Apr 192015
 
Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop #26

Welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop! The Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop is a place where bloggers can share multicultural activities, crafts, recipes, and musings for our creative kids. We can’t wait to see what you share this time! Created by Frances of Discovering the World through My Son’s Eyes, the blog hop […]

Apr 132015
 
Hula Hoop Math Activity {Booking Across America}

I am so thrilled to be participating in the Booking Across the USA series again this year.  While last year we explored West Virginia, this time I get to honor an author or illustrator from my home state of North Carolina. This post contains affiliate links.  If you click through and make a purchase, I […]

Apr 102015
 
Coconut Oatmeal Pudding: Learning about Senegal {Around the World in 12 Dishes}

For our next stop in “Around the World in 12 Dishes” we headed to Senegal!  In addition to learning about the endangered African manatee, we also decided to try Sombi (coconut rice pudding), a popular treat made with coconut milk and shredded coconut.  I love arroz con leche, so I was looking forward to trying […]

Apr 072015
 
Endangered Animals: Learning about African Manatees

To continue our theme of learning about endangered animals, we turned our attention to Senegal (our next country in Around the World in 12 Dishes) and began to study the African manatee.  There are three species of manatees, but the African (or West African) manatee is perhaps the least known of the three and the […]

Apr 062015
 
E is for Electricity: Saltwater Conductivity Experiment and Electric Eels

Monkey has been interested in electricity for some time now.  So when I had the opportunity to participate in the A-Z Science Experiments from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tail, I made sure to grab “E is for Electricity”!  I also wanted to marry this curiosity with his equally longstanding interest in animals, so […]

Apr 032015
 
Endangered Animals: Learning about Andean Condors

As part of our study of Bolivia and the “Around the World in 12 Dishes” series, we looked more closely at one of the great symbols of the Andes – the condor.  A really great online resource about the Andean condor (cousin to the also endangered California condor) is, of course, National Geographic. Many Americans […]

Mar 312015
 
Earth Day Books for Kids

Earth Day is almost here, though it’s always a good time to share with your kids the importance of caring for our planet!  Here is a list of some great books that we have enjoyed reading that help kids understand the interconnectedness of our lives with the natural world and how to live in harmony […]

Mar 262015
 
Passover Videos for Kids

Looking for some great resources to teach your kids about Passover?  Of course, for us books are always a first stop (see this great list of kids’ books on Passover from the PJ Library and this one from Planet Smarty Pants), but we’ve also been enjoying watching some wonderful videos!  Here are some of our […]

Mar 232015
 
Ethiopian Recipe for Easter: Defo Dabo Bread

This year we are participating in a series from Multicultural Kid Blogs about Easter around the world.  I thought it would be really interesting to “visit” a country outside Europe and North America; however, for the most part it is quite difficult to find out about Easter celebrations in those countries unless you happen to […]

Mar 212015
 
Bolivian Cooking: Empanadas

Now that we are home schooling I have been trying to be more systematic about doing a world cultures curriculum.  Mostly recently we learned about Bolivia, a country very dear to my heart, as I lived there for almost a year when I was twenty.  Most people when they think of Bolivia picture the altiplano […]

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