Our Week: Dinosaur Theme

Dinosaur Sensory Play

Our second last theme for the year was Dinosaurs this week! The kids loved it, and the teacher learned a thing or two about dinosaurs too! Crafts Handprint crafts are always cute, and a great keepsake too! The kids used a template to draw the egg. Then they painted it using the marbling effect: egg […]

Our Week: Sports Theme


This week we talked about Sports. Different types of sports, ball sports, winter and summer sports, the Olympics etc. The kids made an Olympic rings picture, identifying the 5 colours and tracing circles as part of the assessments we are still doing. We made soccer balls from paper plates. I made this template from a […]

Play and Learn with Sticky Sticks


Affiliate links provided for your convenience When I’m in the shops, I always look for things we can use in teaching, and making the learning fun. So the other day I saw these craft foam sticks in a chinese shop here by us, and I bought them. I did not use them immediately, only a […]

Recycled Christmas Tree Ornament


This month we are joining Project: Recycle & Create with reusing old clothes! Since it is almost Christmas time, I’d thought it a good idea to come up with an ornament, using some old fleece tops of the kids. This was rather easy: I cut up the fabric into blocks, making the blocks smaller and […]

Our Week: Gifts and Giving Theme


This week we had a different focus: teaching the children about giving. It is not in a childs nature to be givers, they are too egocentric, but we, as educators and parents, need to teach them about this matter. We had a community service project where each household needed to bring certain items for the […]

Paper Bag Christmas Countdown Calendar


In less than a month Advent will start, or counting down to Christmas. We made up the Advent Box as a fundraiser for our school. Inside the numbered paper bags you’ll find small toys and sweets, some with a Christmas theme: eg. Christmas stickers, cracker, crayons to colour some Christmas pictures etc. How can you […]

Our Week: Shopping Theme


This was another busy week: concert practice, evaluation and learning about shopping! We used coins this week for different learning activities. The “coin concept” is difficult to grasp for the little ones, but nevertheless we did it in a fun way! I’ve asked the children to bring 10 brown coins to school. We used these […]

Benefits of Messy Sensory Play

Benefits of messy sensory play

Sensory play can sometimes be messy, and most of the time the more messy, the more fun! And it is not just about fun, it has so many benefits. What can be so benificial to getting dirty you may ask? Let me explain: All children(and adults) have sensory needs: through our senses we make sense(excuse […]

Our Week: Celebrations Theme 2


This week we talked a bit more about celebrations(in between practicing for our Christmas concert, so we have less time for in-class activities as usual). We covered New Year’s Celebrations, Valentine’s Day and Easter. Crafts These fire crackers were made by the kids by cutting a rectangle, triangle and another rectangle with small triangles cut […]

Our Week: Celebrations Theme 1

Balloon Collage Craft

We are back after a week of school holidays, and ready for the last term! This week our theme was Celebrations, and we mainly focussed our discussions and activities on birthday celebrations and weddings. Our Crafts This balloon collage craft was great for practicing scissors skills: I made oval prints on the back of old […]