air project III – “Air makes music”


After  the previous ideas to somehow conclude the air project i added the last part – “Air makes music” We already talked about the abilities what can the air do and came to the music part. Because of the availability only of few materials we made simple but still beautiful wind-chimes. Used materials: old used CD’s, pipe cleaners, beads, bells, straws…

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Air project II


As a continuation to the air project combined with the summer hot weather i came up with a simple and already done by many idea- Boats. Can be used many materials that float on water a straw and left over paper or any other material that can be used as sail.

Than together with the kids we talked about the power of the air and of course jumped into the race. If you can find a bigger container for water or even a kids pool line up few kids and ask them to blow in the sail so they will move the boat. It is a lot of fun for kids to play with water!

boat

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shuttlecock or birdie


Crafts crafts and more crafts!!!!!

Playing much badminton? if yes, i am sure you have a lot of useless birdies that can be put to a good use. Please carefully look at the pics and get inspired….

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Exercise the skills


paper sticks

The paper sticks can be used as different decorations. Can be made into a vase of plants,flowers… can be used as a thread to create a form or shape of something like an animal, alphabet, numbers ….

paper quilt

Paper quilt can be made of cut slips of paper with different colors and width. It is an excellent exercise for cognitive skills especially attention. This way the kids can practice the sustained  attentions.

paper curtain

 

Make a curtain…We know how expensive these things can be. It is extremly easy to make them. we need paper that the kids can cut in different shapes of animals, letters even different colors, than a hole puncher adn thread to connect them together into a strip. Be creative and exercise the skills….

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Bees a lot of bees


Spring time

A very nice craft, for 3 years old kids. First find something circular, like a lid maybe and get the kids to draw a line round the lid. Cut out the two circles and stick them together. Cut two other circles and fold them in half and stick them as wings. The kids will come up with other creative ideas. Here are some pics:

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Doll, car, train


Hand made toys!

Kids learn how to appreciate other peoples  efforts when they are aware that one person has dedicated their time and patience in doing something. To get this feeling i recommend to engage your kids in such activity where they will spend their time, be patient, and dedicate them into making a toy so later they will experience the procedure and cherish the effort. You wont have to worry about new toys, they will protect and enjoy the already existing toys.

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Divergent thinking


Divergent thinking means to think in an unusual, novel and unique way. It is one ability that is highly appreciated in the new modern world.

“Creativity or divergent thinking can be identified with openness in expressing feeling, receptivity to ideas, concern for others, desire to grow as a person and actualize one’s potentials. Hence creativity is the playful exploration of thoughts by a person who is open, curious and imaginative.”
 
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Promote spatial skills


Visual- spatial abilities are important for success in solving many tasks in everyday life. For example, using a map to guide yourself through an unfamiliar city, merging in traffic, orientation…

Also is important for success in many fields of study like: architecture, engineering, natural sciences, math.

“Visual-spatial ability is becoming increasingly important with the development and proliferation of new technologies such as imaging, computer graphics, data visualization, and super-computing. Highly demanding spatial tasks include the construction of mental representations of object configuration from images on several screens representing different perspectives, as in some fields of surgery.”

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Lantern art


More creativity!!!!

Practicing cutting, being bale to make something gives a sense of accomplished. Here is one very interesting craft with mixed materials.

lanterns

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Paper bag puppets


Creativity, creativity and more creativity. These puppets come with a paper bag and the rest parts of the puppet are pre-cut. It is suitable for 2 years old children and older.

One of the abilities of a 2- year old kid should be sorting by color and shape. The paper bag puppet can be the activity that you need to develop or acquire this ability. It is fun!

This age is when your kid grows from a baby to child and goes through significant development. Fine motor skills are starting to develop, uses one hand more than the other. This activity is just right to practice handedness, that will fullly develop in the later years.

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