Around the World Day is an idea that I got from the book, Hands-on Geography and an event that our homeschool group has enjoyed for the last five years. It’s a geography fair in which each participating family represents a different country. It’s easy to plan your own.
Each family should prepare a display containing as many of the following suggestions from or about your chosen country as you’d like:
- costumes (the kids love this part!)
- Power Point presentation
We always use a tri-fold presentation board on our table featuring some highlights of what we’ve learned. In addition to the possibilities above, each family should provide the following:
- a “passport” for each child to have stamped at each country visited
- passport stamps*
- a Fact Sheet about your country to give to each family who visits your booth
- a labeled main dish, side dish, dessert or snacks using recipes from your chosen country
*The passport stamps can be anything representative of your country that can be stuck or stamped into the kids’ passports such as the country’s flag printed on mailing labels, stickers, ink stamps.
I hope these ideas have helped in planning your group’s own Around the World Day. Happy traveling!
photo by smellyknees
Kris has returned from her world travels via her homeschool group’s Around the World Day and can now be found blogging at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.