We have now left South America and have journeyed to the land of Red. Bold, rich and full of power! Literally, we could spend weeks learning about China, months, in fact. Instead, we’re packing in thousands of years of history and culture into one short week.
So today, we quickly got started and dove into our week, excited and ready to learn! We spun the globe to China and noticed its placement near Bangladesh and Japan.
I found a great, easy flag craft from http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/worldcraftscountriesflagscraftsideaskids.html.
We glued red tissue paper on to cardstock using q-tips and glue. It actually would have been much easier to just put glue all over the cardstock and then add the paper, but we learned the hard way. Next time.
While the glue was drying we went online to www.showhope.org and watched a video about Maria’s Big House of Hope, a hospital specifically made to help orphans who have medical needs-in honor of Maria Chapman. The hospital is located in Luoyang, China, so we went back to our create room, found Luoyang on our map and drew a Big House on our maps of China.
While the kids did the craft and colored, we learned this week’s Bible verse.
For as high as the heavens are above
so great is his love for those who
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our sins from us.
Then, the kids put gold glitter glue on large yellow stars and placed the large stars, along with four gold sticker stars on to the dried tissue paper.
There’s much, much more to come this week but that’s it for today.