Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Galloping The Globe ~ China

Our Table Setting

Dan Hua Tang - Egg Drop Soup

So this week the kids are finishing up their study on China!  Yes, I know I already said we had finished China...but I decided to hang on for another week just to cover a few other points and do a couple more activities!  I guess I'll try to do the countries over the period of one week in future, but maybe a fortnight for the countries in which we can "delve" into a little more!

Being The Oldest, Daddy Was Our Guest Of Honour

Dylan LOVED Using Chopsticks To Eat With!

Everyone LOVED studying China and the Chinese culture.  We learned about Marco Polo, panda bears, mandarin ducks, Chinese writing, the great wall of China, plus some other stuff too!  To bring this up to her level, Amy studied all of the above more in depthly, plus Chinese currency and communism.

Meg Really The Prawn Crackers!

Lo Mein - So YUMMY!

Then came the part of our study that everyone was looking forward to...the FOOD!  We used the cookbook which accompanied our GTG curriculum; "cook your way around the world".  We did not make the egg rolls, as I initially had no idea what egg roll skins were?!??  I presumed they were filo pastry sheets, like what is used for spring rolls, but I wasn't sure; I HATE using filo pastry, so like I said we didn't make them! 

Amy Found The Chopsticks Difficult At First...
But She Got The Hang Of Them In The End!

My Hubby Kept Us All Entertained; 
Showing Us What NOT To Do With Chopsticks! 

The "egg drop soup" was interesting I guess...though Amy loved it.  The lo mein was absolutely delicious!  I don't use peanut oil, so I substituted by adding two tablespoons of organic crunchy peanut butter.  The dinner was actually very quick and easy to prepare, which surprised me, as I was expecting it to be more complicated; similar to Indian cuisine.  The chopsticks were hard for the kids to use at first, more so for Amy as she was determined to use them "properly", whereas Dylan just scooped and stuffed! 

We have enjoyed learning all about China and had a blast at our "Chinese banquet".  There was lots of leftovers for the dinner the next we got to whip out our chopsticks once more. 

He Did Manage To Eat It All...Eventually! :)

Amy Enjoyed Learning How To Write Chinese Numbers


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Oh how wonderful! This is the kind of stuff we live for. So much fun!

Sara Schroeder said...

Wow, sounds like a lot of fun! I'm really not familiar with Galloping the Globe, but if you study Israel or the Middle East let me know...I live in the U.S. now, but I've spent a good part of my life living in Israel.

Sarah said...

Sara ~ We DID have so much fun!

We'll be studying South Korea this week, which should be interesting for me too, as I know very little about South Korea. I've got a little bit of reading to do this evening before school starts tomorrow! I estimate that we will be studying Israel in about 4 weeks time!

Nicole said...

So fun. The food looks sooooo yummmmy!! I could go for some lo mein right now!
Looks like a great study :)
Love the things Dylan says too (in the post above) kids are the BEST!