Multicultural School Festival with Food and Crafts

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My daughter’s class had a multicultural festival today.  All the kids brought in food from their culture…

There were samosas from India…

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Pierogies from Russia…

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Jumu "Haitian" Soup…

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That’s only naming a few of the delicious dishes! 

Some kids brought in crafts and activities from their culture…

Swedish Paper Heart Ornaments are made in Sweden (and Denmark).  They hang them on the tree.

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The ornaments are made by weaving two pieces of thick paper together.

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Double happiness signs that are popular in China for weddings were made at the festival today.  Below you can see the double happiness sign. 

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Half of the pattern was made on folded red paper.  The paper was folded to have four sides.  The kids cut out the pattern…

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Orange sachets from China were made out of orange peels… The peels are usually broken into small pieces and baked in a low oven first to dry them out.  After they cool off, put them in a bowl…

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Then let the kids scoop a spoonful of peels into a piece of organza fabric and tie it closed with a piece of ribbon.  It smells great!

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It’s fun for adults and kids alike to learn about new dishes and crafts from around the world!

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If you’d like to share any multicultural activities that you enjoy, feel free to in the comments below or by emailing me at lisa@mamalisa.com.

Cheers!

Mama Lisa

This article was posted on Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 7:57 pm and is filed under Childhood Food Memories, China, Christmas, Cooking with Kids, Countries & Cultures, Crafts, Customs and Traditions, Double Happiness Symbol in China, Games Around the World, Germany, Holidays Around the World, Orange Peel Sachets, Parenting, Pebernodder Cookie Game, Sweden, Swedish Paper Hearts, USA, Weddings. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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