We spent some time learning around India. Again, I made a “cheat sheet” for Anna with 9 “famous things about India”. The obvious movie choice was The Jungle Book, but Anna was not in the least interested in watching it. She finds all Disney movies too intense. Instead she opted to read an original unabridged Jungle Book by herself. Her favorite books out of the ones below were Mama’s Saris and Finders Keepers. We made Chicken Curry and tried coconut juice. We also watched some YouTube clips of Indian dancing from Bollywood movies. I had more ideas in mind, but Anna was clearly losing interest, so I will keep them for our repeat visit to India next year. One fact that Anna unexpectedly found interesting is that India, just like America, was a British colony and fought to gain its independence. It was a good coincidence to study India directly after our virtual visit to UK.
Anna was not interested in any Indian crafts or coloring pages, but strangely she quite likes “follow instructions” maps from Enchanted Learning (we have membership for that site) and is able to do them independently. I also used a great idea of Christy from Superheroes and Princesses. I printed a map of India and asked Anna to draw things that came from India on this map. At first she was reluctant, but eventually she really got into it into it. I don’t have the end result shot at the point of writing this post, but it’s now in our geography album, so perhaps I will photograph it and update the post later.