Thursday, February 24

Facts about Yurts

Happy thankful Thursday to you!! 

May you have a terrific day!

Today and every day is a good day to count all your blessings that you have been given! Be sure to give thanks for all of those blessing and the lessons that turn into blessings!

We are on letter Yy of the gratitude alphabet. Y is for Yurt!  What are you thankful for that begins with the letter Y?

Jinger is grateful for yurts. She thinks they are neat! Do you know what a yurt is? Yurts have been around for thousands of years in Central Asia. A Yurt is kind of like a tent but only round. Nomads use yurts instead of living in a home because yurts are easy to take down and move to a new location. Yurts are still used today. People can take a vacation and stay in a yurt. That would be a fun experience! It would be like camping out in the woods in a tent. Have you ever stayed in a yurt?


Facts about Yurts:

1. Another name for a yurt is ger. A ger is just like a yurt. A ger is the older traditional style of yurt. The Mongolian people call a yurt a ger.

2. Yurts were originally used by people living in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey.

3. Yurts are easier to heat than a square house is. Yurts can keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer with the right equipment. There is usually a fireplace in the middle of the yurt for heating and cooking.

4. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours to set up a yurt depending on the size of the yurt and how many people are helping you put it together.


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Get your free printable yurt worksheet here:

 Y is for Yurt

Books about Yurts/Gers:

1. Story of the Mongolian Tent House by Dashdondog Jamba

2. Practical Yurts: by Steven Hatch

3. Wonderful Houses Around the World by Yoshio Komatsu

4. A Place Called Home: by Kate Baker

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