As I mentioned in my Weekly Wrap-Up, last Friday was our homeschool group’s sixth annual Around the World Day event. It’s a geography fair born of an idea from Hands-On Geography. Each family chooses a country to represent. They spend some learning about their chosen country, then, they put together a display for our event.
Each display contains:
- A presentation board displaying fun facts about the country
- A food and/or drink from the country
- Fact sheets for each family
- Passport stamps for each child
The displays can also contain any of the following or any other ideas a family may have:
Many of the kids (and adults!) come in costume and all the kids bring a passport book to be stamped at each country they visit. The stamps can be stickers representative of the country (we usually make homemade flag stamps on address labels) or ink stamps.
Our attendance was a bit off this year, but we still had a great time (after the initial stress of the day) and all the kid did a fantastic job on their displays, as you can see:
Afghanistan and New Guinea
We always really enjoy Around the World Day, though I’d be lying if I said this year wasn’t really stressful for me and I’d have totally bailed if I hadn’t been the event organizer. I’m glad I was forced to follow through, though. I always enjoy looking back on it, even if the actual event and the preparations for it sometimes stress me.
For more ideas like this or tips on planning an Around the World Day, check out my e-book, Hands-On Learning.