We are now taking part of a Worldwide Cultural Exchange where the kids, with the help of mom and dad, prepare a box of things representative of their country and culture and send it to kids elsewhere in the world. In turn, we receive boxes from the same kids we sent packages to and learn more about their culture. I found out about it thru a fellow blogger, Deb,and immediately signed up at the Little Red Farm Blog.
The aim of this exchange is:
To share information with a group of other families about the country in which you live (or that you will be representing) so that they can get a feel for the culture of that country. This is achieved by sending a package to the family (usually addressed to the child or children) with bits and pieces that you have chosen to give a good overview of what it is like to live there.
I couldn’t decide which country and culture to represent since our situation is somewhat unique. Mom is from Mexico, Dad is from Florida, Evan was born in Thailand, Josh was born in the US, we are all proud Americans but we live in Indonesia. We decided to represent the three cultures we are in touch with right now. I try to follow certain Mexican traditions at home, we celebrate all the American holidays and we are happy to be learning more about Indonesia and its culture and we now call Jakarta home.
We just found out who our fellow exchangers will be and we couldn’t be more excited! We will be sending boxes to a family in England, a family in Missouri, USA, a kindergarten in Quebec, Canada and a family in India. We can’t wait to get those boxes ready and mail them!