As I was researching Iceland I learned a few things, primarily they eat a lot of fish, and there is not much info out there on Iceland for kids. Practically none.
Iceland for kids: Go fish craft
Directions for Iceland craft
1. Cut out something vaguely resembling a fish from the fun foam. Bemoan the fact in your head they do not look anywhere near as cute as the ones from the post you saw. Laugh as your kids happily create 200 fish blobs.
2. Glue on sequins for some bling. In the inspiration post they were supposed to represent ice. I don’t think bright pink is very ice like. When the glue is dry flip over the fish and glue on paper clips. It may take several hours for the glue to dry, there were a lot of sequins.
3. Tie about 9 inches or so of yarn onto the end of the matchsticks. Then stick the magnet to the other end of yarn.
4. Stuff about 200 fish into your empty altoid tin. It’d be cuter if you decorated it, but that would slow down the kids ability to play with the game. Laugh as they disappear with said game, and entertain themselves for minutes on end.
Attempt to get as many fish onto your “hook” as you can at one time while your sister screams you’re cheating, and that’s not fair.
Oh wait that last part may be optional.
Iceland for kids: Icelandic Pepper Cookies
Recipe vaguely inspired by Icelandic Pepper Cookies, vaguely because I was out of supplies.
1 1/4 cup softened butter (or microwave it just before mixing, same thing right?)
1 1/4 cup of
white sugar honey
light corn syrup maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt used salted butter which we accidentally bought
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons cloves
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
So let’s pretend I did anything remotely right with this recipe and they turned out wonderful.
Instead it went like this:
Uh oh, no sugar, desperate call to baking friend, no answer, google sugar substitutes, use honey
Where’s my brand new jar of corn syrup? NOWHERE, that’s where. Maple syrup can work, it’s probably just corn syrup made to look like maple syrup anyways.
No don’t shatter the egg all over!
Why won’t these cookies cook? It’s been almost 20 minutes and they’re still not cooked all the way through
And in the end we had a cookie that tasted rather like a spice cookie, and still somewhat doughy and did not come off the cookie sheet looking like a cookie, but like a giant blob. It’s like my ability to make cookies has disappeared.
Poor me. So, no there are no pictures of the finished result.
Iceland for kids: Country Report
Invent your own funny story for the excuses my kids gave why they hadn’t originally finished the report I gave them. The list was long and varied.
They did eventually complete their page with much silliness abounding. Much silliness. So much silliness.
Get your own version of the Iceland country report. Meanwhile I’ll consider hitting my head against the wall with my computer problems, so many things not working right. Get the country report lapbook pages.
Head off and see other people’s take on a study of Iceland for kids.
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