This year we are going to be learning a lot about Brazil! With the Summer Olympics being hosted in Brazil, I wanted to do some fun things to teach my kids all about it. Plus, my husband served a 2 year mission there, so it’s a country we are fond of in our home! I have been working on a whole Read Around the World unit with 8 countries. The Brazil unit is the first one completed. Just in time for the Olympics!
This unit will focus on books about Brazil. Find a few of these books online or at your library. Along with the books are recipes, craft ideas, video links about Brazilian culture, questions about Brazil to answer, a Brazil flag to color and a Christ the Redeemer statue coloring page. It has lots of fun stuff included and is a great, simple geography unit for your kids. These units are meant to be done once each week.
Picture Books About Brazil:
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan Mitchell
How Night Came from the Sea by Mary-Joan Gerson
The Dancing Turtle by Pleasant DeSpain
Living in Brazil by Chloe Perkins
Hello, Brazil by Jason Louis
Let’s Visit Rio de Janeiro!: Adventures of Bella & Harry by Lisa Manzione
1,2,3 Suddenly in Brazil by Cristina Falcon Maldonado
Mr. Elephant’s Rio Tour by Jane Dullard
Brazil for Kids by Baby Professor
The Sock Thief by Ana Crespo
Magic School Bus: In the Rainforest by Eva Moore
Chapter Books About Brazil:
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne
Rio de Janeiro- Recipe for Adventure by Giada De Laurentiis
Brazilian Folktales by Livia de Almeida
On the next page, see our Carnival Mask craft!