Our last day of camp brought us to the country of Romania in eastern Europe. Our Toddler Teacher, Ms. Oana, is originally from Romania and had lots of interesting and authentic items to share with the class. We started off the day examining traditional clothing, weavings, flutes, and wood carvings.
Ms. Oana showed us some beautiful pictures from Romania, and talked about the special items she brought in. You can see two of the boys are playing wooden flutes. These are traditionally used by shepherds to play for their sheep.
She also introduced the children to some traditional songs and games. The game they are playing below is like 'London Bridge' but it is about rocks falling down. They loved it!
After a few minutes outside, we came back in for our snack. Today we had a customary Romanian bread, grapes and cheese. Sheep cheese is a popular food item in Romania, though we stuck with cheddar :) The beautiful woven cloths are examples of traditional colors and weaving patterns.
Our art project was making sheep. Sheep have always been an important part of Romanian agriculture.
For our science experiment, we made 'snow' from shaving cream and baking soda. It made a cool, powdery substance. The night before we froze water in sand castle molds. The children loved building ice castles, especially after seeing pictures of real castles in Romania earlier in the morning.
We finished off the day with water play, trying on our tie dye shirts, lunch, and taking a group photo.
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