We are a family of planners and organizers so while we were there mostly for fun and relaxation I did throw in a few learning experiences for us all to enjoy and will be posting about them in the next several posts. When we studying a location at home we often include learning about a important person, place, craft, and have a dinner that represents the country we are studying, since we were able to actually go to Hawaii, we got to see and experience many things directly which made learning all the more fun for us.
We stayed at a resort and we were able to participate in many free resort activities and I will post about two of the things we did. One was making a Orchid Lei and the other was taking Hula lessons, even Daddy joined in with us:)
|I was very surprised to find out we were making the lei's out of real orchids!|
|We were told it take about 50-60 Orchid flowers to make a single Lei. It is very easy to make and we were told any flower will work so if you have a large enough garden with 50 or 60 flowers you can make your very own lei at home.|
|First thing to do is remove the flower stem|
|flower with stem removed|
|Next take a needle with thread and go directly threw the middle of the orchid and pull through|
|We were told that you can also add leaves and other items to your lei to decorate as you wish|
|Once the lei it at the desired length simple tie the ends together|
|and place around your neck:)|
|The lei's lasted about 4 days before falling apart but we enjoyed wearing them for a few days:)|
Next we took an introduction course into Hula Lessons. We learned the four basic steps for traditional hula dancings.
|Once again this activity was free and held on the resort.|
|I thought my husband was very brave to join in considering he was the only male that did, most husbands/boyfriends stood off to the side to watch the ladies:) and take pictures.|
|Even MarioFan joined in for a little bit before tiring out:)|