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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