Today's continent box is one of my favorite continents to study -- Africa! I feel a semi-kindred heart for Africa, as we sponsor a child through World Vision who lives in Swaziland, our church is building two orphanages in Uganda, and we have several friends who have adopted internationally from Ethiopia.
So what's in our Africa box?
- books about Africa: Cool Time Song, Timbo Takes Charge, The King and the Tortoise, Look Out Lion Cub, The Rosetta Stone, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain, Anansi the Spider, DK travel book on Egypt. These books were obtained at different places.... Goodwill, a gift from Karen, and through the Imagination Library.
- animal cards, purchased from the Nashville Zoo
-animals --most are toob animals purchased at Michael's and Joann; some were purchased at the local Dollar Tree. A few were picked up in the toy bin at Goodwill.
- a nesting mummy book, purchased at a homeschoolers sale
- landmark cards from Target dollar bins
- animal cards from Dollar Tree
- large image of the pyramids from a cut-up calendar from Michael's
- stamps from Karen at Little Acorns
- money from Zambia and a little wooden zebra from my cousin Jason
- stamp from Swaziland
- pot trivet
... and everything is stored nice and neatly in a Subway bag (I missed getting the Egyptian one, so this gorilla bag was the next best choice) and a tin with Egyptian looking items on the outside.
Honey at Mondorfment hosted a swap earlier this year, and I received some neat African things from Aly and from Amanda.
From Aly at The Power of Two...
- 2 wooden animals
- a Nefertiti bust (love this!!! can't wait for us to build a pyramid in the near future just to house this!)
- swatches of fabric for matching (aren't they cool??? I can't wait to make an activity with this!)
- drawing of 2 indigenous people
- pictures of where she traveled to Africa
- 2 masks -- one decorated, and one for us to decorate
- 3 wooden animals
- Egyptian jasmine
So, what's in your African continent box?
... and don't forget that tomorrow we'll be traveling to Europe!