Welcome to my blog "aboud the world with matty". I'm Matty and I'm inspired by the continent boxes I found all over the internet. I started filling my own personal boxes and i'm collecting all kinds of stuff.
First of all, excuse me if my english isn't all perfect but i'm a dutch girl. I'm doing this blog in english because it's about such a international subject and I like to share it with lots of people.

I will post things about my continent boxes, about DIY activities and food from all over the world so you can experiance the world from your living room or kitchen together with your kids.

vrijdag 6 maart 2015

dress-up paperdolls

Africa is famous for it's beautiful fabrics. Women wear bright color combinations with multiple patterns.

Dress-up Dolls
So, yesterday we dressed-up these paper dolls with let over pieces of fabric.
I prepaired the pieces of fabric by cutting them small. I printed a boy and girl coloring page which we used as dress-up doll.

The kids really loved it and they made many beautiful outfits.

all you need is:
- pieces of fabric
- sciccors
- glue
- paper with a poppet on it
- coloring pencils

dinsdag 3 maart 2015

Egyptian necklace

Yesterday we started with the theme Africa at my work.
We first 'visited' Egypte. I'm from the Netherlands and from Europe, Egypt is a logic place to start our journey through Africa.

Egyptian Necklace
On monday we started by making Egyptian Nacklaces like the farao's had.
We mainly used macaroni and golden paper. But the kids could use many other things to decorate their necklace.

Today, Teusday we also build some piramides with the lego.
The kids made small once, but also big ones.

maandag 2 maart 2015

Where I've been so far

Since last year March, when I made a map to show where in the world I've been. I've visited some more countries.

Here is a new map:
Click HERE for the site I used

zondag 1 maart 2015

Africa month at my work

Since I'm going back to South-Africa in April I'm introducing Africa to the kids at my work.

I made this map of Africa to show the kids all the countries that we are going to talk about. I printed the map from this site. It's great!

I also made quite a few cards to show them the animals, people, fruit, fabrics (and traditional clothing) and lots more that we can find in Africa.

In the next couple of weeks I'll tell you everything about all the things and activities we are going to do!