Whether you are lucky enough to travel all over the world with your children or you are doing it like me(from your home) it is so wonderful seeing and learning about new places. In fact we started our journey a year ago you can check it out here.
If you haven’t read any of Mary Pope Osborne’s books, I highly recommend them. She incorporates a lot of real facts into her magical tales of Jack and Annie’s adventures. Pair it with a Fact Tracker and you have a unit study in the making. I hope you enjoy seeing how we traveled around China in this part 1 of our Asia Study.
We started off this fabulous Continent Unit Study of Asia with reading one of our favorite Book Series.
You can’t visit China without checking out The Great Wall of China. After watching a video about it online, we set out to make our own version.
The Great Rice Krispie Wall of China.
As you can see this was a big hit. The boys love making things they can eat, and if you’ve never had rice krispie treats they are a must try. Yummy treat! The recipe is on the box of the Rice Krispie cereal.
I was lucky enough to find a bunch of the Highlights Top Secret Guide books on sale and snagged them up. They are such good books, filled with tons of info. We read through our China book and learned several new words in Chinese. We also learned about their festivals, trade, fishing, animals, and history.
To top off a great week in China, we had to get Chinese food and eat with chopsticks. The boys tried all of the sauces and did a great job with their chopsticks. I was totally impressed.
Even Miss Bells ate Chinese with chopsticks.
Wasn’t that fun??? We had a blast, and are now on our way to Japan.
Zài jiàn (Good-bye/See you again)
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Studying the Flags was easy thanks to Homeschool Creations Asia printables. Even Bells got in on the learning.