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MONITORS MANUAL URBAN CAMP 2014 Explorers

Index
RULES FOR MONITORS

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Compulsory instructions

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MY GROUP
Description of my student characteristics
TIMETABLE DISTRIBUTION OF ACTIVITIES
Week I ,Week II

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EXPLORING GEAR
Passport

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Explorer Vest

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COUNTRIES
AFRICA - Morocco

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AMERICA - Brazil

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ASIA - China

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EUROPE - Ireland

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OCEANIA - Australia

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MUSIC
STORYTELLING
Morocco
The Girl who lived with the Gazelles

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The Man who never lied

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Brazil
How the Rabbit lost his Tail
How The Monkey Became a Trickster

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China
The Magic Cask
The Fox and the tiger

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Ireland
The Leprechaun's Gold
The Man who swallowed the Mouse

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Australia
A Fish Story
How the Birds got their Colors

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ART CRAFT ACTIVITIES


AFRICA - Morocco
Moroccan Shoes

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Zillij Mosaics

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Good Luck Hand (Khamsa Craft)

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Tam Tam

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AMERICA- Brazil
Maracas

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World Cup Trophy

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Toucan

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Carnival Masks

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ASIA- China
Chinese Dragon Puppet

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Chinese Fan

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Chinese Snakes

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Chinese Hand Drum

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EUROPE- Ireland
Good Luck Shamrock Cascade

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Color Rock

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Rainbow Ring Plate

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Lolly Weaving

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OCEANIA - Australia
Didgeridoo

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Boomerang

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Kangaroo Bag

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Aboriginal Mask

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SNACK ACTIVITY
Morocco
Moroccan Feast

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Brazil
Brigadeiro

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China
Eating with Chopsticks

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Ireland
Shamrock Crackers

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Australia
Fairy Bread

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TARGETED GAMES

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Morocco
Khamsa Hjira (Five Stones)

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Hoop Rolling

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Brazil
Queimada
Soccer Match

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China
Chinese Ball

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Hopping Chicken

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Ireland

Mr. Wolf
Cat and Mouse

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Australia
Red Rover

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Down, Down

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MOVIES
Morocco - Aladin
Brazi l- Rio
China - Mulan
Ireland - Kells
Australia - Nemo

MATERIAL RESOURCES

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MUSIC

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STORYTELLING

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ARTCRAFTS

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SNACK ACTIVITY

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TRAGETED GAMES

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CAMP EVALUATION
General Operation of the Camp

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EVALUATION: GENERAL OPERATION OF THE


CAMP

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EVALUATION: DEVELOPMENT OF
ACTIVITIES

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EVALUATION: USERS OPINION

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RULES FOR MONITORS


1.

Remember that punctuality is essential, both on arrival and departure.

2.

You should warn in advance if you foresee any change in your personal
calendar.

3.

The mobile phone is a communication tool with your coordinator. Use the Activas
lanyard to carry it at all times.

4.

You must immediately report any incident to your coordinator,

5.

It is necessary that you plan ahead the activities, be sure you have the necessary
materials on time and everything will be ready.

6.

The facilities must be left clean and tidy after each day.

7.

Make sure all children finish their work and take their work home.

8.

Remember to check and keep up to date medical records.

9.

The day camp is very long, so everyone should take their lunch at midmorning.

10. In order to prevent children losing a garment, you have to establish rules of order
when they are changing clothes.
11. It is important to quickly become familiar with the person picking up each child.
In no case the child will be given to another family member or other person
without prior authorization. Nor is it possible for children to go home alone. If
you have any questions, contact your coordinator.
12. For ensuring a smooth functioning of the camp is essential mutual respect with
parents, children / and center staff.
13. Do not forget that the camp is outdoors, with lots of movement and activities
going on so hydration and sunscreen are a must for everyone.
14. Remember that this is a ludic activity, designed for all you to have fun.

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TIME TABLE DISTRIBUTION OF ACTIVITIES


WEEK I
DAY
TIME

Morocco
Monday

Tuesday

09,00
09,30
09,30
10,15
10,15
11,00
11,00
11,30
11,30
12,00
12,00
13,30
13,30
14,00

Brazil
Wednesday

China

Thursday

Friday

MORNING WELCOMING / SONG


ART CRAFT

ART CRAFT

ART CRAFT

ART CRAFT

ART CRAFT

STORY
TELLING

SNACK
ACTIVITY

STORY
TELLING

SNACK
ACTIVITY

ART CRAFT

RECESS / LUNCH
TARGETED GAME
AQUATIC POOL GAMES
ART CRAFT

MOVIE

ART CRAFT

MOVIE

ART CRAFT

WEEK II
DAY

China

TIME

Monday

09,00
09,30
09,30
10,15
10,15
11,00
11,00
11,30
11,30
12,00
12,00
13,30
13,30
14,00

Ireland
Tuesday

Australia

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

MORNING WELCOMING / SONG


ART CRAFT

ART CRAFT

ART CRAFT

ART CRAFT

ART CRAFT

SNACK
ACTIVITY

SNACK
ACTIVITY

STORY
TELLING

SNACK
ACTIVITY

ART CRAFT

RECESS / LUNCH
TARGETED GAME
AQUATIC POOL GAMES
ART CRAFT

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EXPLORING GEAR
Passport

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.


