There is only one week left to put together your discovery boxes for The Little Book Adventure: Project #8- Explore the World Through Picture Books.
If you’re having trouble finding or deciding what to put inside your discovery boxes, you’ll find a wonderful list of ideas and inspirations below.
I can’t take the credit for finding all of these resources. Most of the online hunting was done by one of our wonderful Facebook followers, Jodie McAlister. Natalie Cooper also found the wonderful book list at Delightful Children’s Books.
Feel free to add any other resources you have found to the list.
These two wonderful websites are dedicated to encouraging an awareness of global citizenship:
Global Kids Oz: For wonderful information and articles, and a whole host of interesting and multicultural products for homes and classrooms (including books, games, toys, music and art)
Kid World Citizen : For information, books recommendations and craft activities.
Delightful Children’s Books- Read Around the World Series, including books lists by region.
COUNTRY FLAGS AND STAMPS:
Passionate Home Making: Passports, flags and stamps
The Crafty Classroom: Make your own country stamps for passports
Mr.Printables: World flag bunting
Colouring Castle: Flag colouring pages
Mr Printables: Flash Cards for Spanish and French
Satori Smiles: Pretend passport printable
Angel Street Mom: Pages for pretend Reading Passports
Passionate Home Making: Template for passports, flags and stamps
I Do It Yourself: Printable boarding pass invitation
Social Salutations: Printable boarding pass invitation.
CULTURAL PAPER DOLLS:
Education.com: Paper Dolls for 27 countries.
Angel Street Mom: Paper Dolls for China, Italy and Mexico
Made by Joel: Paper City Printables for Paris and Sydney
STORYTELLING IN OTHER LANGUAGES:
The Little Big Book Club has produced books, DVDs and videos that feature the story, Wilbur, being read in a number of languages:
- You can watch some of the videos on YouTube
- You can purchase the products from The Little Big Book Club
CITY GUIDES FOR CHILDREN:
Zig Zag City Guides: These cards can be purchased for Rome, San Fransisco and Paris
INSPIRATION FROM OTHER BLOGGERS:
The Crafty Crow: Crafts from Around the World.
Mama Smiles: Exploring Geography, featuring posts and activity ideas for over 20 countries.
Glittering Muffins: Around the World in 12 Dishes
Counting Coconuts: Continent Bags- Ideas for what to put inside your discovery boxes
Mama Smiles: Exploring Thailand
Mama Smiles: Exploring Paris- Picture Book Travel
The Good Long Road: Diego Riviera and Mural Painting
Toddler Approved: 4 Simple Ways to Expose Kids to Global Cultures
The Good Long Road: Hush! Thai Lullaby Storytelling Board
Famiglia and Seoul: Korean Cinderella
Mama Smiles: Felt Map of the World
Train Up a Child As We Go: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World