Education

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Learn to sew embroidery
Learn to sew embroidery January 11, 2015 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 3-10 years Duration of activity 20-30 minutes Materials/equipment Embroidery ring/frame White fly net from a haberdashery shop or similar netting Darning needles (blunt plastic needles) Wool (younger children) or embroidery thread (older children) preferably in assorted colours Adornments like ... Read More »

Christmas around the world
Christmas around the world December 24, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Traditionally Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus, who Christians believe is the son of God. In the 21st century Christmas is also celebrated by many non-Christians who see it as a time to relax and celebrate sharing ... Read More »

Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Australia December 23, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australians celebrate Christmas with gusto. Despite a declining proportion of the population identifying as Christian (just over 60%)ABS Christmas is everywhere in Australia in December. Christmas preparations The lead up to Christmas is a busy and exciting time, as children ... Read More »

Christmas in Spain
Christmas in Spain December 18, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Traditional Christmas celebrations in Spain vary greatly in different regions of the country. This is due to the fact that Spain incorporates people from different cultures with their own customs, cuisine and languages which are influenced by different histories and ... Read More »

Christmas in Germany
Christmas in Germany December 18, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Christmas, or Weihnachten, is the most important of the major holidays in Germany. Although it is becoming less about religion and more commercialised, the German holiday season remains a time for contemplation, celebration and family and friends; and despite the ... Read More »

Christmas in Peru
Christmas in Peru December 18, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Peru is a deeply religious, mostly Christian country so it is not surprising that Christmas, or Navidad, is celebrated by almost 100% of the population. It has become, as in many parts of the world, a very commercialised holiday but ... Read More »

Make your own Santa Beard
Make your own Santa Beard December 13, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 18 months plus Duration of activity 10-30 minutes Materials/equipment Santa beard template or you can let your child draw their own beard. Cardboard or a scrap of fabric Craft glue Paintbrush Cotton wool Elastic (this is so it can ... Read More »

Christmas Angel Puppets
Christmas Angel Puppets December 13, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 18 months plus Duration of activity 1/4 to ¾ hour Materials/equipment Angel puppet template Coloured cardboard Glue Stick Drinking straws Sticky tape Colouring pencils, crayons or textas Embellishments, for examples glitter, stickers, petals, leaves, old wrapping paper or glossy ... Read More »

Counting with muffin tins
Counting with muffin tins November 29, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2-5 years Duration of activity You can fill in a few spare minutes doing one of the muffin tin counting activities or up to an hour, if you decide to repeat the activities for extra learning. Materials/equipment A muffin ... Read More »

Preparing for writing worksheets: Left to right line activities
Preparing for writing worksheets: Left to right line activities November 18, 2014 (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2-4 years Duration of activity You can fill in ten spare minutes doing one of these worksheets with your toddler. If you have a longer period of time you could spend an hour or so doing all of the ... Read More »







 
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