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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Multicultural Fair--Homeschool Fun

Our local homeschool group added a new event this year, multicultural fair. The kids were to study a country and choose how they were going to present or represent that country. My kids choose to go with our roots of Scottish and English. My son dressed in the "Great Kilt". This kilt style is 8 yards of fabric folded in half lengthwise lain on top of a belt and folded to have pleats. The wearer then was to lie on the belt section wrap it around themselves and take the remaining fabric up and over their shoulder to tuck in again in the belt line. Kilts were used not only as clothing but also as bedding for their wearers. To complete the Scottish presentation my son made Sugarelli aka Licorice water, Rumbledeethump aka Bubble and Squeak, and he handed out Scottish toffee.

My daughter chose to study England. She was disappointed that there was no tradition style of dress to wear so she decided to dress like a Victorian lady. She had fun learning about the Church of England and making a big assortment of goodies to share. Scones with lemon curd, clotted cream, and marmalade, and watercress sandwiches. Marmite on crackers and black tea for people.

Of the 26 kids who participated it was a terrific day of laughter, food, and friends. We are looking forward to next year and the next fair.

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