Explore foreign cultures with your kids as they write about children around the world! These fun geography journal prompts will help jump start your adventures. For more ideas, thumb through a copy of (affiliate link) Children Just Like Me: A Unique Celebration of Children Around the World.
1. My Own Little Corner
If you lived in the Russian city of Moscow, your family might share an apartment kitchen with two other families, and you might fold up your bed every morning to save space! Imagine how your life would be different in Russia, and journal your thoughts.
2. School Days
If you attended school in Morocco, you would probably go home for a two-hour lunch break each day and return to school for classes until 5:00 p.m. Compare and contrast this schedule with a typical school day in your home.
3. Fiesta Dreams
If you lived in Mexico, you would probably celebrate El Día de los Niños (Children’s Day) on April 30. On this day each year, schools and streets overflow with colorful candies and piñatas, while music and laughter fill the air. Make a list of ten activities you would include in a “Children’s Day” celebration.
4. The Family Table
If you lived in Armenia, you might enjoy eating sarma—grape leaves stuffed with rice and meat. Don’t forget to try some tomato sauce and plain yogurt on top! Write an appealing description of this dish for a restaurant menu.
5. Cheers, Mate!
If you lived in the remote Australian outback, you might attend the School of the Air. A satellite network would allow you to view real-time classes on your computer, while web cameras and email would help you interact with your teacher. What would you like most about attending the school of the air? What would you like the least?
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