We started with our China flags, painted on paper plates with red (it is red, not pink) and yellow:
After we washed the paint off our hands (the bathroom looked a little like a crime scene) we traced our hands onto our Great Wall of China banners:
Finally, we built a Great Wall of China out of sugar cubes, icing, and marshmallows! We had lots of fun getting sticky with this tasty craft (though the kids were told NOT to eat the sugar cubes!).
While the kids worked on their wall, they requested I read them a story about the Great Wall of China. We read, "You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Great Wall of China", by Jacqueline Morley.
After our walls were built, we played a "get to know you" game with question balloons. Two balloons were covered with questions written in permanent marker. Everyone passed each other the balloon, and wherever their thumb ended up, they had to answer that question. Some of the questions were, "If you had a million dollars, what would you do?" or "What is one thing you could do to make the world a better place", and even, "What is one thing you would take with you to a desert island?" Lots of giggles were had with this game!
Next week, we explore the Great Pyramids of Egypt!