As an educator, I am always trying to find fun, creative activities for my grandchildren. When they were younger, it was easier. I could keep them entertained with bubbles! Now that they are older and of various ages, from 9 to 16, trying to pry them from away from their phones and ipads has become an issue, especially since Covid. SO WHAT TO DO? TAKE A TRIP TO PARIS! Virtually that is.
HOW TO START:
I happen to love Rick Steve's Travel series. So, we started with his travelogue on Paris (the kids were surprisingly engaged).
We made French bread. I found a fantastically easy recipe at http://www.modernhoney.com/ under Homemade Bakery French Bread. It is fast and easy, but scrumptious. We have made it a few times since, and the kids were quite proud of their effort.
We watched this CBBC kid's video about the famous Tour de France bicycle race with introduction and map.
We watched Tour de France 2019 top 10 moments and ate French bread with jam!
We took a virtual tour of the Eiffel Tower and were amazed at how large it was. https://www.toureiffel.paris
We watched an intro to Claude Monet For Kids.
We ended our adventure with a Claude Monet painting lesson. I bought inexpensive canvases, acrylic paints, and brushes, and had the kids paint anything they wanted in Monet's style. Ezra had just taken this photo of lilies and used that as his reference.
CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE FOR MORE ADVENTURES: WE ARE GOING TO VISIT NORWAY NEXT!