We Went Around the World in 80 Minutes, and We Got Some Great Souvenirs
We had 70 world travelers come to our Tween Scene event! Luckily, Miss Katie Jane and Miss Polly had two volunteer "tourist guides" to help. Thanks, Lori and Emily!
We started the evening rotating through four craft stations, each devoted to a different country. We made candy sushi out of Rice Krispy treats and Froot by the Foot to celebrate Japan. (If you want to make some of your own, here's a tip. It's also great with gummi candy!) We filled egg-shaped necklaces with edible sand (AKA Pixy Stix) to create Russian faberge eggs. We folded origami pinwheels to make working windmills in honor of The Netherlands. And we decorated and filled Mexican pinatas.
After we finished our crafts, we ate some delicious Chinese food from Formosa--chicken fried rice and fortune cookies. And then something terrible happened . . . we ran out of time! We were also supposed to play three games:
1. Down, Down, Down from Australia
2. Diketo from Botswana
3. Tinikling from the Phillipines
We'll have to work them into another program. In the meantime, head to the 900s for great books about the history, culture and customs of countries across the globe.
Stay tuned for information about our next Tween Scene event--Reader's Passport: The 39 Clues!