Barefoot in Suburbia

Homeschooling & Special Needs, Inspired by the Montessori Way

Around the World, Brazil February 2, 2011

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This was our last week on our month long Brazil unit (coming up….Japan!).  The kids loved this week because it was the week of the crafts.  Next month, I’ll have to figure out more crafts and have a new one out this week, because obviously crafting is a fun way to learn about everything for little ones!

The map of Brazil that the kids colored

Carnival de Rio is one of the major celebrations in Brazil (very similar to New Orleans' Mardi Gras). And of course, sparkly over-the-top headwear is a pretty big occurance during Carnival. So, for their monthly craft, the kids glued feathers and sequins onto paper Carnival hats!

Look how careful and meticulous Bug and Monkey were about their feathers! (Jedi also made a hat too, but he didn't start making his until later that day, when the camera was already put away)

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One Response to “Around the World, Brazil”

  1. Hi. I´m from Brasil. I´m a stay at home mom, with 2 kids. You can show your kids a little more about what brasilians kids doo through my blog, there are plenty of pictures os my kids playing and making toys.
    I came here to tell you about one of our favorite cakes: BANANA CAKE. it´s very easy to make and the kids love to help smaching the bananas!!!
    : Mix 4 mashed bananas (with a fork) with a cup of suggar, a pinch of salt, 1 / 2 cup butter and 2 eggs. Add 2 cups flour and 1 tablespoon of baking powder and mix well. Place in pan that´s been greased and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top. Bake in preheated oven + or- 200 ° C, and 40 minutes (but depends on the stove, be careful!). Sooo delicious!
    Have fun! Oh! If you´d like I can send you an envelpoe with post cards from here! I live in the south od Brasil, where it´s cold but it doesn´t snow. 🙂
    love, gisele


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