I have a vague memory that my family spent some time in Thailand when I was a baby. This memory came back to me when I read All About Thailand*, and remembered a few things my Mom had said, and some pictures I remember seeing as a baby. I also know Thai food uses a lot of peanuts, and that it is spicy. Now you know my knowledge of Thailand before our country study. That being said, I absolutely love our geography lesson that turned into this Thailand Country Study.
(because I raved so much about the All About Philippines book, their publisher Tuttle Publishing sent me a free copy of All About Thailand*, and I still love these books, so I’ll rave a bit more, this post contains affiliate links marked with an *)
Our book for this country study
All About Thailand* really is all about the country complete with some great recipes, a few fun games, and craft ideas, and I love this series. I wish they had books like this for all of the countries of the world. I would spend those hundreds of dollars to get these books. As it is, I’m strongly considering skipping over to Asia for awhile to cover these while my kids are still relatively young enough to do them.
Also confession, I did not bother with going to the library for more books because I love this one so much.
Our Thailand lapbook
For every country, we study I want to get the basic facts. Some of this wasn’t in the book, but I was able to pull out my Globetrotters game* and get the information we needed. About half was in our All About Thailand book. This year we were reading the book downstairs with the kids on the couch (ironically because Superman was sick again), so I wasn’t able to write answers on the overhead instead, I assigned the kids to go back and read the book to find the different people groups and correct spelling for locations.
Then we dug into the book, and learned about native animals, food, and products. You should have heard the kids get excited about the monkeys in Thailand. My two non-sick kids both declared they wanted to visit the Monkey Festival, AND they wanted to visit the Elephant Conservation Society.
Speaking of the Elephant Conservation Society, the kids were hugely amused at the idea of an elephant band so of course, we had to watch a video of their “music.”
It’s quite a unique sound.
Upcoming Thailand crafts and recipes
Princess and I want to make this Lantern Boat, we think it could also make an awesome fairy house for our garden. Her comment was, “if you don’t make it into a fairy house for our garden Mommy, I’m going to use it for one of my dolls.”
We plan to make the chicken satay tomorrow for dinner, so look for a recipe coming soon with how the kids did with it. They already balked at the idea of cilantro, and I know my husband is not a fan of peanut sauce, so this may be one of those “doomed from the start” recipes I attempt. Cross your fingers it’s not.
Get your Thailand Notebooking pages
Though in actuality it’s a strange combination of Thailand Notebooking pages and Thailand lapbooking pages because I like elements of both.
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