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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blossoming tree


The spelling of tree is not just right, but it is very nice project. Teaching the seasons can be sometimes difficult, regarding the division of the seasons and the country that you are teaching in. Some countries just do not have the generalized season classification and characteristics so we need super cool project or idea to teach. One classroom teacher and her kids made this tree and presented the weather throughout the year. When it was summer or spring or winter or any season they showed the tree in the usual characteristics of the country’s climate.  Here is spring in Japan with the white or you can make them pink blossoms.

I personally think this was great idea. So choose your country and present the season as it is in particular countries. The kids will have better idea and will know more about the world and not only their own city or country.

Other ideas: Winter in Finland, Autumn in Germany or Thailand depending what you want to present…

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Rainy Season


It is Spring and in some parts of the world it is rainy season

Here are some ideas and crafts that you can use in your classroom or at home.

http://www.dltk-teach.com/books/littlecritter/index.htm  the little critter doll hat you can dress in rain coat,boots,hat…

I did print the white and black version of the clothes and gave it to the kids to use their own imagination to color, cut and stick on the color version of the critter doll. Here are the 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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Imagination developing toys


Everyone has a potential of developing powerful imagination. Imagination is an inner vision that can be developed through exercises and games. There are millions of toys that can help us develop this useful ability. Here is one that is made of wood. It is ecologically friendly and has no hazardous effect on  kids.

It consists of small wooden parts in different shapes, clouds, flowers with different colors. Two backgrounds one white where kids can draw with markers and one black can draw with chocks.

This toy is perfect combination of drawing and making collages.

Price 2$

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Imagionation


“The soul never thinks without a picture.” – Aristotle

How important is for kids to develop imagination is unquestionable. our kids need this ability so later in their adult life they can cope and solve problems easily.

“From a neurological perspective, when children engage in imagination and creativity, their brains are signal processing at a higher level: they are literally seeing, sensing, hearing and feeling more of the world. Imaginative activities need never be seen as a luxury, but rather a necessity to all-round development.” http://www.cbeebies.com

Here is one tool: Chenille stem, buttons, wiggly eyes

When should kids stop playing? 1


Never!!!

Kids should not be exposed to stereotypical learning math, writing until they are 7 or even older. We should not shape their mind into the stereotypical thinking and do not kill their imagination. Different age brings different interests, indulge these interests and let your kids find their own future.

DIY: EVA  3D laptop collage  bags

EVA material, needle, thread

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Make Food


 

It is very important for our kids to get normal playtime and not to clutter their time by joining some structured skill building activities. This free playtime it is essential for developing the most valuable gift of all: the imagination.

 

Imagination is one of the basic and most important skills for survival furthermore success in life. Imagination can help in solving problems, overcoming any difficulties in one word to becoming better adults.

 

Here is one of the many toys that can provoke and enhance imagination.

 

 

 

It is very important for our kids to get normal playtime and not to clutter their time by joining some structured skill building activities. This free playtime it is essential for developing the most valuable gift of all: the imagination.

 

Imagination is one of the basic and most important skills for survival furthermore success in life. Imagination can help in solving problems, overcoming any difficulties in one word to becoming better adults.

 

 

 

Here is one of the many toys that can provoke and enhance imagination.

 

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