Here is some of what we did:
- Matryushka Dolls - http://mssscrafts.com/crafts/matryushka/ - we printed out 5 nesting dolls (see our photo) that you color then bend & they will actually nest inside each other - we also read the Christmas story about her from the same site
- Tchaikovsky - listened several times to "Tchaikovsky Discovers America" - wonderful!! We will probably buy this...
- Faberge Eggs - spray painted Easter Eggs & decorated with glitter & "jewel" stickers - even hid a jewel inside
- Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake - colored some swans & folded a paper oragami swan
- Onion domes - coloring page (used glitter glue, too) from crayola.com
- Great book: "The Littlest Matryoshka" by Bliss - cute story about nesting dolls
- "Rechenka's Eggs" by Polacco (added April 2006) - cute fiction book that also shows some Russian onion domed buildings and clothes and it uses some Russian words
Update: Another lady who does Galloping the Globe shared her blog with our group. If we ever get a chance to study Russia some more, we would like to try some of the ideas from her blog: http://www.abiding.blogspot.com/.