So far we only did the Italy geobox, the children get tired after school and while they ask for school to happen at home, it ends up with them not really into it despite their best effort. So, it all went in hibernation till Summer.
However, there is a bit of twist to make all this even more interesting. Before we start a geobox, the children will receive a boarding pass. It is an exciting way to pique their interest. At the end of that study unit, they will get a stamp on their passports (we have our own version which I did myself).
While doing a particular country, we will cook traditional food of that place, watch movies if available, listen to music, look at art, read books and do crafts/activities all related to that country.
The children saw me setting up the lapbooks related to the countries we will be doing next and are anxious to start. Looking forward myself to next month so our school can re start!
While we always had a nature table, it kind of some how did not remind us of the changing seasons.
I learned about season tables on the book All year round. Loved the idea and started them in Lent. It has been a great success and pictured more our moods and the seasons.
Our Spring table has an Easter garden which was a tomb scene originally. The grass grew and we have a fairy lving there and a couple chicks. A felted butterfly is flying overhead and flowers are blooming. Would love to have a small tree with eggs hanging next time and a rabbit. They are still in the process of being felted. Next to it there is our candle and the crown of thorns now all thorns taken out on good deeds and instead full with flowers; a small pom pom rabbit gifted by Maya’s teacher is also next to it.
Lent at our house is looking like this.
The path of the caterpillar which in the last wek of Lent will become a pupa, is showing us both a count down to Easter and the transformative change for rebirth that happened through Christ’s death.
The Jesus tree, gives us daily Bible readings to help us in this journey.
The seasonal table helps us to remember even more where we are at the moment.
All this is then combined with daily activities to focus more on Lent and its meaning.