Join us as we learn about Palestine for the January 2023 Global Children’s Book Club! This Palestine virtual field trip is a perfect way to explore the world from home. Be sure to check out the full 2023 Global Children’s … Read More
I’ve made packing lists for my kids for years, but it was really a game changer when I started making kids visual packing lists. It allowed even my young kids to start participating in the packing process, and getting them … Read More
I love starting each January with thinking about a few goals to guide the year. I don’t typically feel totally beholden to them but it’s a nice way for me to consider some long-term habits and things I’d like to … Read More
I am so happy to be releasing the details and book titles for the 2023 Global Children’s Book Club! We can’t wait to be “traveling” around the world to 6 different countries through books this year and hope you’ll join … Read More
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Nearly a decade ago, our church Christmas party involved visiting “Bethlehem.” Everyone walked into a church gym transformed into a dark, (fake) candlelit space with sheets hanging from the ceilings and on the floor. There were black construction paper nativity … Read More
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I’ve done a post of some of my favorite products of the year for the last couple years, and it’s one of my favorites to write. It’s so fun thinking through the things that have been functional and brought me … Read More
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Since our oldest turned 12 a couple months ago, most of our Christmas traditions have been around for nearly a decade now. We’ve we’ve done our Bethlehem dinner on Christmas Eve for at least that long, and we’ve eaten the … Read More
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Join us as we learn about Palestine for the January 2023 Global Children’s Book Club! This Palestine virtual field trip is a perfect way to explore the world from home.
Wednesday, 1/4 (and then saved in IG highlights): Picture book read aloud on Instagram of Halal Hot Dogs by Susannah Aziz (Author), Parwinder Singh (Illustrator) Wednesday, 1/25: Chapter book discussion on Instagram of Wishing Upon the Same Stars Wednesday, 2/1: Recipe cook along Wednesday, 2/22: Chapter book discussion on Instagram of Wishing Upon the Same Stars
I also enjoyed reading about the story behind this blog. Here’s another great food blog from a Palestinian-American woman.
Supplementary Activities & Videos to Learn About Palestine
Here are a few activities and videos to learn about Palestine from Palestinians. The purpose of this is NOT to explain the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but rather to hear from those with Palestinian heritage about their own culture, food, language, and more. I encourage you to also seek out many sources as you choose to learn about the history and challenges in the region.
Dabke is a traditional Palestinian folk dance from the Levant region and serves as a history of Palestinian people and culture.
Traditional Palestinian Ataaba Music
“Traditional Palestinian songs have no set lyrics but rather a set rhythm. Ataaba is the most popular type of song in Palestine. It is often sung by farmers, workers, and shepherds as a work song. However, weddings are the main environment for the songs.” (Source)
I hope you enjoyed learning a bit about Palestine and its people during this month’s Global Children’s Book Club. Be sure to connect with us on Instagram for the read aloud, discussions, and cook along!
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