The equator is an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°. Although there are continents and some countries that are in both the eastern hemisphere and the western hemisphere Ecuador takes pride in having a Middle of the World Monument in Quito.
This is a super easy craft to do with kids of any age. All you need are some wooden spoons, skull wooden cut-outs and white spray paint (Note to self: use white paint instead or matte spray), and permanent markers. Read More…
July 28 marks Peru’s Independence Day also known as Las Fiestas Patrias. To celebrate this day, I am honored to share with you a lovely essay from my friend, and author Mariana Llanos. It’s a short essay on her love for Peru.
You will also find some quick historical facts, and activities to do with your kids for Peru’s Independence Day.
On July 6, 1907 Frida Kahlo was born. She’s considered one of Mexico’s greatest painters, and she was well known for her self-portraits. Her story although tragic is one of overcoming personal struggles. She was an activist and married fellow painter Diego Rivera. Today many celebrate her as a feminist icon.
Many of her paintings revolve around her life so I would suggest you take a look at her paintings before sharing with kids. Luckily, I found these Spanish videos that are appropriate for kids.
Summer is here, and it’s the perfect season to make paletas with your kids!
Here at home, on New Year’s Eve, little one would crash way before midnight. Hubby, and I will stay up to watch the Times Square New Years Eve Ball Drop on TV, give each other a kiss, and give our sleeping child a kiss too, then we’re off to bed.
Last year, we were in Puerto Rico but little man was out by midnight. The year before that I had a New Year’s Eve at noon party for kids.
We also counted down the New Years with this fun video below:
This year we are home, and we’ll probably do the same as years past. Watch TV, and then crash. On the following day we’ll eat a Traditional New Years Day Meal.
In the meantime, I will enjoy these New Years Global Traditions with ideas for kids, books, and more!
New Year is Coming to Town by Russian Step by Step Children
Everything You Wanted to Know about Grandfather Frost by Russian Step by Step Children
Happy New Year: Scheveningen and Oliebollen by Expat Life (With a Double Buggy)
New Year’s Eve Traditions In Ecuador by Hispanic Mama
Happy Yennayer 2966 (2016) by A Crafty Arab
New Year’s Eve in Mexico by Kid World Citizen
Celebrating New Years with Kids by Mama Smiles
All Done Monkey shares Kid-Friendly New Year’s Traditions from Around the World with a Free Printable!
Looking for children’s books for New Years? What Do We Do All Day has an amazing list!
Hope you have a wonderful 2017!
- JewishKids.Org has tons of games, songs, videos, and recipes to celebrate Hanukkah.
- Activity Village has coloring pages, and craft ideas.
- Enchanted Learning has spelling and writing activities, and a Chanukah Dreidel Activity Book printable book.
- We love Scholastic’s interactive slide shows with audio on Hanukkah.
- Kids Activities has instructions on how to make your own Hanukkah menorah.
- Little Passports has Israel in their world subscription. This package includes: a letter from Sam and Sophia, a wooden dreidel, an activity sheet for the country, a picture from the country, a passport stamp, a map marker, and a sticker for the suitcase.
- YouTube videos are also a wonderful resource to learn about the The Story of Hanukkah.
- 8×10 picture frame
- a rangoli print
- a bag of assorted color half marbles
- colored glue (white glue with a few drops of food coloring)
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