Field trips are a wonderful thing and I’ve found that simple ones oftentimes work out best at this age because I can cater it to their interests and attention spans. At this age they are soaking up their environment and making connections with the world immediately around them. So there is something special about live experiences that you don’t get from a book or video.
Yesterday’s fieldtrip was a trip to our local Mexican ‘mercado’ to get ingredients for tostada’s and fresh salsa. If I had planned better, I would have tried to get a quick tour of the tortilleria (where they make their fresh tortillas), but I didn’t.
Instead, we just soaked up the colors, smells and ambiance. There was so much to observe and talk about.
We loved the colorful garlands. I might just have to try making some of those! 🙂
The boys loved checking out the piñata’s. Ever since reading The Piñata Maker, the boys have taken a special interest in them. (I think we might tackle making one of our own this weekend!)
In all of my years of living here in the southwest, I’ve never encountered a Spiny Chayote. Apparently, it is similar to zucchini but retains it’s crispness when cooked. It was seriously prickly. This is one of the benefits of family learning. I discover new things too!
And of course, we couldn’t leave without stopping at the panaderia (bakery) and picking up a cookie to share!