Okay, so if you’ve been following our blog, you may have noticed that we already “slightly” covered Wales, or that my mom technically taught the kids about the UK during my actual trip to Uganda.
Well, initially when I planned our A-Z country list, Western Sahara was the only country listed for “W”. As it turns out, the fact that Western Sahara is a country is a bit questionable and it can almost be considered part of Morocco. Since we already had a fabulous week in Morocco and I had to miss the UK fun, AND, since Cardiff’s name did come from Wales, I thought we would just venture back and go a little deeper into this dragon-flagged nation.
Venturing west and north from Vietnam, we arrived in mountainous, sheep speckled, valley-filled Wales, with coasts bordering the west and England bordering the east. I am super excited to be here! In my real-life, non virtual travels, I have been many times to England, even visiting Scotland and Ireland as well, but never Wales.
After our brief geography lesson, we went right into art, dragon art in fact, which might have been more fun for me than it was for the kids. Doing a search for “dragon”, I found a directed art lesson on one of my all-time favorite art teacher blogs.
The flag of Wales is of a bright red dragon with a background of two horizontal lines, the top being white and the bottom green. This art project was technically meant to look like the Welsh flag, but I let the kids choose their colors and have fun with it. Also, in the Welsh flag, the dragon faces the other way….oops!
With dragons and castles and music and more….there are lots of fun possibilities this week in Wales!
In honor of Cardiff, we are learning his life verse this week:
The LORD is my rock, my fortress
and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take
my shield and the horn of my salvation.
2 Samuel 22:2