Next stop: United States!
OK – so this isn’t technically a trip for us. We live here. But it technically is the most challenging country to condense in a short trip, because there are a zillion activities we could be doing.
Flag. Three years ago, we made a fun July 4th lapbook and my favorite US flag craft:
I didn’t want to replicate the same design, so I gave Esmé a simple US dot art flag printable to work on…
Which she quickly made into her own design:
Food. What’s more American than hot dogs?! With a side of baked beans and potato salad?
Since Esmé said she’d boycott the apple pie, we went with pumpkin instead. After all, Thanksgiving is a totally American holiday…
Craft. There were a zillion ideas that crossed my mind, but I decided none was as American as this, the bald eagle…
To start with, we gathered supplies: two brown lunch bags, a piece of white construction paper, a pencil, a yellow and a brown marker, scissors and tape (or glue).
I cut eagle wings from one of the brown bags and tail feathers from the white paper. Esmé was responsible for the eagle head – using white paper, coloring the yellow beak, and texturizing by cutting a small fringe around it. I think she did a fabulous job!
Once it was all glued together (we taped the tail feathers so they could go in either direction), Esmé created “texture” with a brown marker all over the front of the eagle and its wings.
And here it is, ready for flight!
And that concludes our U.S. expedition! I think we’re heading across the ocean next – but which one?!
“Carrying the cross was too hard for Jesus. But He can carry the world in His hands. That means the cross is much bigger than the world!” ~Esmé, age 4