One of the best—and tastiest!—parts of learning about another country is sampling the local cuisine. Try this recipe with your child and explore Ethiopia through one of its dietary staples—flat bread! Also called injera, Ethiopian flat bread is a versatile food that traditionally requires several days to prepare. This simplified version, however, cooks up quickly and requires just a handful of pantry standbys. While your child measures and mixes, talk to him about the importance of learning about and appreciating other cultures.
This activity is a good way to teach your child about the pride and self-fulfillment that comes with making something with your own hands, and is also a great way for your child to practice measuring, following step-by-step instructions, and completing a project from start to finish.