I’ve been itching for months to get out. Not in the snow. Not in the ice. Not in subarctic temperatures.
I’ve been itching for spring.
And it’s finally here.
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I need to go there even more than I need to go hiking in spring.
Today, I just want to share a few of the resources we used, beginning with this incredible book about Tanzania.
It’s 96 pages, hardcover and jam-packed with information and full-colour photographs. The best part? I found it at Dollarama. For a buck. Pretty awesome, right? Dollar stores sometimes carry the best books. We spent about an hour pouring over this one. It covers government, history, culture and pretty much anything else you might want to know.
The next two books were purchased at Barefoot Babies, a sweet little store in Hamilton, Ontario.
Of course, we did more than just read books. We also tested out our musical abilities. The girls usually just bang on pots and pans in the kitchen, so it was quite a treat for them to use real drums. 😉
Our other drum also came from Kenya. My sister’s friend brought back a djembe when she went to visit her husband’s family, and my sister kindly loaned it to us for the week. We all had a blast playing this drum, oldest and youngest family members included.
One other activity that the girls enjoyed doing was a large Melissa and Doug safari floor puzzle.
We didn’t cook an African meal or even do a themed craft. Too much hiking on the agenda (oops!). However, we still had a lot of fun!
We’re visiting a large, indoor aviary tomorrow. The girls will be on the lookout for some birds that can be found in East Africa: the blue-breasted kingfisher, the collared dove, d’Arnaud’s barbet, Egyptian fruit bats, waxbills, firefinches and more.