Sunday, November 15, 2015

An African Feast

 The kids have currently been studying ancient Africa in their history lessons. Our history book, Story of the World, always has some very cool hands on activities that correspond with the history lesson.

We don't have time to do all the activities that I would like, but I do try to make at least one thing with each chapter section. This particular activity was perfect for my kids, because they just love food!

We got to make an African style dinner! Peter made steamed yams.

Gabe made the main dish, which was chicken legs cooked with figs, lemon, parsley, and other spices.

Brianna made the rice, which had some interesting spices as well as papaya and red peppers!

Several of the fables in the chapter were about Anansi the spider and food. The kids enjoyed getting to learn about the foods in the stories.

I also made some fried plantain which everyone enjoyed very much, surprisingly. Peter liked the meal so much that he requested it for his birthday dinner!