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Feast on Mexican Food

Set a dinner table with bright colors, flowers and Mexican food. Start with a quesadilla or cheese crisp. Kids can help make a very simple version of this. Grate cheddar cheese onto a flour tortilla and heat it to melt the cheese. The easiest way to heat this is to put it in the microwave for a minute or two until the cheese melts. For a crisp tortilla, heat it in the oven and spread a little butter over the tortilla before adding the cheese. Cut the tortilla into pie shaped pieces and spread a little salsa on top. Have a snack of sliced  sweet bell peppers in green, red, yellow and orange.


Make Fiesta Flowers

 

Place four sheets of brightly colored tissue paper on top of one another. Fold them in half lengthwise and accordion fold them. (see figures a & b.)

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Cut the folded edge so that it opens. 

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Pinch together in the center and hold with a piece of wire or twist-tie. Open and separate the folds to make it look like a flower. Add wire stems and wrap them with floral tape.


Make Ojos de Dios

Cinco de Mayo

May 5

 

If you live in the Southwest, such as Arizona, California, New Mexico or Texas, there will probably be opportunities to attend a local fiesta in honor of the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Fiestas are are colorful, music filled and fun. Enjoy some Mexican food. Make some fiesta tissue paper flowers. Click for directions.

    Make Ojos de Dios (God's Eyes). Take two craft sticks and cross one over the other. Take a piece of bright colored yarn and tie the sticks together in the middle. Wind the yarn around the sticks, going behind one and then looped around it, then behind the next one and looped around it again. Repeat the sequence until the sticks are filled with wrapped yarn. You can change colors by tying a new piece of yarn to the old and continue wrapping. For a final touch, yarn tassels can be added on the ends of each stick.


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A Celebration of India

 

 

A tradition that we established in our family was that of letting our children choose countries, cities, or cultures that they wanted to discover. This was a great way to have fun during the summer and keep everyone in "learning mode" even though they weren't in school. We would choose one culture for each month and learn as much as we could about it. At the end of the month, we would have a special dinner where we served food associated with the country or culture, decorated the table for the occasion and played games and participated in activities that were relevant to the place that we studied.

 

 For example, we once had a dinner that featured India. We found a piece of fabric that looked like it was from India and used it for a tablecloth. Then we set the table with flowers, a bowl with water and flower tops where we floated Dwali lights (candles), and we had a little decoration from India that featured three elephants holding a clear glass marble. To top the decorations off we added a brass vase and brass candle holders. Then everyone helped make chapatis (a type of flat bread) and a selection of food items to put on them. (Recipes were adjusted so I was pretty sure my children would eat and enjoy the food.) Then we read some of Rudyard Kipling's stories such as "Elephant's Child" and we played a game of Parcheesi and made hand shadows. You could even sit on the floor and have the meal on a low table. The kids can get busy doing some research about the country you choose so that everyone can learn something new. I learned many things myself in the process of teaching my kids.


Caribbean Day

July 5th

 

Have an Island Picnic

 

Have an Island picnic. make a creative centerpiece from fruits and vegetables. (This example was made by a 10 year old girl who used carrots and bell peppers to make the palm trees, a hollowed-out piece of pineapple for a hut and a slice of orange for a canoe with a carrot lice for a paddle and a cucumber shark in the water. The water is made from blue Jell-O and the white sand is sugar.)

 

For a simple picnic, focus on fruit salad with some grilled meats and tropical beverages.

 

Check out this Caribbean Children's Story:

Jonah, the Mouse and the Goat

A Caribbean tale for children

by Fangette Willet


 

 


I Got the GIGGLES

Poetry was written from child's point of view!

by Phyllis Karow-Trella


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The Old Hogan

A book about the changing culture of Native Americans

A Navajo story

By Margaret Kahn Garaway

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ASHKII and his Grandfather

ASHKII y el Abuelo

A Spanish/English book about a Navajo boy and his grandfather

by Margaret Kahn Garaway


Jonah, the Mouse and the Goat

A Caribbean tale for children

by Fangette Willet


The Boy Who Found Hashem

A Jewish Children's Story

by Fangette Willett


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Following Their Westward Star

An Oral History of Arizona's Verde Valley

by F. Ruth Jordan


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