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Among the planned activities at the kindergarten is the keeping of the tradition and the cultural values. Easter as one of the biggest holidays is widely celebrated, thus a whole activity day for this holiday along with a prep-days is planned
The purpose of this activity is for the children to: -learn about Easter; -stimulate creativity; -develop artistic techniques (dying eggs with colors and painting); -work in teams and cooperate with their teachers/educators. The outcome of the activity is: -decorated kindergarten rooms with a handmade ornaments made by the kindergarten group; -attained adequate knowledge about the holiday (its preparations, symbols etc.) -developed artistic skills at children.


Children in the kindergarten learn about the World Health Day through a medicine game. The purpose is to learn the importance of going to the doctors for a control checks in order to keep the health and prevent from diseases. The outcome of this activity is that through a game, the children learn about the various types of doctor’s examinations.


Within the curricula at the kindergarten are the celebrations of the various common events, among which the Planet Earth Day. The activities happen on the exact date and the children are informed in advance about it. The purpose of this activity is: -learn about the Planet Earth; -stimulate creativity; -brainstorming; -develop artistic techniques (painting); -work in teams and cooperate with their teachers/educators. The outcome of the activity is: -decorated kindergarten rooms with a handmade ornaments made by the kindergarten group; -attained adequate knowledge about the Planet Earth Day.


Simple recipes and age appropriate tools are involved in baking with small children. Measuring ingredients, kneading doughs and designing their creations are skills that stimulate the mind and involve intelligence. It's such a beautiful experience for the children who are engaging their senses and learning vital life skills, while having fun with loved ones. Baking with small children is a fun activity that fosters creativity, learning, and bonding with caregivers. It gives children the basic cooking skills and enables them to discover different ingredients whilst producing tasty treats. The benefits of this activity are to stimulate brain development, taste perception, motor skills, language learning, creativity and confidence building. The emotional connection between children and their caregivers is also strengthened.


Biodiversity exploration is a journey where children are introduced to diverse life forms around them. Through fun activities, this experience teaches them to appreciate and protect the environment. Environmental awareness, brain development, emotional connectivity with nature and enhanced sense of well being are the benefits. Children start their journey to become nature-loving personalities!


Experiential learning is designed to give young children a hands-on experience that makes learning fun and relevant. It nurtures critical thinking, creativity, and emotional intelligence. It is a way to provide children with practical knowledge, strengthen their confidence and create lasting memories which enables them to be curious and confident lifelong learners. Through engaging experiences, children discover the world!


Through interactive exhibits, cultural practices, and historical artefacts, this activity takes children on an exciting journey. It seeks to raise cultural awareness, empathy and acceptance of different traditions. The benefits include the development of linguistic skills, analytical thinking and a sense of international citizenship.


Recycling is an educational activity for young children and teaches them how to care for the environment. Kids learn to sort recyclables and understand the importance of reducing waste through hands-on experiences. Environmental awareness, accountability, teamwork and creativity are promoted through this activity.


Come to find out what a joy planting trees is! These important activities, while teaching children about the conservation of the environment, are bringing them closer to nature. To combat climate change, to support biodiversity and improve air quality, children learn the importance of trees. Planting trees gives children the opportunity to make a positive impact, to foster a love of nature, and to develop a sense of responsibility.


The following suggested design responds to specific key words: collaboration among children, teacher-children collaboration, critical thinking, community (category I), creativity, inclusion-diversity (category II), craft ship, expressiveness, play, assessment, events (category III). Indicative aims: To identify the characteristics of the forest and recognise it as an ecosystem with a complex and interconnected web of relationships and balances. To recognise water as an essential element for life, flora, and fauna within the forest. To formulate and discuss their ideas for the construction of a 3D forest model. To propose materials and justify their suggestions regarding materials that serve their decisions (i.e., model construction) To collect information about forest animals, classify their information and construct a concept map. To choose specific forest animals and decide what they need to investigate to make a presentation to their class. To create interactive games based on the information they have collected about forest animals. To choose different ways of expression, recognising the different languages ​​available to them for expressing themselves. To relate the forest and human activities and to think about possible dangers that threaten the forest, but also ways in which the forest can be protected. To identify information from an audio-visual text and explain what evidence they relied upon to formulate their conclusions. To respect their classmates’ opinion and to be equally involved in the process of dialogue with each other and with their kindergarten teacher. Cooperate within a team to achieve a common goal. Reading a story that takes place in the forest Children read with their kindergarten teacher a story that takes place in the forest. They discuss a) the content, b) the plot, c) the scenes, d) the heroes of the story. They discuss the environment where the story takes place. They refer to their personal experiences, prior knowledge and relate their own experiences to the story they read. The kindergarten teacher guides the discussion with the question "How could we transfer the setting and the heroes of the story in our classroom?". The children discuss, propose ideas and after discussion or voting they end up creating a craft with a forest theme. The kindergarten teacher sets a condition to them. Their construction should be 3D. The children end up building a model. Construction of a 3D model Plenary discussion about the materials needed for the creation of the model, what it will include, as well as how the groups will work. Collaboration of children and groups for the construction of the model. Children assess their construction and ask themselves, guided by the kindergarten teacher, whether it includes all the necessary features that consist a forest. They decide to investigate and gather information in order to assess whether they need to add anything. I.e., water and its representation, animals. Forest animals (i.e., squirel and owl) Children’s investigation leads them to gather information about the animals of the forest. They choose to deal with specific animals that live in the forest located close to their area. They depict this information on cartons. They observe, describe the animals, compare them, find similarities-differences, classify them i.e., mammals, quadrupeds. They make their figures i.e., with plasticine and add them to the model. They make use of the information about the animals by inventing games i.e., pantomime or riddles. They vote for their favourite forest animal and decide to investigate it further. Viewing of audio-visual material Finding and watching audio-visual material (i.e., fiction or documentary film) about their favourite classroom animal. The film is the product of investigation. The children, with the help of the kindergarten teacher in the role of the researcher, have discussed and decided the questions that they will attempt to discuss while watching the film. They discuss the plot, the content and their findings. Information gathered is depicted through a concept map of their favourite forest animal. Forest and human activities The kindergarten teacher guides the children's inquiries by asking them to think about the relationship between people and the forest. They discuss their views and experiences and highlight aspects of people's interaction with the forest (i.e., recreation, work, oxygen), which are many, varied, sometimes with positive and sometimes with negative impact on the forest. They decide that they need to investigate the matter further and think about implementing a related project in collaboration with the other classroom. Assessment of the intervention The assessment of the intervention focuses both on the outcome and the process. It takes place in the form of a plenary debate where the kindergarten teacher and children participate equally. The discussion focuses on the 'what' and the 'how'. Emphasis is placed upon the way decisions are made, the type and content of the activities, the materials used, and cooperation in groups. Materials/outcomes are selected to enrich children's portfolios. To assess the specific intervention, a board game can be constructed by the children based on the model they have already created and forest animal pawns they have already crafted with plasticine. They can transfer the assessment game to a digital environment.


It is very important to introduce pre-schoolers with nature and its magic. Creating a grass plant farm in the kindergarten is a great idea. Kids will be able to see and touch the fruits of their labour and caregiving to the plant. The purpose of this activity is for the children to: -learn about nature; -stimulate caregiving; -develop responsibility and reliability; -learn cause and effect. The outcome of the activity is: - increased creativity; -increased math knowledge (counting days for first sprout etc.); -attained adequate knowledge about seeding and plat growing; -developed caregiving skills; -improved self-confidence.

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