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IMPORTANT: DISCLAIMER​

We are all supporting our healthcare workers as they work tirelessly on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19. People around the world are showing their support and appreciation in different ways.

Here we are reproducing an image found on the webpage of Europol, which is a simple way how to say Thank You to all the healthcare workers on our islands.​

Europol_children's drawing.jpg


Children are invited to download this image, colour it in, and post in online on the FES Facebook page, and also put in on display in windows and balconies. Let us show them that we appreciate their efforts and sacrifices.

Date: 2nd June 2020
​Name: Blooming Flowers
​Objective: The children observe the experiment and learn how flowers bloom in spring


Resources Required: Colours, Blank paper, Scissors, Compass, Pencil, Plate filled with water.​

Topic: Spring




Date: 1st June 2020
​Name: Homemade Table Soccer
​Objective: To foster creativity and creating a safe toy to play with competitively with members of the family, motor skills


A homemade table soccer set made of everyday items one can find at home to play along with their family! 

 

Date: 22nd May 2020
​Name: Cow Mask
​Objective: Creativity and Motor Skills


Find the video below:

 


Date: 21st May 2020
​Name: Magic Milk Experiment


Learning Objectives : 

Maths – counting recognition of shapes and colours.

Art - Marbling Science having knowledge that milk has fat and when soap is added, it reduces the surface tension of the milk and reacts with the fat. Observing.

Recourses:

Plate, milk, assorted food colourings, dish soap and cotton buds, paper (optional)

Method:

Pour a little milk at the bottom of the plate. Add a few drops of food colouring to the milk introduce the soap with the cotton buds. Be creative and make different designs. Transfer on a paper and let it dry.

Date: 20th May 2020
​Name: The Wise Parrot


Objectives:

  • Language and communication skills
  • Imaginative and creative skills
  • Cognitive skills
  • Exploring the world around them
  • Fine motor skills

Resources:

  • Paint
  • Paper plates

Date: 18th May 2020
​Name: Sandwich Sushi

Making Sandwich sushi will help children be creative and get them to like this healthy snack that is different. Children will learn how to follow these easy steps and get to know about the different ingredients they can use to make their snack delicious

Learning Objective:

  • Using equipment safely and correctly.
  • Able to hypothesize results and discoveries.
  • Being able to talk about what they are seeing, feeling, tasting, smelling and discovering.
  • Observing changes: developing their observational skills and identify changes and differences

Ingredients

  • Slices of bread
  • Cream Cheese
  • Carrot
  • Tuna
  • Cucumber
  • You can change the ingredients according to your liking

Date: 15th May 2020
​Name: Tree Blossom
​Objective: Fine motor skills when they are using the scissors and scrunching the kite paper


Resources:

- Scissors
- Brown paint
- Paintbrush
- Pink or white tissue paper
- Glue
- Toilet paper roll

Method:

Step 1: First, you need to paint the tube brown. Pour a little brown paint onto a tray and use a brush to paint the whole toilet paper roll.

Step 2: Make several cuts down the sides of one end of the tube. These will make the branches of your tree. Make sure you are not cutting too far down the tube!

Step 3: Once you are happy with your cuts, gently press down and open out the pieces you have just cut. Now you have a tree shape!

Step 4: Next, carefully scrunch and roll some small pieces of tissue paper or crepe paper into little blossoms.

Step 5: Carefully dab a little glue along the ends of the branches and stick the blossom on. Then allow to dry.

Date: 13th May 2020
​Name: Dancing Raisins
​Objective: Exploring and investigating, Observing, Identifying changes, Gaining knowledge on how raisins move around in the drinking glasss


R
esources

  • Clear drinking glass
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Water
  • 6 Raisins
  • 12 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon

Method

  1. Fill half the glass with water
  2. Add a teaspoon of baking powder and stir until it dissolves
  3. Drop 6 tiny pieces of raisins in the glass.
  4. Pour 12 tablespoons of vinegar into the glass and watch the raisins slowly rise to the surface, the fall back down again.


Date: 11th May 2020
​Name: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
​Objective: ​Creativity, motor skills


Resources:

  • Recycled Paper
  • Paint
  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Paintbrush
  • 2 Small thread
  • Glitter glue
  • Marker
  • Glue​



Date: 8th May 2020
​Name: Symmetrical Painted Buttefly

Resources Needed:

  • Cardstock,
  • Paper,
  • Coloured paint
  • Pipe cleaner

1. Fold the cardstock/paper in half. Using different coloured paint splatter drops of paint onto one side of the cardstock/paper.

2. Refold the cardstock and press it so that the paint inside the cardstock spreads.

3. Open the cardstock and let it dry.

4. Refold the cardstock/paper and cut a butterfly shape.

5. Open the butterfly and twist a pipe cleaner round the middle part of the butterfly forming the antenna. 


 



Date: 4th May 2020
​Name: Old McDonald Had a Farm


All FES Childcare Educators are busy preparing wonderful activities for the children in their respective centres. These are uploaded daily on the FB pages of each centre.

Here one can follow the delightful nursery rhyme Old McDonald Had a Farm, animated by the handmade puppets made by Ms Graziella Schembri at It-Tbissima Childcare Centre. Her hard work has paid off and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we did.​ 


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