We built our own ziggurat temple out of old boxes which the kids painted and glued. It was one of our better projects and we kept it for many weeks. We then read about one of the first cities in India, Mohenjo-Daro, and made our own clay bricks to create a miniature dwelling. Moving further east into China we learned about silk, pictograms and rice farming. We added in some additional literature, The Story About Ping and Tikki Tikki Tembo - the younger kids loved these and requested them over and over. We also made some blue and white Ming bowls.
We then moved onto Africa and Miss K made a paper bead necklace which she couldn't resist wearing with our Djembe drum! Then it was my turn - I made an African stew but unfortunately I can't remember where I found the recipe from. I decided to give plantains a go as we read about it in one of the Anansi stories. I've been wanting to try plantain but couldn't justify buying basically a tasteless giant banana for four times the price - I didn't regret it when I tried this recipe!