Kim's Spin On Around the World in 12 Dishes: United Kingdom

Little Hands that Cook with Books are heading on an adventure!  Grab your globe, map, or atlas.  Gather your cooking utensils and cookbooks!  You may want to even create your passport and luggage to go on our journey with us Around the World in 12 Dishes

Print your own Passport here
Print your own Placemat here
Find a dish from UK- Here's what we made Bangers and Mash & Scones
We're traveling to the United Kingdom on our first Adventure! 

Here are some great books about the United Kingdom and London that we enjoyed reading.

We are so lucky that we were able to visit England a few years ago to visit both sides of our family for an extended stay.  We were able to do both the tourist part of United Kingdom and also the Family side of the United Kingdom.  Our craft has a more personal side to it, but you can easily do this with our photos or downloaded images.


Make Your Own Lugguage
For our Craft we created a memory luggage book so that my daughter could recreate her memories of the UK, you could easily do this with any vacation you take or dream of taking.  You can create your own Coloring Book from any where around the world.  We chose important sights and symbols of the United Kingdom for our book.  We colored a double decker bus, a telephone booth, the London Bridge, Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, Warwick Castle, Buckingham Palace and the United Kingdom Flag.  We also created a suitcase to keep all of our treasures in and colored the flag of the United Kingdom on the front.  Once my daughter colored her pictures she cut up the words and we matched them up with the correct picture.  We just used Picasa program to create a pencil sketch with our own photos. Here's a book for inspirations to learn how to drawn your own Sights and Symbols! 

Sites for United Kingdom Resources
GREAT SITE for FACTS from National Geographic for Kids
UK Printables
UK Map

Play Time Around the World with Toys
Whenever you're going on a trip it's always a good idea to find something before hand or during your trip that relates to the place you're visiting.  We found this adorable teddy bear and  double decker bus on our trip.  We always try to grab postcards too!  It's nice for something for her to hold and remember her trip.  Plus we can recreate our trip during playtime.  You can create places around the world with blocks and legos. Using those same pictures from  your book you can attach them to containers to create the buildings. 

Want to Join Us and Make your Own United Kingdom Dish? 
Check out Bangers & Mash and Scones from the United Kingdom from Amanda's Spin On the UK  
Need more ideas? Traditional United Kingdom Dishes

Here are some of my own photos from our trip to Warwick Castle... such a beautiful place!  I have a feeling we are creating a Castle Coloring Book of the United Kingdom book this week too! 

Around the World in 12 Dishes from 12 Countries
Adventures In Mommydom, Creative Family Fun, Glittering Muffins, Juggling with Kids, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Make, Do & Friends, Mom 2 Posh Little Divas, Mummymummymum, Rainy Day Mum, Red Ted Art, The Educators' Spin On It and The Outlaw Mom have come together to help you on your food journey and will each cook a dish with our children and post about it - to help inspire you to have a go!

 How You Can Join Us
  • Cook a dish typically eaten in the Country of the Month. The goal is to explore each month’s country through food (and an activity or craft, if you wish). Help your child make a traditional or typical dish (sweet or savory) from the chosen country.
  • Print your passport. Click here to download a passport, which comes with space for a photo of your child with the dish she cooked.
  • Color a placemat. Click here to download the placement. You can laminate it or put it between clear contact paper in order to use it over and over.
  • Make a craft. Have your child make a craft related to the country of the month.
  • Read a book. Read a book about the country of the month with your children to help them explore the sights, people, food, and culture.
  • Share with us. Our challenge starts on March 4th and will remain open for a year, so enter the linky party at the end of every month’s post, leave a comment, or post a photo on our Facebook page.
  • Pin. If you share a photo with us, we will add your photo to one of our “Around the World in 12 Dishes” Pinterest Boards (one for the dishes, one for the crafts) so that you can share your experience and inspire us all!
  • Are you a blogger? Let your readers know about the challenge and grab our cute button to share our challenge on your blog. And, of course, anyone is welcome to participate!
Check back April 1st for our next destination!


Little Wonders' Days said...

So fun! Thanks for sharing your printables. This will be a fun party to follow and participate through the year.

Valerie @ Glittering Muffins said...

Like the idea of the coloring book with your own pics, that's neat. Thanks for sharing :)

TammySF. said...

I just gave you an award over at my blog!! Go check it out!!

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

Thanks Little Wonder Days... I foresee lots of fun this year After School Express traveling Around the World. Can't wait to see how you guys participate and link up!

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

Thanks Valerie! We're getting ready to make some pictures for our blocks too so we can create London in our playarea, we'll share next week.

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

THANKS Tammy! You just made my evening too! Now I'm off to go find some of my favorites to share this with!

jmommymom said...

This is a great unique blog hop. I am an American homeschooling mom living in Germany, traveling and blogging. The first destination works for us. I can't wait to see where you go next.

Jacquie@KCEdventures said...

I did this with my kids last summer - we chose 5 countries from our family heritage and celebrated with books, activities, food and movies each week. They had such a wonderful time and they actually tried some new foods :) I'll think about what we can post and link up. My daughter is all into Greece right now so maybe we'll 'travel' someplace new.

Becky said...

The pencil sketch coloring sheets are the COOLEST!!!! What an awesome idea! My sons are adopted from China and Ethiopia, and we have some amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing in our link-up!:)

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