Emily & I are still trying to find our rhythm. Trying to get the hang of the homeschooling lifestyle. Trying to find her interest. Trying to trigger her curiosity in stuffs around her. This is one of those stuffs. Not just for her. It's for the rest too.
I thought it would be an interesting way for kids to learn about other countries. And physically get letters and package from around the world. And along the way learn about their country too. You would be surprise how little kids nowadays know about their own culture. So we finally got all our stuffs ready last week.
To be honest, I had so much fun doing this. Initially, I wanted to get Hajar & Luqman involved too. But they were in the middle of their exam. So I ended up doing most of the works. With the help of the kids here and there.
The usual stuffs. Flag, batik bookmarks, tea sachets, henna paste and some souvenirs.
Postcards. Postcards. Postcards ;-)
Local stamps and local coins in different dominations.
And Luqman helped me did some basic facts about fish cracker. My in-house cartoonist ;-) Luckily I have him to help me out. If it's up to me, I would end up with a boring cut n paste info from the web ;-)
And I found this interesting postcard in National Art Centre. Jawi in nature.
Some notes explaining the stuffs that we put in the package. Some brief info about Malaysia. And a brief instruction on how to do the weaving craft.
A letter introducing ourselves and listing all the stuffs in the package.
The homeschooler trying to read and understand stuffs about her own country. Can u see the pain on her face??? hahahaha....*evil mother laughs* ;-) Just got to push her sometimes. Until she get her rhythm. This is nothing right?? Compare to her fellow friends slogging themselves in school?? Come on Emily!! ;-)
Packing them up. Putting everything together. And it's probably the most fun part for her ;-P
DONE. God willing, tomorrow all the packages will be on their way to California, Ohio, Canada and Croatia. Due to cost, I am sending them as registered mail. Hopefully it will not take too long to reach them. Hopefully they will like it ;-)