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Week 7 -Day 1

​Grades K-3

<h3>Mindfulness Activity:</h3> <p>Trivia question: How many people live in Calgary?</p> <p>a) 1.3 million<br /> b) 500 thousand<br /> c) 5 million</p> <p>Mindfulness Activity:</p> <ul> <li>Put your palms together at chest height.</li> <li>Push your hands against each other as hard as you can.</li> <li>Which muscle gets tired first?</li> </ul> <h3>Family Tree</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Green and white paper</li> <li>Scissors</li> <li>Paint or markers</li> </ul> <p>Have each person in your home trace their hand onto a green piece of paper and write their name on it.</p> <p>Have your child cut out a tree trunk and colour it in. Then cut out the hand prints and glue them to the trunk to make a family tree.</p> <p>Who else is part of your family (aunties and uncles, grandparents, close friends)? Create hands for all the people who are important parts of your family and add them to your tree.</p> <img src="/CSPS/athome/PublishingImages/learning/Lesson-plans/Week-7/Family-tree.jpg" alt="Family tree" style="margin:5px" /> <h3>Spoon Puppets</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Plastic spoons (one for each member of your family)</li> <li>Permanent markers or paint</li> <li>Yarn</li> <li>Cardboard</li> <li>Scissors</li> <li>Hot glue gun</li> </ul> <p>Have your child paint or colour each spoon a different colour for each member of your family.</p> <p>Use cardboard to draw and cut out a typical outfit each person would wear. Glue it to the spoon with the spoon’s scoop facing away from you. Use yarn to create the hair and glue it in place.</p> <p>You can add googly eyes to create the face or just use regular permanent marker.</p> <p>Have your child make a play using your spoon puppet family.</p> <img src="/CSPS/athome/PublishingImages/learning/Lesson-plans/Week-7/Spoon-puppets.jpg" alt="Spoon puppets" style="margin:5px" /> <h3>Cat and Mouse</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Paper towel</li> <li>String</li> <li>Masking tape</li> <li>Large kitchen lid</li> <li>Two dice</li> <li>Tokens – use pennies or whatever you have around the house (5 tokens for each player)</li> <li>Two or more people</li> </ul> <p>Make a mouse for each player: Roll a piece of paper towel up into a ball (about 1-2 inches long). Tie a 2-foot piece of string to the rolled up tissue.</p> <p>Tape a circle on the floor (carpet works best). The circle should be bigger than the large kitchen lid.</p> <p>Put all the mice in the circle and have each player hold the end of their mouse's string. Give each player 5 tokens.</p> <p>One person holds &quot;the cat&quot; (kitchen lid) in one hand and two dice in the other hand. They roll the dice as many times as they can until they get two of the same number (make sure everyone can see). If the cat rolls two of the same number, they can slam down the lid into the circle to try and catch the mice.</p> <p>The people with mice try to pull on the string so they don't get caught by the cat. If your mouse is caught, you must pay one token.</p> <p>If you run out of tokens, you’re out of the game. Or the cat can give you a silly task to complete to earn a token back.</p> <h3>Review Questions:</h3> <p>Ask your child:</p> <ul> <li>How does it feel to think about all the people in your family? (Feel)</li> <li>Everyone has a special role in their family unit. What do you think your role is? (Think)</li> <li>What are some ways you can help out more in your family? (Act)</li> </ul> <h3>Mindfulness Trivia Answer</h3> <p>Answer: 1.3 million​​</p>

  • ​Grades K-3
  • ​Grades K-3

    Mindfulness Activity:

    Trivia question: How many people live in Calgary?

    a) 1.3 million
    b) 500 thousand
    c) 5 million

    Mindfulness Activity:

    • Put your palms together at chest height.
    • Push your hands against each other as hard as you can.
    • Which muscle gets tired first?

    Family Tree

    Supplies:

    • Green and white paper
    • Scissors
    • Paint or markers

    Have each person in your home trace their hand onto a green piece of paper and write their name on it.

    Have your child cut out a tree trunk and colour it in. Then cut out the hand prints and glue them to the trunk to make a family tree.

    Who else is part of your family (aunties and uncles, grandparents, close friends)? Create hands for all the people who are important parts of your family and add them to your tree.

    Family tree

    Spoon Puppets

    Supplies:

    • Plastic spoons (one for each member of your family)
    • Permanent markers or paint
    • Yarn
    • Cardboard
    • Scissors
    • Hot glue gun

    Have your child paint or colour each spoon a different colour for each member of your family.

    Use cardboard to draw and cut out a typical outfit each person would wear. Glue it to the spoon with the spoon’s scoop facing away from you. Use yarn to create the hair and glue it in place.

    You can add googly eyes to create the face or just use regular permanent marker.

    Have your child make a play using your spoon puppet family.

    Spoon puppets

    Cat and Mouse

    Supplies:

    • Paper towel
    • String
    • Masking tape
    • Large kitchen lid
    • Two dice
    • Tokens – use pennies or whatever you have around the house (5 tokens for each player)
    • Two or more people

    Make a mouse for each player: Roll a piece of paper towel up into a ball (about 1-2 inches long). Tie a 2-foot piece of string to the rolled up tissue.

    Tape a circle on the floor (carpet works best). The circle should be bigger than the large kitchen lid.

    Put all the mice in the circle and have each player hold the end of their mouse's string. Give each player 5 tokens.

    One person holds "the cat" (kitchen lid) in one hand and two dice in the other hand. They roll the dice as many times as they can until they get two of the same number (make sure everyone can see). If the cat rolls two of the same number, they can slam down the lid into the circle to try and catch the mice.

    The people with mice try to pull on the string so they don't get caught by the cat. If your mouse is caught, you must pay one token.

    If you run out of tokens, you’re out of the game. Or the cat can give you a silly task to complete to earn a token back.

    Review Questions:

    Ask your child:

    • How does it feel to think about all the people in your family? (Feel)
    • Everyone has a special role in their family unit. What do you think your role is? (Think)
    • What are some ways you can help out more in your family? (Act)

    Mindfulness Trivia Answer

    Answer: 1.3 million​​

  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 4-6

  • Grades 7+
  • Grades 7+

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