Create Your Own Cultural Feast
Erin Lee and her family have a great tradition- every summer they choose a country to learn about.
The final project is a cultural feast and celebration that others can enjoy. This great educational idea helps their family to learn and get excited about learning!
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Country Selection: Food
First, they choose a country.
They talk to the kids to get ideas, and they also try the food to make sure their kids like the food from that country.
They go to restaurants to make sure they enjoy the food before they narrow down their selection. Knowing that your kids will enjoy the food from that country makes the feast a lot more fun.
Erin says that there have been many dishes that they thought the kids wouldn’t like, but the kids have surprised them by really enjoying new foods.
Then they go to the library and find books that are kid friendly about that country.
Because her kids are young, Erin plays a large role in helping with the research and helps to teach her children how to narrow down the information and find things that are important.
Her kids are very excited about it and feel a sense of pride. This continues, and they still get excited when they see things from “their” country.
It doesn’t take a lot of motivation to get them to do the research because they are so excited about this feast. Doing this project together is