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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Our Olympic Ideas to Share.........
Of course we are late in sharing our brainstorming ideas but here they are anyway~
Themes are nothing in our home without the required dressing up as a particular person or representing anything......and so each of the children choose a country to study and then researched the traditional clothing for that country and tried to replicate this.
* obviously choose a country to learn about and to cheer for.
* make a flag for the country of your choice to barrack with
* research about the country and record your information
* choose a national dish both main and desert and we will attempt to cook it
* dress in national dress for the opening ceremony and have flag ready
I was so pleased the children showed hospitality to the priests while we were out and asked them in for coffee and a chat. Father John explained to Father Augustine that we home educate our children and then suggested to the children they make Father Augustine a Nigerian flag.
Of course the children were thrilled at the idea, but it was Rogan who was most keen to make it. Not only did her make one for Father Augustine but made the Lithuanian flag for Father John whose parents immigrated from there. We took them to Mass on the Sunday and Father John was so thrilled that he was thought of too.
*research the history of the Olympic Games
* make a map of London and where the events are being held
*read Asterix at the Olypic Games
* keep track of medals for both Australia and your favorite country
* watch what we can of the games
* Play these games for Tiny Time Games to print, cut and play
* make and obstacle course using the sports as the challenges
* make Olympic rings out of clay or sculpy
* make the Olympic flag using calico and then draw on with crayon and set with a hot iron
Blessings to you and your homes,