A Holiday and Cultural lesson

Recently, we hitchhiked with hubby who was on a 6-day business trip to Bangkok. It was a first for MilkyBar and me so we were really excited. Since we would be spending most of the days on our own while (poor) hubby had to work, I decided to include some learning activities for MilkyBar. Before we left, we read some of our Atlas and Geography books as well as some online sites.

We had a great time exploring our part of the city and used the local transit system for our daily excursions. MilkyBar learnt some Thai words, used Thai money to purchase our tickets, and he even became very familiar with the names of some of the transit stations.

We both love Thai food and so we also learnt about the important crops and products produced in Thailand. We made a trip to a huge local supermarket and looked (and bought) some local ingredients and food products to try.

As the majority of the people in Thailand are Buddhists, we went to a local shrine near our apartment and learnt about the religion, customs and some of their practices. We also learnt about the Thai royal family and their importance. Overall, I was really happy to be able to include our lessons in our trip.

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Busy streets of Bangkok

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View from our room

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Thai artwork

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BTS train

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At the Suvarnabhumi airport

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Daytime busy streets

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Night market at Chit Lom

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Night market at Chit Lom

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Station nearest to our residence

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Tom Yum soup

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Thai-style chicken and vege

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MilkyBar’s fav – Pineapple Rice

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Elephants are important to Thai people

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Lobby at our apartment

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Thai food products – dried fruit, pineapple jams, spice pastes

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Cloth bags and accessories made in Thailand

 When we got back home, we did up a simple lapbook to put all our ideas together. I also included a writing journal that we did for our Phuket trip last year. The resources ere from various online sites.

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Front cover

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Worksheets on the Thai flag and places of interest

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Fact sheet on Thailand

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Fact sheet on Thailand

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Thai traditional costume paper doll

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Maps and postcards from our trips

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Inside cover

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Inside cover

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Some of the books we used

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