sábado, 21 de marzo de 2015

March crafts and activities

"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. "-Rainer Maria Rilke

With spring around the corner, and exams and evaluations recently finished, there is a wide range of activities that enhance creativity and learning. This is one part of the term that most students enjoy. There is more time to dedicate to what they really like, enjoy nature and make the most of it.

Here is a series of activities that had been done during March. It can be an inspiration for this month's activities.

1. Spring bracelets 
Children love bracelets. It is a new fashion to wear all kinds and all materials. This one uses a paper roll cardboard and it recycles it into various bracelets that can be decorated as pleased.

 2. Plasticine ladybirds

Playing with plasticine is one of the top favourite activities among children. For this activity all you need is some jar lids, red and black plasticine and some black cardboard. Children fill the jar lids and count the spots on each ladybird.

 3. Tea in a teapot

In Albany, we are great tea consumers. Children are sometimes fascinated with our cups and more than once I was asked how my tea smelled or tasted. This is how the idea of creating personalised tea pots came to me. All you need is some cardboard to cut in a teapot shape and decorate and a real tea bag that can be used later.

4: Father's Day card

Father's Day  is being celebrated each year on the 19th of March in Spain. A nice idea is to create a tie-card and some moustache props to have fun in class.

5. St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day is being celebrated every year on the 17th of March. It is Ireland's most famous festival and it is considered as the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other. In Albany, we have a close connection and relationship with Ireland. Every year different groups of students go for summer camps and the experience has always been positive. It is a way to promote different culture and diversity.
Hurry up and choose your month's activity!
Happy March!