Our town's Homeschool group has put on a Countries of the World Fair for over 18 years. For the past several years, I have been the coordinator of the event.
Here is what I sent out to our newsletter to encourage participation-
“Homeschoolers Countries of the World Fair” will be held at (name of church) on March 28th at 7 p.m.
How to participate
1. Sign up by March 1st. Space is limited - first come, first served. Let me know your country when you sign up.
2. Study a country
3. Prepare a display about your country (you will have a round table to display your work)
4. Prepare a short presentation (4 minute limit) as a family or just by the children (presentations must include the students)
5. Prepare two dishes from your country's menu & have on your table for tasting as we visit your display
6. $8/family to cover cost of paper goods, programs and donation to church for use of facilities.
7. You may come to the church anytime after 6 PM to set up your display, but please be ready to go by 7 PM
Optional - dress in costume from your country
Last Friday night was our Fair. This year we had an unusually low turnout - only 7 families - but still had a wonderful time. In the past we have had as many as 18 families participate. One dad commented that he really like the small group better - more intimate.
The displays were fabulous. Projects like this are so important for the children - setting goals, having to meet a deadline, working together with your family on a projects, preparing a presentation and then showing off your display to family and friends.
I love the creativity of the presentations. This year we had one family perform a Russian song with guitar, cello, violin, trambourine and triangle. It was great! Another family did a Mexican skit, complete with artistic backdrop. In years past we have had a William Tell play, an Italian puppet show, songs sung in different languages, and beautiful ballet dances. Homeschoolers are so impressive!