In November, the country we visited during Passport Pals was England. We had a lot of fun learning about famous landmarks, as well as Kings and Queens, knights, and tea time! I wanted to do England in November so that I could have a special Thanksgiving themed storytime in Passport Pals during the week of Thanksgiving.
Here are the plans I used for the first week in November — an introduction to England.
Passport Pals: England
Welcome Song: Come on everybody and clap your hands, clap your hands, clap your hands, Come on everybody and clap your hands on the way to Passport Pals . . . stomp your feet, swing your arms, jump up high, spin around, sit right down . . . watch me spin the globe.
We are in a new country today for Passport Pals! Let’s see what clues we have in our bag as to where we might be!
Suitcase: flag of England, picture of or tiny castle, continent map, clock (Big Ben), crown, lion, bus
We are in England! Find England on globe/map. Put a tack on England.
What continent is England on? EUROPE! Let’s sing our Continent song.
Continent Cheer (GGM #3)
Let’s see what happens when Maisy visits London, the capital of England.
Read “Maisy Goes to London” by Lucy Cousins
Sing/play London Bridge is falling down (Dr. Jean #24 — orange)
Read “Katie in London” by James Mayhew
Song: “Hickory Dickory Dock” (Dr. Jean orange #14)
Read “London a Book of Opposites” by Ashley Evanson. (have kids guess opposites)