Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Sumo Wrestling

Our history lesson the other day tied into the origins of sumo wrestling and our text's activity guide suggested a sumo wrestling match.







Our ring was much smaller than regulation size, we threw pretend salt instead of real salt and neither child had any idea how to wrestle properly, but they had a great afternoon and even fattened up again later in the evening to show Joe the activity when he got home.

5 comments:

sixty-five said...

Love M's little sumo topknot! Inspired! Not sure how we got here from Mary Queen of Scots, but oh well!

Cate (Supermom) said...

Their history is chronological, so there is some jumping from one continent to another.

Cate (Supermom) said...

I should also add that their text doesn't delve too deeply into any topic. Its purpose is to tell younger kids a basic history of the world in an entertaining way (much like a storybook) and whet their appetites to delve into certain topics on their own and also when they're older (we'll go through the same periods three times each).

So far it's working-- we had quite an in-depth session discussing and researching Beowulf last year.

Superdad said...

The best part is the freedom to stop the routine and more fully develope any area that really grabs their attention.

Superdad said...

Oops. That should be develop.