The evening of Saturday, October 16, 2010, our Vine Ripe Kids group had a geography / missionary fair. Many families did different displays on different countries. We spent the last two weeks learning about Japan.
Ayaka and the kids beside our display
Our family beside our display
The committee made this AMAZING airplane cockpit so all the kids pretended to "ride in an airplane" to visit each of 13 different countries.
It was REALLY cool!
There were even wings on the floor on each side...
The kids decided the wings needed to "fly."
Jase and Siri fill out their passports
Kira fills out her passport
The Shens did a presentation on Indonesia.
Sarah Lagares did a great presentation on China.
Then, we did our presentation on Japan.
Jase pointed out where Japan was on a map.
Siri told about the Kimono and Yukata - traditional Japanese clothing.
Kira has learned to count to 10 in Japanese.
Jason told about entertaining Japanese executives from Oriental Land Company (OLC) who own Tokyo Disneyland. He spent two weeks hosting them and made some great Japanese friends!
Ayaka shows everyone the abacus.
Concluding the presentation
The VanZwieten's talked about England.
The Thomas Family talked about their 14 years being missionaries in the Ukraine.
Learning a Ukranian version of "Jesus Loves Me"
The Howes spoke about Nigeria.
The St. Angelos talked about their missions trip to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico this summer.
The Gobers talked about Costa Rica where they were missionaries for 16 years.
After the presentations, the children visited each display.
Ayaka passed out stickers to put in the children's' passports.
Jason helped some of the younger kids.
The parents stood by their presentations to answer questions.
Ayaka and Eric had a good time chatting about their countries.
Karin and Ayaka
Ayaka teaches some of the girls about the abacus.
It was a most amazing and spectacular night!