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Color a Stamp from India

Click the image to open the stamp PDF file

Print a stamp coloring page from India. The bird on the stamp is a peacock. (Click the image to open a blank coloring page.)

Berfi, a Treat from India

Mix 1 cup sugar and ½ pint (1 cup) of whipping cream in a medium cooking pot. Stir on medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Mix in 3 cups dry milk. Add ¼ tsp. ground cardamom and 3 cups sweetened coconut, stirring constantly. Continue cooking and stirring for 10 minutes. Pour into a greased 9-inch by 12-inch pan. Spread evenly. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp. chopped pistachio nuts if desired. Allow to set before cutting into squares to serve.

Cuba: Learn Some Spanish Phrases

Spanish is the main language of Cuba.

How to Say It
Jesus loves you. Cristo te ama. KREES-toh tay AH-mah
Jesus loves me. Cristo me ama. KREES-toh may AH-mah
God is love. Dios es amor. Dyohs ehs ah-MOHR.

Oonch Neech

Children in Pakistan and parts of India play a traditional game of tag called oonch neech. To play oonch neech, first choose one player to be “It.” The other players try to avoid getting tagged by the person who is “it.”

Players cannot be tagged if they are standing on a porch, big rock, or other safe place above ground level. Any place at ground level or below is not safe.

If a player is tagged, he or she becomes It. You may want to make a rule that says no player can stay in the same safe area for more than 10 consecutive seconds. Or you might make the playing area smaller so players can get tagged quicker.

Vietnam: Numbers and Days of the Week

Look at how to say the numbers one through 10 in Vietnamese. Then notice how the days of the week are pronounced. What do you notice about many of the days of the week in relation to the numbers?

How To Say It
How To Say It
1 Mawt Sunday Coo nyaht
2 Hye Monday Too hye
3 Bah Tuesday Too bah
4 Bone Wednesday Too too
5 Nahm Thursday Too nahm
6 Sow Friday Too sow
7 BAH-lee Saturday Too BAH-lee
8 Tahm
9 Cheen
10 MOO-ee