Learning about Russia this last week has been so much fun for our family. This was the first country we stopped at on our journey Around The World! Here are the wonderful crafts we made, books we’ve read and recommend for learning about Russia, with your family!
Matryoshka nesting dolls or sometimes called Babushka dolls are wooden stacking dolls, handmade in Russia. These dolls are a symbol of motherhood, therefore, perfect to start our Russian unit with. Read more about the history behind these dolls on Russian Legacy. I purchased our Matryoshka doll, as well as, the porcelain Babushka doll from Great Russian Gifts.
Along with playing with these wonderful dolls I wanted Elion to make her own as well.
Click over to Activity Village for your printable nesting dolls. We laminated our dolls and added magnets to the back! Elion, loves playing with these on her white board.
All my kids loved making Russian faberge’ eggs, click here for directions from My Kid’s Adventure!
Build your own St. Basil’s Cathedral – We took ours further and made a St Basil’s Cathedral that we could play in and pretend!
Other Wonderful Posts for Russia Educational Ideas
Mom to 2 Posh Divas (Exploring Russian Stories and Folklore)
Planet Smarty (Christmas in Russia)
Follow my Culture and Geography Board for future ideas!
Have fun studying Russia with your family!