This lovely package came from Malaysia. I absolutely LOVE getting these Cultural Exchange pacakges. It is so different from what you get online. From the net you get mainly touristy things but if a person puts some information together themselves, then it just seems more real, and of course much more individual.. and I love the personal touch of every package.
So this lovely Malaysian family introduced us to Upin and Ipin. I had no idea that these cute twins existed. We watched many episodes with my daughter on YouTube. Such a cute cartoon! You can see Upin and Ipin on the stamps in the middle and on the jigsaw. These stamps feature Malaysian folk games. What a lovely idea for stamps!
As Malaysia is a multicultural country people celebrate many different holidays. Like Eid al Fitr, Diwali, Chinese New Year and the Harvest Festivals, Gawai Dayak and Pesta Kaamatan. You can see a red purse here with some coins for Chinese New Year and underneath it there is a greeting card for Eid. And I love this Chinese New Year decoration- it`s so pretty!
And have a look at this beaded pencil cover! Isn`t it beautiful! I had no idea what it was before I read the enclosed letter :) So I put our Peppa Pig pencil in there.
The Pepper Sweets were so yummy!
Together witha Malaysian flag, stamps and stickers we found a hibiscus colouring page and lots of info about this beautiful and interesting country.
And we tried yet another recipe!
As you can see we discovered another wonderful blog full of delicious recipes!
So we started our Malaysian evening by exploring the beautiful country
and watching some cute movies
followed by tasty food
and the best part is still to come..
The lovely Malaysian family has enclosed description of FIVE games to play with kids.
And when I saw
I had to give it a try.
But where to get this boat shaped block?
an egg box!!!
So I needed a box with 2 x 7 little “holes” and two big ones. I took a big egg box and stapled two ends from another egg box to this one. Finally I stapled two ends of a lid to make two big “holes”.
For playing we took 96 little buttons but you can use seeds or marbles or pebbles or whatever you have got on hand. Click here to get the game instructions.
Or watch this video:
We all enjoyed the Kongkak game!
And now we need to figure out how to play
Aren`t they just cute names!
I love the language!