anilae song (Wee Sing CD)
- Prayed for India
- Learned how to say hello in Hindi
- Learned about the flag and colored our worksheet
- Learned about Children in India
- Made a Lassi, the Taj Mahal and an inlayed jewel stone craft
- Completed our India Lapbook component
- Tried Indian cuisine
- And as usual, at the end of the week, we stamped our passports!
We found India on the map, then located the capital, Mediterranean Sea an Dead Sea:
We colored and learned about the flag of India.
We made fun inlay jewel mosaics. For this I used self hardening Crayola Clay and plastic jewels.
We learned about animals from India:
Then we talked about the facts we learned about them and classified them on our wall.
We learned about the Taj Mahal, and then made a craft. Oh the paper Taj Mahal craft…sigh…what can i say other than this was a task! I ended up having to put most of it together as the cutting was a bit tedious. Also, a tip for you: Make sure to ENLARGE this quite a bit. I quadrupled the size of it and the little tops were still difficult to fold in. I think it would have been easier if it were bigger.
We made Lassi (a sweet drink) I liked this, but the honey was a bit much for me, maybe no honey next time! (And if you notice, I skipped the mint too, I forgot! Oh well, it was still tasty!)
We did our lapbooking activity:
Of course we finished off the week with a traditional Indian meal. This one didn’t go over quite as well with the kids! We ordered ‘non-spicy’ everything and it was still hot! My husband loved it, the rest of us ate something that was a Sweet Naan, I forget the name of it, but it tasted like peanut butter and jelly!
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What a neat study! I take it all of the activities are part of Expedition Earth? That seems like a pretty neat curriculum, and maybe I’ll have to check it out. 🙂