Mom and Older Kids (15 and up): Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust Discuss at dinner table. Make journal entries into Africa scrapbook.

Read Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, pages 212, 213, 216-217. Make entries into Book of Centuries/youngers into Africa scrapbook.

Read aloud Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. Compare the place where you live to the book’s setting. How does Africa’s climate affect the way people and animals live? Define monsoon and drought. Is this story fiction or non-fiction? Explain.

“Make rain” at the dinner table tonight when everyone’s home. Optional activity: Make a rainstick.

Read about the acacia. Draw an acacia tree, including a closeup of its leaves. Write a short description. What does it remind you of? Read why the NBCC chose the acacia tree as its symbol. Pick some scripture verses to go with your drawing and write these in calligraphic script.

Dad and Mom: Coffee from Kenya!

Today’s Menu from Arabesque:

Tamatem Ma’Amrine, p. 58
Spinach Salad with Preserved Lemon and Olives, p. 56
Almond Pastries in Honey Syrup, p. 127