Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Studying South Africa

Sickness hit.  And many of our kids missed our South Africa get together.  My T (age 6) was home sick, so I went ahead and left her brothers there as well.  One of the other family had a house full of sickies, so she remained home with her 4 kiddos.

That left a small group of 5 compared to our normal group of 12 kiddos running around.  It was kinda nice in some ways, though we missed our friends!

During our time together, we used an audio CD of music to learn some South African dances and games played by traditional South African tribes.

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Then we prepared our snacks before we had to grill them.  We cut wedges out of bananas and stuffed them with chocolate chips, craisins, pecans, and raisins.  They were going to be grilled in their foil wraps for 10 minutes while we worked on crafts.

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Our first activity was the creation of “Rainbow People”.  We painted the various parts and then put them together with brads.  This idea was swiped from this site.  It’s a great idea and she has very detailed instructions as well as more decorated rainbow people.


We also made South African shields. 

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Fresh mango and papaya…


Fresh orange slices, bread, and our stuffed banana boats.




Another great day of learning!


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