Tuesday, May 27, 2014

World Cup 2014 for Kids

World Cup 2014

The world cup brings all the nations together in a wonderful celebration of the uniting of all the world's cultures. "Just as Brazil is everyone's country
                              and Coca-Cola is everyone's drink,
                                 the FIFA World Cup is everyone's cup,"
 said Joseph Tripodi, The Coca-Cola Company.

I am so excited to be joining All Done Monkey and many other wonderful blogs in the World Cup for Kids!

Hands-on exploration of the countries participating in the World Cup 2014 is the excellent idea behind this project. I also see it as one of the best ways to bond with my children as a game of soccer is always exciting and enjoyable in this house. The uniting nature of the game of soccer, its soul and courage can be heard from the soccer songs. You can read about some of them here: Born to Fly

Every day a team plays a game in the World Cup, there will be a blog post on kids activities related to some aspect of the culture of the country of the day. World Cup 2014 starts on June 12 in Brazil. The participating countries: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Cameroon, Chili, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, USA.

Make sure to follow World Cup for Kids on Our Main page and Pinterest.

The first stage of the World Cup

The first stage of the games are from June 12 to June 26. During this period, each country will have 3 games, and 3 blog posts for the World Cup for kids!

USA Schedule:
Monday, June 16        USA - Ghana
Sunday, June 22         USA - Portugal
Thursday, June 26      USA - Germany

This blog, Laugh and Learn, will be covering Germany and Russia.

Germany Schedule:
Monday, June 16 Germany - Portugal Invitation to explore and build: The Brandenburg Gate
Saturday, June 21 Germany - Ghana   Bremen Town Musicians
Thursday, June 26 Germany - USA    German Engineering. Playmobil.

Russia Schedule:
Tuesday, June 17 Russia - Korea Republic Cupcake Castle: Play-doh and scissors skills
Sunday, June 22 Russia - Belgium              Treasure Chest and Precious Stones from Fairy Tales
Thursday, June 26 Russia - Algeria            Learning about Birds: Art and Dance

Pin it here: Laugh and Learn

German culture

Just how much our culture and that of our ancestors influence our every day life? Some statistics: about 64 million citizens of Germany claim German ancestry. To compare: there are about 47 million in the United States!

Schiller in German Village,
Columbus, Ohio

In June, we are planning
to travel to Bremen with Brothers Grimm,
to explore German engineering with penguins,
to discover one of the most famouse landmarks with horses.  

Russian culture

I am very happy to cover two of the most influential cultures of the world. Russian folklore and literature, scientific discoveries and handcrafts, art and philosophy are some aspects of the cultural heritage.

Anna Pavlova in The Dying Swan (Fokine, Saint-Saens),
Saint Petersburg, 1905. 

In June, we are planning
to explore the Malachite Casket and count "precious" stones,
to dance with swans,
to discover one of the most famous landmarks
with play-dough. 

I very much hope you will enjoy following our hands-on discoveries of the countries and cultures with these wonderful blogs!

All Done Monkey * Kid World Citizen * Discovering the World Through My Son's Eyes * Laugh and Learn * LadyDeeLG * Head of the Heard * Marie's Pastiche * Mama Tortuga * Chasing The Donkey * La Cite Des Vents * Homeschool Ways * Melibelle In Tokyo * Delightful Children's Books * My Twintopia * The Piri-piri Lexicon * MarocMama * Growing Up Gabel * Las Vegas Moms Blog * My Daylights

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