Passports

It is fun to keep track of the different places you have talked about.  A fun way to do this is in a passport!

What Do We Need?
Several sheets of colored paper
Scissors
Stapler (optional)
Crayons
Stickers
Stamps

What Do We Do?
Cut paper into thirds width-wise
Fold in half and make a book
Attach several papers together to make your book

Then what?
Every time you learn about or "visit" a different country have the child "stamp" his/her passport.  You get to decide how best to do this.  Do you want them to decorate each country page with crayons and drawings?  Do you have stickers representative of what you learned for that country?  Do you want to do stamps?  Have fun!

From Learning Care Group, Multicultural Activities Handout at the CCFP Roundtable Conference 2011
*** Originally published on ChildCareInfo.com on 10/24/2011

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