Friday, October 23, 2009

United Nations Day- Traveling around the world at the dining table

Tomorrow is United Nations Day. I always remember this date because it is also my birthday. :)
I posted this project a little while ago but I thought that it would be a good project to do if you would like to "celebrate" United Nations Day. If the weather holds up we are going to an international festival this weekend. I love to share my love of other countries and cultures with my boys.

I have been a high school Spanish teacher for six years now. When I was pregnant with D, I took a group of students on a trip to Mexico. (When we starting planning the trip, I was not pregnant. That little surprise happened after it was too late to cancel the trip. I even climbed to the top of a pyramid four months pregnant. :) Anyways, I haven't been on any more trips lately, but I still get the travel magazines from several companies. I always give them to D to look through since they have wonderful pictures of places from around the world. When he was done looking at the last magazine, I cut out the pictures and glued them to a piece of butcher paper to make a table cloth. For each meal, I would ask D where he wanted to eat (China, España, Inglaterra, etc.) and he would put his plate on that place. The pictures made for great conversations all week.


  1. Love your ideas!

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. =) If there is any way that I can encourage you as you consider homeschooling, let me know. I am plugged into a lot of resources I'd be happy to share.

    El Rincon Espanol

  2. oh neat that is such a great idea! I remember getting travel magazines in school as a child too, for a school project, I totally forgot about that, I should get some for my daughter :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I do plan on teaching my daughter languages but so far I haven't been very successful. My second language is French, and my husband's second language is Urdu, and somewhere in there I want to throw in Arabic too! And if I get really ambitious I'd like to learn Vietnamese with my daughter, since I'm half vietnamese. haha. But I'm glad I found your blog and look forward to checking out your techniques :)

  3. This is a great idea! Where do you get the travel magazines from?
    Thank you for your comment on my blog!


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