Back in January, the girls and I spent a couple weeks studying China in preparation for Chinese New Year.
We had a lot of fun discovering most of China is warmer than we are at this time of year, at least this winter! We studied Gladys Aylward, Hudson Taylor and Marco Polo. We watched videos of Giant Pandas, we even learned you can pay to have a Giant Panda sit on your lap for a few minutes, and we culminated it all with a homemade Chinese Meal on Chinese New Year. I made Almond Boneless Chicken, Fried Rice and Almond Cookies.
It was good, but there was a bit more fun to have. A friend passed on a few items she had from our own homeschool study with her kids, so today we experimented a bit.
We used a brush, wetting stick and stone to write the Chinese character for guard. I even got out a fan I was given by a co-worker. It was a great way to wrap up our school day and study on China.
(We actually had two fans, one that came with the writing kit and one I had from a coworker–who doesn’t love a fan?!)
What fun studies have you done, hope to do, or helped with in your childs’ class?