We had 23 children participate which isn't bad out of 35+ families. We filled up the gym! Ironically enough we hold our fairs at the local elementary school. We can use the space for free & there is plenty of room to spread out.
My boys did a display together on Ireland. They had a great time doing this. We made Irish Soda Bread to hand out & we had a CD player with Irish music playing a well. Many other children had food as well & it was fun to go have a bit of a taste from each country.
The countries represented were varied. They included:
- Prince Edward Island, Canada
- Australia (a popular choice as three children of various ages did this one)
- Mississippi, USA
- The USA
- Missouri, USA
- Florida, USA
- Middle Earth
- Ancient Troy
- Pennsylvania, USA
Each child was given a homemade passport & flag stickers (or as best as we could find) for each country. We started the youngest children off first & they did a tour of the world in two hours. They were able to go to each booth & see what others had brought to share & sample food & pick up coloring pages & the like.
At the end each child was presented with a certificate of participation. We also had a woman there from the Maine Geographic Alliance. She left a bunch of great handouts for each child including a large world map. They were each given a large Ziploc bag full of all those goodies as well.
I took over 60 photos at the fair but many are of each display & each child receiving their certificate. I also have some great group photos but I know many of the families do not want their children's photos posted on-line so you'll have to settle for just seeing my boys smiling faces.