Years ago, my children enjoyed Muay Thai training, the national sport of Thailand. Check out these resources for learning about Thailand to learn more information about the South Asian country in your homeschool.
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My eldest daughter loves Muay Thai. Her petite frame didn’t stop her from training as a teenager.
She truly loved the sport, the art, the “Thai boxing,” and had an actual fight. It was awesome and empowering for her. I couldn’t be more proud of her efforts that day.
My little ones took Muay Thai classes as well. As a matter of fact, my youngest daughter got whacked in the face during a sparring match, and she thought it was the coolest thing. Her nose bled, but she didn’t care one bit.
My children love Muay Thai so much. So, when exploring How Unit Studies Can Break Up the Monotony in Homeschool, I knew developing a unit study around Muay Thai would capture my kids’ interests.
They learned so many cool facts about Muay Thai, Thailand, Thai art, and so much more.
Like the country we live in now, the Kingdom of Tonga, Thailand is a constitutional monarchy. It is officially known as the Kingdom of Thailand.
Here are some more interesting facts about Thailand to share with your geography lessons:
-Until 1939 (and 1946 to 1948), Thailand was known as Siam.
-Thailand has never been conquered (also like the country where I live). Thailand means “land of the free.”
-In Thailand, the most important part of the body is the head. It is disrespectful for people to touch someone in the head.
-Feet, according to Thai culture, symbolize an attachment to the earth, which seemingly is the cause of human suffering.
-Elephants roam all over Thailand. Weird note: Even the shape of the country kind of, sort of, looks like an elephant ear.
-Sad fact: Hundreds of years ago, there were about 100,000 elephants in Thailand; today there are only about 5,0000.
-All boys in Thailand, before the age of 20, spend some time as a Buddhist monk.
-Thailand is the world’s top producer of orchids.
– The Thai language is very difficult to learn. Thai has 44 consonants (compared to our 21) and has thirty-two vowels (compared to our five).
Explore these resources for learning about Thailand in your homeschool.
Country Study – Thailand | Beyond Imagination
Thailand Copywork, Activities, and Country Booklet | Yvonne Crawford
Country Study Distance Learning – Thailand | Yvonne Crawford
Thailand Geography | NATGEOKids
FREE Thailand Lesson Plans, Games, Activities | MrDonn.com
Thailand: Facts & Life | KidCyber
All About Thailand Facts | Facts Just for Kids
Resources About Thailand | Globe Trottin’ Kids
Thailand Country Facts for Kids | Science Kids
All You Need to Know About Thailand | Easy Science for Kids
10 Fun Facts About Thailand for Kids | Multicultural Kids Blog
Fun Facts about Thailand for Kids | Mum on the Move
Thailand for Kids | Thai Embassy Washington, D.C.
Facts About Thailand | Kids World Travel Guide
Thailand – The Heart of Southeast Asia | National Geographic
Learn Thailand Country Facts, Quickly! | Our Crafty World
Thai Fun Facts, Food, Music, Language | DinoLingo
17 Interesting Facts About Thailand | Everything Everywhere
10 Fun Facts About Thailand for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs
Thailand the “Land of Smiles” | Oocities
20 Interesting Facts of Thailand | Gadsventure
FREE Printable – Facts about Thailand | Making Friends
Interesting Thailand Facts For Kids | World of Travels with Kids
Thailand Song – Learn Facts About Thailand the Musical Way | JEOGRAPHY Songs
Learn about the Thai culture with this book | Adventures in Mommydom
FREE – Thailand Flag | The Harstad Collection
Thailand Thai Asian Studies Power Point Presentation FREE PPT | Smiley Teacher
FREE – Thailand Map | The Harstad Collection
Thailand Facts Basic Information Worksheet FREE | Smiley Teacher
History of Thailand | Ducksters
Thailand and Vietnam With Preschoolers | HodgePodgeCRafts
A Taste Of Thailand: Pad See Ew + Learn About Thailand | Kid World Citizen
Thailand Activity Map FREE Download | Nancy Chandler’s Coloring Corner
Flag of Thailand FREE Coloring Page | Super Coloring
Thailand FREE Printable Worksheet | iSLCOLLECTIVE
We’re Learning All About Thailand! | Castle View Academy
All About Thailand Culture, Country, and Landscape | The Little Learner
Thailand Thematic Worksheets | Thematic Worksheets
Learn about the animals of Thailand:
Animals from Thailand 3 Part Nomenclature Cards Montessori Culture Science | Firefly and Fairy
Thailand Animals – Animals That Live In Thailand | World Atlas
Animal Tourism in Thailand: Elephants, Tigers, and Monkeys, Oh My! | The Wandering Blonde
Check out these activities and crafts to help you teach your kids about Thailand:
Thailand-Themed Activities for Kids | ChildFun
Cool Thailand Activities & Crafts | The Global Kids Clan
Hattifant’s Thailand Paper Crafts and Toys | Hattifant
Expedition Earth ~ Thailand Floating Boats Craft | Confessions of a Homeschooler
Thailand – Research Project – Interactive Notebook – Government – Mini Book | Project Based Learning with Elle Madison
Around the World in 12 Dishes: Thailand– Banana Cake | Crafty Mom Share
Adorable Thai Paper Doll Friends | Making Friends
Thailand Research Project | Globe Trottin’ Kids
Information Thailand PowerPoint | Beth Wimberly
Thailand- An Introduction to the Art, Culture, Sights, and Food | Masterpiece Momma
Country Study Research Project Templates – Thailand | Creative Classroom Core
Thailand Facts Page | Little Miss Cupcake
Your kids will enjoy exploring Thailand through videos and virtual tours:
Thai Islands: A Guided Tour – 6K 360 VR Video | VR Gorilla – Virtual Reality & 360 Videos
Thailand’s Tropical Forests from The Ambient Collection | Treadmill TV
Fire Lanterns and Fireworks in Chiang Mai -Thailand on New Years Eve 2020 | World Nature Video
T is for Thailand: Thailand for Kids Virtual Tour | Local Passport Family
Focus on Thailand! Country Profile and Geographical Info | GEOgraphy Focus
Virtual Field Trip: THAILAND | Travelicious Teacher
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Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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