|We decided to read Madeline in London in conjunction|
with the 2012 Summer Olympics that kicked off
on July 27 in London, England.
|This was a fun time to get out our world map. We put a pin |
where we live in Missouri...
|...a pin in Paris where Madeline lives, and a pin in London|
where Madeline visited and where the 2012 Summer Olympics
|Look how far apart they are--that's a lot of ocean!|
|We made torches and watched live streaming of athletes|
running the torch. (We got the awesome torch craft from here.)
|Another fun thing we did was to turn on |
the London clock on my phone, so while
we watched the Olympic games we
always knew what time it was in London.
|Talking about the Olympics got us into an international theme|
for a while, and I hosted a Spanish Summer Camp, so we
read a lot of Spanish and bilingual books!
|Keeping with the international theme,|
we attended the Ethnic Enrichment Festival
put on by the Ethnic Enrichment Commission
of Kansas City.
|It was so perfect, after watching the Opening and Closing |
Ceremonies of the Olympics, to see all the flags flying from
different countries around the world. Do you know which
country this flag is represents?
|Big Stuff got to do some face painting in the Children's World|
of the festival.
See what we did with apples and pumpkins in the next post about September & October!