Bolivian maps, wildlife, games, crafts for children

by Susan
(Ottawa, Canada)

Hello Bella, our church is preparing to run a Vacation Bible School during the March break holiday. Bolivia is the focus of our mission stories, centering on the cities of Cochabamba, Sucre and La Paz. I'm hoping to incorporate extra information on Bolivian wildlife, hand-crafts, games and such. We also want to decorate the room with maps, travel pictures, camping gear and other fun things.

Do you know where I could find maps of the country, as well as the individual cities we'll be studying? Also, information on simple games and crafts that we could teach to and do with the children? Any information would be greatly appreciated. I've been trying to find information over the web, but so far I've found very little to work with and this site is by far the richest in information about Bolivia. Thank you for it.

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Feb 19, 2010
more about handcrafts in Bolivia
by: BoliviaBella

Perhaps if you contacted Artesanias Sorata they could give you some pointers on handcrafts to make with the kids. The website supports local handcraft makers and helps them earn income.

Feb 19, 2010
Bolivian maps, wildlife, games, crafts for children
by: BoliviaBella

Here are some pages on wildlife you might want to check out:

Bella's wildlife page

More wildlife - contributed by WWF in Bolivia

Kricket's rainforest pages

Rainforest Videos

FundaciĆ³n Amigos de la Naturaleza (Friends of Nature Foundation)

WWF in Bolivia

I don't have a section on hand crafts, just the Bella handcrafts store through National Geographic and Novica but maybe you could take a look at it and see all the types of hand crafts from Bolivia as it has GREAT photos of all kinds of masks, pottery, leather, alpaca, mirrors, etc.

You might also want to take a look at the Salvatierra Imports website

For travel pictures, see our over 40 Bolivia Photo Galleries

"Sapito" is a very popular Bolivian game among both kids and adults. It has a table with a frog on it - with its mouth open - kids step back about 5 meters and throw coins, trying to get the coins into its mouth. The person who gets the most coins in, wins all the coins. It goes from simple to difficult. It has several holes and drawers. Depending which hole a coin goes into, it falls into a different drawer. The drawers are worth points, some more than others. The person with the most points wins all the coins or a prize. (You could also do this with bottle caps or candies and just give a prize to the winner).

Maps. I have maps of Bolivia for sale on my site here They are sent from the US to destination. Just click on a map to purchase online.

Embassy World has a list of maps here:

Camping in Bolivia is pretty much the same as anywhere else - sleeping bags, tents, camping stove, and other gear.

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