In the afternoon, Kyle met us in the back yard to teach us a traditional Mongolian game featuring nomadic Mongolian horses (wooden clothes pins!). After an energetic game with lots of cheering, we set to work constructing our very own yurt, which is a nomadic house built from canvas and a wooden frame. While a … Continue reading Building a Mongolian Yurt
Making Mongolian headdresses
Taking a close look at traditional Mongolian dress, we found an explosion of color, texture and pattern! We used images of some of the traditional head dress styles as our inspiration as we created our own hats out of felt, gems and other goodies.
Music at Morning Circle
For our Spark Arts Studio song, we needed to quickly come up with some ideas for ways to reach Mongolia! Thankfully we had some inventive minds with us, and came up with a flying pencil, a half-cobra half-didgeridoo that can roll, a firebolt, and a glove that walks on the ground.
Exploring the Mongolian Culture
San Ban Oh! That’s Mongolian for “hello”! Today we travelled through one of the world’s highest countries, Mongolia, to learn about its fascinating culture and way of life. Like nomadic Mongolians, we moved through the vast lands to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, the Gobi desert, the grasslands and mountains. Mongolians have traditionally been nomadic, … Continue reading Exploring the Mongolian Culture