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Community - day 4 - my communmities

These activities can be done alone, but work best with one or more friends on a video chat like Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.

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Week 7 -Day 4

​Grades K-3

<h3>Mindfulness Activity</h3> <p>Trivia Question: What shape does the Calgary Tower resemble?</p> <p>a) A big square box<br /> b) A cupcake<br /> c) The shape of the letter T</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>My Miniature Community</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Recycled products</li> <li>Brown paper bags</li> <li>Paint</li> <li>Construction paper</li> <li>Crayons or markers</li> <li>Scissors</li> </ul> <p>Have your child re-create your community using recycled products. Include your community association, grocery store, the nearest park, fire station, library, recreation centre and anything else you think is important.</p> <p>For example, you can make a building out of a brown paper bag. Cut out doors and windows using construction paper and glue it to the bag.</p> <img src="/CSPS/athome/PublishingImages/learning/Lesson-plans/Week-7/Mini-community.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /> <h3>Fence Gallery</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Artist's canvas or cardboard</li> <li>Paint</li> <li>Markers</li> <li>Mod podge (to make your own mix 2 cup of white glue with 1/3 cup of water)</li> </ul> <p>Have your child create a couple pieces of art and seal it with mod podge. Hang your artwork on your fence to create your own gallery. If you don’t have a fence, can you find a place where you could put your artwork up in public?</p> <p>Invite your neighbours to do the same. Then plan a gallery night where neighbours can take turns walking by and view everyone’s artwork. Make sure you are maintaining a safe physical distance while you take turns looking at the art.</p> <p>You can also take pictures of your fence gallery and email it to your community association.</p> <h3>Flower Garden</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Different coloured pieces of paper</li> <li>Crayons</li> <li>Markers</li> <li>Paint</li> </ul> <p>On your next family walk, have your child take notes and/or pictures of all the different flowers, grass and other plants that are growing around your community. Notice different colours, textures and sizes. Help identify the different types of plants you’re seeing.</p> <p>At home, have your child re-create the flowers and trees that you saw on your walk with paper. You can scrunch up different pieces of paper to create tree buds or flower petals.</p> <h3>Review Questions</h3> <p>Ask your child:</p> <ul> <li>What do you like most about your community? (Feel)</li> <li>Each community is a little different. Do you think there is something missing in your community? (Think)</li> <li>What other ways can we show support to our community during this time? (Act)</li> </ul> <h3>Mindfulness Trivia Answer</h3> <p>Answer: A cupcake</p> ​​

  • ​Grades K-3
  • ​Grades K-3

    Mindfulness Activity

    Trivia Question: What shape does the Calgary Tower resemble?

    a) A big square box
    b) A cupcake
    c) The shape of the letter T

    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?

    My Miniature Community

    Supplies:

    • Recycled products
    • Brown paper bags
    • Paint
    • Construction paper
    • Crayons or markers
    • Scissors

    Have your child re-create your community using recycled products. Include your community association, grocery store, the nearest park, fire station, library, recreation centre and anything else you think is important.

    For example, you can make a building out of a brown paper bag. Cut out doors and windows using construction paper and glue it to the bag.

    Fence Gallery

    Supplies:

    • Artist's canvas or cardboard
    • Paint
    • Markers
    • Mod podge (to make your own mix 2 cup of white glue with 1/3 cup of water)

    Have your child create a couple pieces of art and seal it with mod podge. Hang your artwork on your fence to create your own gallery. If you don’t have a fence, can you find a place where you could put your artwork up in public?

    Invite your neighbours to do the same. Then plan a gallery night where neighbours can take turns walking by and view everyone’s artwork. Make sure you are maintaining a safe physical distance while you take turns looking at the art.

    You can also take pictures of your fence gallery and email it to your community association.

    Flower Garden

    Supplies:

    • Different coloured pieces of paper
    • Crayons
    • Markers
    • Paint

    On your next family walk, have your child take notes and/or pictures of all the different flowers, grass and other plants that are growing around your community. Notice different colours, textures and sizes. Help identify the different types of plants you’re seeing.

    At home, have your child re-create the flowers and trees that you saw on your walk with paper. You can scrunch up different pieces of paper to create tree buds or flower petals.

    Review Questions

    Ask your child:

    • What do you like most about your community? (Feel)
    • Each community is a little different. Do you think there is something missing in your community? (Think)
    • What other ways can we show support to our community during this time? (Act)

    Mindfulness Trivia Answer

    Answer: A cupcake

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  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 4-6

  • Grades 7+
  • Grades 7+

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