Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Random act of kindness day

 

This is one of my very favorite videos showing how a random act of kindness can spread.
Of course, being kind is not only for one day, but imagine if everyone could do one good thing a day, how the world can change.
This is the day to talk about this with your kids or your students.
Show them the video, make lists together on how to be kind to others.
Or simply use one of the lists below:



Have fun!

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Lego Day




What to do on Lego day?
Play of course! 
If you are a teacher, you can practise the numbers the colours and adjectives (long, short, big, small) with your students or have them create something and play the guess game:
After the students have made their creations they ask each other: "What have I made? / What is this?"
"Is it a....", "Yes, it is / No, it isn't"

You can also watch lego movies!!!
Have fun!

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

National geographic day

 


What a special day to celebrate. 

The first issue of the magazine was published in 1888 and it is still going!

What can you do today? 

Buy a national geographic magazine and read the interesting atricles - watch the beautiful photos.

Alternatively, you can check the online articles or watch their you tube channel for children with your family or students. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Australia Day


International days are always an opportunity to learn something new!

This day is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet at Port Jackson in New South Wales in 1788 and is considered a National day.

So, this is the time for you and your students to learn more about this woderful country.

  • Have your students prepare a presentation about Australia. You can divide them into groups and they can all choose a diffferent subject: History, indigenous culture, animals, geography.
  • With younger children, you can colour a kangaroo or a koala and talk about these wonderful animals
  • You can read and show some interesting facts about this country - Have the students look ath the pictures and guess what the information will be.
  • If you are at home, try cooking some Australian dishes
As always: Have fun!

 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Science fiction day


 This could actually be MY favourite day. January 2nd 1920 is the actual birthday of Isaac Asimov, a well-known science fiction writer. Two of his most famous books are "Nightfall" and "Foundation Trilogy". He has written and edited more that 500 books and he was the person who coined the term "robotics" in one of his stories. A lot of books have been inspired by his work.

What to do on that day?

Start a science fiction book or a story.

Watch a science fiction film or series.

If you want to do something special with your students, have them draw an alien and write a story about   his / her life and environment.

Or have them describe an imaginary gadget of the future.

Whatever you do, have fun!

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Make cut out snowflakes day

 

Holiday time - game time!
Snowflakes easy to make, lots of fun with your children or students.
If you are a teacher, have students watch a video and write the instructions or follow the instructions to make a snowflake!
Have fun!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Thank you note day

 


I am sure that you have somebody to thank. It can be your colleague who has helped you, your partner for being there, your children who love you and so many people who sometimes are not noticed and appreciated.
Today is the day to say thank you.
Organise a special day for your children or students and write and send Thank you notes (paper or email)
Have fun!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Eggnog day

 


Festive days, festive drinks

There are numerous recipes for this delightful beverage and you can make it with or without alcohol.

So try the recipe with your family and friends!

Cheers!


Monday, December 21, 2020

Look on the bright side day


These days are tough. For both adults and children. What can we do to brighten up our day a bit?
  • Take a break
  • Eat / drink something delicious
  • Listen to your favourite song and dance to it
  • Look at the pictures of your latest holiday
  • Give somebody a compliment
  • Call a friend
  • Play with your pets 
  • Spend time with your children 
  • Watch a pleasant movie to make your mood
  • Write a gratitude journal
Remember to take care of yourself

 

Friday, December 18, 2020

Bake a cookie day

 



One more opportunity to bake!! Especially nowadays that we are confined in our homes. 
Find a simple recipe and bake with your children! Give everybody a task. This way the cookies will be more tasty when they're ready.
If you are a teacher you can jumble the instructions of a recipe and have your students put the sentences in the correct order. 
Or have your students match the correct instruction with a picture.
Have fun!

Monday, December 14, 2020

Yoga day

 


I think that this is also a day for me. Although I am a bit "out of order" lately, I thing this is an opportunity to get back on track!

What to do on Yoga day with your children or your students?

Try some simple exercises to stretch. These are much needed in the past few months, since everybody spends so much time sitting in front of the screen and learning or working.

If you are a teacher, you can practise vocabulary with body parts and movement verbs. 

And how about some simple meditating for you and your students to relieve stress? Follow the link t find out more! 

Have fun!

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Poinsettia Day

 


This time of the year, poinsettia flowers are everywhere! Poinsettia is also called "the star of BethlehemThis was my late mother's favourite flower and I remember she used to bring me one every year! 

This day you can decorate your home or your classroom with these flowers.

You can talk to your children or your students about it, read a book about it, have them draw or paint. Older children / students can read about the story of the plant and answer questions or present the information they have found.

Here are some ideas:

Celebrate Poinsettia Day

The legend of poinsettia

The origin of poinsettia

Have fun!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Human Rights Day

 


A wonderful day to talk about human rights, equity, equality, and all the basic needs of a human that sometimes are not respected

Here you can find a list with lesson plans about human rights:

What are Human rights?

An introduction to human rights and responsibilities

Human rights for southasian schools (lots of material that can be used everywhere)

Human Rights - British Council