25 February 2010

Photo Friday #20



Oh, just a little something that my designer buddies and I have been working on for the past 4 years. And I've been lucky enough to be a bit of a tourist in my home town for the past week, to take some of it in. Here are a just a few thumbnails of some of the things we've been up to.

Hope you are enjoying the Games! Only 3 more days left.

For other travel pics, check out my favourite family travel site Delicious Baby. Or go there to share your travel photos on Fridays too.

23 February 2010

Flags of Nations

OLYMPIC ACTIVITY
I'm back. And happily finding more time now to enjoy the Games AND to enjoy my family. On the weekend we had a couple of good friends over to watch a Hockey match [Canada v. USA] and Spud kept himself pretty busy for the first two periods, making flags.

He has a particular fascination with Chinese Taipei at the moment, for some reason, so that's what he started with.



And here a but a few of the others he managed to bust out.




MATERIALS
Paper
Crayons
Straws
Scissors
Staples or Tape
Plasticine [for the base of the flag pole]
And a good visual cheat sheet, of sorts, is also important. We happened to have a little booklet with all the flags of the participating countries of these Olympic Winter Games. Kids Yahoo has a good reference site for nations flags also.



THE PLUSES!
· Questions and learning about other countries arise naturally
· Fine motor skill practice ... colouring, cutting, and stapling
· And we got to watch most of the game!
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