17 April 2008

Flags of the World - My Family Room/Homeschool Area

It's starting to look like we'll never get to our boxed Social Studies curriculum again. Our Flat Stanleys are travelling the world and we keep reading books about the areas they travel. We do crafts and activities to get a little idea of how people live in other places. Recently, I checked out a book about flags because I got tired of being unable to answer their questions about what the flag of Kenya looks like or why there are stars on some flags and not others, and what all the colours mean. I thought the boys would just look at the book and put it away, but no. They had to draw flags every chance they got. I finally cut papers into quarters and had them make all the flags a uniform size so that we could display them properly. What you can't see is that on the back, each country name is labelled.

9 comments:

  1. I love the flags, the boys are doing a great job!

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  2. Oh that is just great.. I really liked all the different flags when I was in primary school.. the boys have done a really good job..
    cheers kim..

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  3. Sometimes the best lessons are the ones you do that are not from a box. It sounds like they are learning quite a bit.

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  4. What a neat way to study Geography. Thanks for participating on the first day of this new meme.

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  5. Love your blog intoduction; & here I was thiking everyone was a figment of my imaginayion!

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  6. My kids love to take something and run with it--sounds like yours do too. :)

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  7. How cool! My ds is studying European countries and draws a flag for each one...now we have a neat idea for displaying them all! Thanks.

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