We took things slowly this past week, to ease ourselves back into the school day rhythm. I planned some themed activities, that both my boys could comfortably participate in together. We dedicated the greater part of one day to learning about children around the world. With a focus on our similarities, despite outward differences – unity in diversity.
We read several books, spread out in-between the different activities I had lined up for the boys on the theme. Here is our book list for the day:
In addition to the books, we put together this Melissa and Doug “Children of the World” puzzle.
We made paper people, the idea for which I got from Counting Coconuts. You could also make a paper doll chain and color them to look international.
While we worked we listened to a mix of international music with our Putumayo world music.
The boys completed a worksheet from The Baha’i Children’s Workbook about the oneness of humanity.
Then I pulled out a set of international play figures that I had purchased at the Lakeshore Learning Centre. The boys loved this set. After we discussed where the different children came from, and used them for a couple of formal activities, they took them all downstairs to the play room, built a city for them out of blocks and played together for a couple of hours.
This has been added to Preschool Corner & 5K too.