Russian Activities and Fireworks

Topic: Conqueror

January 20-24

Workshop Activities

1. Craft - Monomakh's Cap

2. Key Points - Conquorers

3. Collaborative – Russian Landmarks

4. Language Arts – Terrible or Awesome? - Adjectives activity

5. Math/Logic – Logic Puzzles

6. Character Connection – Heroes Vs. Villains

7. Big Activity - Ballet

8. Movement - Edible/Inedible – Russian children’s game

Minecraft Activities

  1. Russian numbers game

  2. Russian game of cat and mouse

  3. Acrostic poems about Russia

  4. Build challenge: Russian church or mosque

Upcoming Events

  • Park Days at Santa Ana Zoo: https://www.facebook.com/events/479026312918466/

  • Disneyland meetup: January 31 – Explorers: https://www.facebook.com/events/438347327015581/

  • 2/19 Revolutionary Celebration

Fireworks

Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Read a book about Russia: http://www.travelforkids.com/Funtodo/Russia/russia.htm

  • Do some free Russian games and activities: http://www.wartgames.com/themes/countries/russia.html

  • Play Kolejka/Queue: The Board Game.

  • Write a story of Russia: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/russia-story-paper

  • Design your own Russian mosque or church.

  • Do a tundra experiment: http://www.missmaggie.org/mission5_parts/eng/teaching/land_no_trees.html

  • Do some logic puzzles: http://www.aplusclick.com/wordproblems.htm

  • Learn more about the area in which you live. What governments have claimed ownership of this area throughout time? Make a flow chart to illustrate the transfer of ownership as far back as you can find information for.

  • Make a Russian Easter egg.

  • Pretend you got to visit Ivan the Terrible. What questions would you ask him? How do you think he would respond? Write this conversaion.

  • Make a fan deck of the flora & fauna of Russia.

  • Create a travel brochure to entice people to visit Russia (brochure paper)

  • Russian architecture craft: http://www.pbs.org/weta/faceofrussia/reference/lesson2.html

  • Russia has been called a country of contrasts. Identify what some of those contrasts are.

  • Experience the art and math of Russian architecture: http://www.theeducatorsspinonit.com/2012/05/learning-with-art-and-math-about.html