Pull out a map/globe (IRL or on computer) and talk about this amazing tool. What is a globe/map? What does it show us? Where do we live? Where does our family live? (Get dot stickers for them to put on those spots) How do we get to different countries? How does food etc travel?
Gather all the books about other countries - put into a special 'book bin' for the week. Read 'oh the places you will go' by Dr Seuss. Try get hold of the book 'Where Sloth?'.
Song: Where are you from?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6A2EFkjXq4
This week is all about adventure. Let’s choose two countries and make an obstacle course to get there. Each kid gets a turn to create the course. Keep changing it up if they start to get bored but you think it can still last longer.
SCAVENGER HUNT (OUTDOOR ACTIVE)
Get your first stamp
Either print out something from below or make your own. You can use your own stickers (flowers, cars, people, letters) to build your own for example, not just drawing each item.
Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the selection below:
Make a Passport
What is a passport? Show them their real passports? We are going to make our own special passport for this week. As we ‘travel’ to different places, take your passport with you to different places and get a stamp. If you don’t have a printer, make your own with inspiration from the below.
Pack a Suitcase
Imagine we are going to a country for a holiday/to visit family. Get a suitcase, think of all the things you might need. And the kids go around the house and pack. Can be free-flow or make a list and the kids tick it off as they go.
Add a 'going on the plane' imagination game, building a plan with chairs/pillows.
Route on the Floor
Using any tape you have, make a route with zig zag lines and other. Walk along the lines. Then walk and take the suitcase on the lines. Then walk, with suitcase, and holding a baby toy. Keep adding things as much as your kids are into it. Then bring out all the vehicle toys (planes, cars, boats) and line up all vehicles on the tape.