Fast and Easy Extension Activities for Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke from Sonlight’s HBL K Program
I’m back again with more crafts and projects to add to your daily readings. Sections here correspond to chapter, with multiple ideas per chapter, so you can pick and choose which ones appeal to you most.
Anna Hibiscus on Holiday
Play Hide and Seek
Go for a drive (canoe ride) through different environments
Go to the Beach (if available)
Play in a sand pile/box
Talk about how your family would be different if each family member in turn was missing. Point out what each member does that makes your family more complete.
Discuss your family’s traditions/beliefs, especially those that are unique to certain cultural aspects.
Talk about the different countries your child’s ancestors come from, and discuss food, dress, and culture related to those regions. If you have family members who are in other countries or hold to older traditions, ask them to tell your child stories about their childhood.
Make a meal with traditional foods from their ancestry they might not be familiar with.
Call a family member who lives far away. Write them a letter or send them a drawing in the mail.
Have your family all dress in similar colors to go to church/outing.
Anna Hibiscus Sells Oranges
Practice carrying trays/baskets/plates of items on your head. This isn’t as easy as it sounds, so it will take some experimenting to find a way to make it balance without holding on to it. You can take a piece of cloth, like a hand towel, and roll it into a strip and coil it around the top of their head if they think it will help them balance it better. Video of women carrying baskets on their heads.
Brainstorm ways you can help children who have a disability or are less fortunate, either at home or abroad. If you are already doing this as a family, talk about what led you to it, and what you are doing to help. Have your children brainstorm more ideas to help.
Play in the Snow (in season)
Practice mopping the floor
Send a letter to someone who lives far away. If you don’t know anyone who lives far away, find a penpal. See how long it takes for a letter to go across countries. If possible, write to someone who you know will write back if asked, but not until they read the letter, so they can see how long it takes for a letter to travel and get a response.