We have just finished our study on Mexico. Since we have been using My Father’s World this year for homeschool, the kids are really learning a lot about different countries and cultures.
There were several things that we did during our study that I thought I would share with you. You don’t have to buy an expensive school program. You can use ideas like the ones below to create your own Mexico Unit Study for homeschool.
During our study on Mexico, we made string art which we found out is a very BIG thing in Mexico. They do many different art projects this way. The kids had a great time creating their own masterpieces.
String art is really easy. You just have your kids draw out their pictures on a piece of construction paper. Robert chose to make a fish and Kayla chose to make a butterfly.
Once they have drawn out their creation, then take Elmer’s Glue and trace along the drawing. Place your string on top of the glue and allow it to dry. Voila — string art!
We also made tissue paper flowers. These were super easy and was a definite plus to our Mexican themed study.
Making tissue paper flowers are really easy. Simply gather several sheets of tissue paper and cut them into a square. The bigger the square, the bigger the flower.
If you want a multi colored flower, then just alternate your layers with different colors. Once you do that, fold your sheets like an accordian fan. Take a pipe cleaner and place in the middle and secure it (like it is the middle of the flower).
Afterwards, just start pulling up each sheet of tissue paper and fluffing until you have a puffy flower.
They always love goof off for the camera.
The Mexican people use these to decorate for fiestas. Since we made the flowers, we decided that at the end of our study we would put our own fiesta on. Kayla of course is my decorator, so she took care of getting our schoolroom transformed in to our Fiesta party.
Prepare a Mexican Feast
Once the decorations were hung, Kayla and I got to work preparing our Mexican feast! We made homemade tortilla chips which are so easy to make–use corn tortillas, cut them into triangles and then fry them–YUM!
We had a great time studying Mexico! Next week, we are hopping a plane and heading to Canada! I can’t wait to see what’s in store when we land there!