Around the World in 12 Dishes-Activities, Recipes and Books About Sweden

Let's go!  We're traveling to Sweden with Around the World in 12 Dishes!  This little video clip can transport you and your child all the way to Sweden from your very own home.  Don't forget to pack your bag, print your passport and carry a detailed map of Sweden! 

As you're watching the video ask your child to discuss what they see...
  • How does it looks similiar and different to where you live or places you've visited?
  • What types of land forms do you see?
  • Did you see any animals? Which ones?
  • Where there any special buildings you saw? I wonder what they are called?
  • Did the people have special clothing?
  • Did you learn something new about Sweden?
  • What was your favorite?
You can keep track of their responses inside their printed suitcase.  As they learn about Sweden have them illustrate the outside of the suitcase with those facts.

Resources About Sweden
National Geographic for Kids:Sweden  (facts, map, photos & video for kids)
Visit has lots of resources about Sweden.  The photos on this site would make a great personal Coloring Book like we did with the UK! 

Need a snack for the trip to Sweden? 
Check out how Amanda and her daughter made Rosenmunnar: Swedish Thumbprint Cookies & Swedish Coffee Bread

Watercolor Fun with Sweden
We created a suitcase full of facts and fun as we learned about Sweden this week.  My daughter enjoyed using her Watercolors to paint the flag of Sweden blue and yellow.  She also made her very own Dala Horse. You could use crayons, markers or colored pencils to create these activities too.  To extend her learning, she used the Dala Horse and the Swedish Paper Doll during playtime too.  We even made a special Flag of Sweden for our traveling Bear to hold by cutting blue and yellow paper.  

I've done the research for you about Sweden and saved you some time.  Here are the printable's, Links included, that we used to learn about Sweden!
Printables about Sweden

Multicultural Coloring: Sweden Worksheet
Swedish Girl from

Sweden Flag from

Dala Horse Coloring from Making Learning Fun

Facts about the Dala Horse
Sweden Word Search from 

Lapbook about Sweden and Annika's Secret Wish from Homeschool Share 

Books About Sweden
Go to your local library or book store and find books about a new culture!  We found a variety of books available about Sweden.  We have one special author that we're going to share in our next post about Sweden!  Don't miss it!  


All of these activities are designed to encourage your child into engage and experience a new culture without having to physically go there.  Food is one of the best ways to experience it.  Do you need a recipe from Sweden?  We have many recipes linked up below for you to create with your child.  Don't forget to check back here at The Educators' Spin On It.  We have a very special Swedish Author that we will be sharing along with an adorable Craft to go with the book.  We'll be sharing a few more Swedish Dishes, plus our very own science Lesson from Sweden! 

Around the world in 12 Dishes

Please check out our partner blogs and their Sweden ideas:
Please link up your Sweden dish and/or craft in our linky below, we would love to see it!


Amanda said...

Oooh, thanks Kim for finding all these great resources. I am printing of a Dala horse for Elly and we will watch the video later. Although we cooked and found Sweden on the Map, I haven't really jumped into the culture. This is a GREAT post for me!!!! THANK YOU =)

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

Thanks Amanda! My 5 year old has loved spending her spring break in Sweden! It's so neat to see her wanting to learn about another place and all the other places we need to discover. We're off to go create our special science craft for Sweden! Can't wait to share.

Amanda said...

I've always loved Sweeden...don't ask me why...I have no idea :). Thanks for the wonderful ideas! Oh, and thanks for linking up to The Weekly Kid's Co-op!

MaryAnne said...

What a great collection of Sweden activities! Thanks for sharing with the Afterschool Blog Hop :)

Anonymous said...

Found you on pinterest. What AMAZING resources. I cannot wait to use these at my preschool!!! Thank you

willow chenoah said...

Love all these fun ideas! I am writing a unit study on the American Girl doll Kirsten, a Swedish immigrant to Minnesota. I am including a link to this page as a resource for studying the country and the culture of Sweden. Thanks for sharing !!

Anonymous said...

Im a swede, fun you like my country :)

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