We started with a game of Croquet out on the lawn, went to Bremen in Germany for a play of The Bremen Town Musicians.
We visited Finland and discussed some of their crazy sporting events like boot throwing, wife carrying and air guitar championships. Then we had our own boot throwing competition. We had a snack from the Netherlands called Hagelslag. With all the cultural traditions and theories we talk about, I make sure to emphasize to the kids that there are many ideas in this world and it is important to be exposed to all of them so you can find your truth to live by and cultivate a respect for other’s beliefs as well. Then we hiked to the creek. When we came back we talked about the British inventor Thomas Newcomen and his steam engine. Then we used steam to power two little boats. Lastly, we did the Russian story “Baba Yaga, The Witch” as a play.