06 Jan 5 ways to travel the world from your own backyard
Family Literacy Day – an annual initiative that aims to raise awareness of the importance of learning together as a family – is taking place on January 27, 2021. This year’s theme is Travel the World Together.
Award-winning illustrator and author Barbara Reid, who is the Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day, explains that travelling can be done anywhere.
“You don’t need to get on a plane to go explore something new and exciting. You can learn and discover amazing things in your own backyard!”
Here are Barbara’s top 5 activities on travelling the world from your own backyard.
- Create a scavenger hunt. Create a list of things to find outdoors or in the neighbourhood. It could be something like a leaf or a pebble. Then, make a collage together out of the items you’ve found.
- Shop the international aisle. In the supermarket, check out foreign foods. Are they in different languages? Can you figure out what they are? If you’re feeling adventurous, buy a few items and follow a recipe for a popular international dish.
- Map your neighbourhood. Draw a map of the neighbourhood with pencil crayons, markers or crayons. Be creative with your artwork by using additional supplies to create trees or buildings.
- Write a story about someone else. When we travel, we see how other people live. Imagine the people of a faraway place and write a story about them. Imagine what it would be like if you were them.
- Send a postcard. Write a postcard to a family member that you haven’t seen in a while. Describe where you are now and the places you want to go.
Find more fun family activities at FamilyLiteracyDay.ca.