29th June – 10th July
This project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about celebrations. Learning may focus and different types of celebrations that take place and who may celebrate them. It could look at how people celebrate different events differently in other parts of the world.
What does celebration mean to you ?
Watch with your child. Make an A-Z list of celebrations around the world. How many can they find?
What have they celebrated this year with their friends and family? Can they remember celebrating their birthday? How did they celebrate their birthday? Could they draw a picture of their special celebration? Can they interview a family member about their favourite celebration? What did they do? Who can they remember?
Create a celebration card for a family member.
What will they put on the front? Will it be pictures or will they write a birthday poem? Can they use different materials to design their celebration card?
Bake a cake
Weigh out the ingredients and bake a cake for a celebration. Can they write the instructions and send them to a friend? Can they tweet their school with a photo of their cake and instructions?
Design a celebration party
Ask your child to choose a celebration. Who would they invite? Get them to make a list of things they will need? (banners, balloons etc...) Would they have to have a dress code? Can they design a celebration invite? On a piece of paper can they think about the colours and pictures they may have.
Can your child name the months in order? What do they notice about them? (Look at the letters at the beginning of the month.) Can they think of a celebration for each month they may have with their family? Find out when it’s people's birthdays or anniversaries. Which month has the most celebrations?
Ask your child how many seasons we have? Can they name them?
What can they see? Can they see any flowers? Or new buds? Can they draw a picture of what they can see using different materials?
Collect some materials to create a Seasons Calendar. Think about the design and what they will need.
Spring is in the air:
Spring is around us: Can they look around the house to see what they can use to make a crafty spring project.
Celebrations across the four season:
Think about all of the celebrations we have around the world. Can they name them and place them into the correct seasons?
Autumn: Diwali, Bonfire Night, Harvest Festival , Hanukkah
Winter: Christmas, New Year
Spring: Holi, Easter, Mother’s day
Summer: Father’s day, EID, Vesak
Create a card for each of these celebrations.
How will their designs be different? Are there particular colours they can use? Could they make a pop up card? Could they make a card using no pen and only fabric?
Think about Easter celebrations:
What do we do at Easter time? Could they make an Easter card for a friend at school?
Have they ever taken part in an ‘Egg and Spoon Race?’
Find four friends or family members to take part. (The rule is to balance an egg or similarly shaped item upon a spoon and race with it to the finishing line) You can decide on the prize: it could be an Easter Egg or a day of wearing PJs all day!
Talk to an adult and ask about any traditional celebrations you may have as a family. Why do you celebrate them? How do you celebrate them and when?
Do you have to wear different clothes and eat different food?
Gather the family and sing the song ‘Celebration’:
Can you add actions to the dance? Could you have a concert and perform to your family and friends?