I know I have been a little Lazy at posting lately ( I’m not going to blame the pregnancy or the fact that I’m getting ready to move across Iowa) But then again I will 🙂
I am going to pull some crafts to share from my other ( older) site I manage, which is CultureCottage.com Which I hope to bring to ” Blog” form someday.
Here are some ” Cultural” Craft Ideas to help your pupils learn about Italy.
The Leaning tower of Pisa!
( Here is a leaning tower of Pisa made from Craft foam, a hot glue gun and decorated with a Sharpie)
You can easily turn this into a history lesson!
Much of our ” Coffee Culture” in the United States, specifically our ” Starbucks” is influenced by The Coffee in Italy. In Italy, business men and women head down to the Coffee bar around mid morning and literally take shots of espresso. Also, many of the fancy names we have for our coffee drinks in the U.S comes from Italy.
Here are some Coffee Crafts! kids can learn about Coffee drinks, and use these to learn and play imagination with them afterwards. Just get creative with the fun foam. ( afterwards, you might feel the need to take a trip to get a REAL Cappuccino!)
Make a Gondola Boat and Rower!
The Gondola is the traditional boat rower that used to be very prevelant in Venice. Although nowadays, these boats are mainly used for romantic site seeing!