Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Book for Persian New Year

Here's wonderful library project for the Persian New Year. I got an email from Cathy who was looking for a book project for children ages 6 to 11 to share the haft seen (7 elements) of the Norooz table setting. I suggested an Index Card Accordion with one page for a title and seven for the elements. Cathy kindly sent me pictures of the books and these comments.

I would like to share a few experiences. The majority who attended were Persian. A Japanese woman said this event was a good cultural learning experience. Her son proudly showed his book to me. In fact, the pics I sent you show his book on the Haft seen table. Two Persian children carefully and artfully assembled their books. I could sense kindred creative spirits with these two. I will say there was one negative comment made by a 8 year old Persian boy "This is boring". I noticed he left the packet untouched. I decided to share the bad with the good ;-)

Directions for an Index Card Accordion

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