Materials:
Glue
Scissors

Duration: 45 minutes
Pencil
Stapler

Coloring markers

We want to travel around the world in order to explore other to visit other countries
and learn about other cultures. So the first thing our students need is a passport.
This activity is recommended to be done on the first day of the Explorers summer
camp session. As students arrive and settle into the class the teacher may distribute
copies of the printed passport template for them to color and personalize with their
name.
Instructions:
1. The teacher should explain students that in order to start our exploring
adventure will need a passport in order to proof the country visits.
2. On the first day students should fill in their name on the passport and color
the exterior.

3. The passport is divided into four pages, and a world map. Each page has two
outlined squares to be filled. The small one is for students to draw the flag.
The big square is for students to fill in what they have liked best from the

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country explored.
Preschool level - may draw what they liked best.
Primary level - may write basic info learned from the country.
This can be done at the end of the day before leaving. Students may spend a
couple of seconds filling in their passports with information they have gained
during the day.

OPTIONAL: Star Reward incentive


If the student has been a good explorer during the whole day, that is,
participating, behaving and showing an interest he or she might receive an
Explorer star for their passport which at the end of the summer camp may be
exchanged for a surprise, left to the teachers and head office criteria. Like
candy, key chain, etc. something small and symbolic.

1. Cut some yarn and insert in holes as a necklace string for the bag.

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Explorer Vest

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level:

Duration: 45 minutes

All ages.

Materials:
Glue

Plastic bags

Scissors

This is a simple craft that students can wear along the day, and if it lasts it can be
worn until the end of the camp session.
Instructions:
1. We distribute a plastic bag to each student, if the bag needs trimming like the
one in the picture down below, student need to trim it.

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2. Once the bag is trimmed and we have left a rectangle kind of shape, students
need to cut two semicircle shapes on each side of the rectangle shape.

3. Next we cut straight the bottom part. And an opening straight up, being
careful only to cut one of the layers.

4. The final touch will be cutting or shaping the vest's cleavage. Cut a semi

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circle or inverted triangle shape on the layer that has the opening cut.

5. Once ready students can wear it and put their first flag sticker.

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The Camp theme Explorers will try to immerse students in a unique global experience
featuring countries from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Will have students
make carefully selected art crafts with an interactive approach. They will learn how
those countries look, what language people speak and practice some words of their
language, taste a snack, play fun games and watch a movie related to the country.
Do with the leisurely approach of the summer camp session and not to overload
students with curricular type of information all country facts given will are basic, using
pictures as simple reference aids.
AFRICA
Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent, in it we find a
land of contrasts the Land of the Moors. Morocco, is unique in many ways; it is the
closest African country to Europe geographically and culturally terms.

COUNTRY

Morocco

Place: Indoors, in a quiet place.

Activity: Cultural activity

Grade Level: All ages

Duration: 45 minutes

Supplies:
- Printed fact sheets by age group- Country power point.
Web online links: Web online links:
http://www.timeforkids.com/photosvideo/slideshow/morocco/1791Technology.

Technology resources needed: laptop computer.


Learning Objective(s):
Students will be able to have a quick, creative glance of other cultures.

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Preschool level1. The teacher should introduce the country by writing the name on the blackboard
board in big letters and playing some traditional music from the country
2. Distribute the preschool fact sheet.
3. Country detail explanation:
The flag: is red with a big green star.
Location: Morocco is very close to Spain. We can travel by car and ferry or
airplane. We need to cross the Strait of Gibraltar. Which is a narrow road of
water (Channel).
Capital: is Rabat
Climate: Hot
Animals we can find: Camel
VOCABULARY FOR PRESCHOOL: Flag, red, green, star, shoes, camel, country,
capital, Rabat.
Primary levelThe teacher follows the same initial procedure as preschool.
1. If internet access is available the teacher can use the country page link
provided. If not, he or she must print countryside, pictures and show them to
the students.
2. Country detail explanation:
Location: The country is surrounded by the Mediterranean on the north, and
the Atlantic Ocean on the western side. The port city Tangier faces the
southernmost point of Spain just across the Strait of Gibraltar.
Capital: is Rabat
Religion: Muslim
Language: Arab, French.
Climate: Hot
VOCABULARY FOR PRIMARY: Moroccan, slippers, mosaic, strait, Rabat,

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Mixed age groups1. Follows same introductory procedure as for individual age group levels.
2. Distributes basic fact sheets to younger ones.
3. Show country site pictures to the whole group.

FACT SHEET PRINT OUT


The fact sheets are very simple and visual they contain general descriptive English
words of objects from the country. If the teacher shows pictures she or he can explain
the related word in the country.
For example:
House

On the fact sheet explains:


When showing picture explain that in
Australia is the Opera House

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AMERICA
Brazil is a country in South America. The largest country on the continent, Brazil is
home to diverse wildlife and natural environments.

COUNTRY Brazil

Place: Indoors, in a quiet


Grade Level: All ages

Activity: Cultural activity


Duration: 45 minutes

Supplies:
- Printed fact sheets by age group
- Web online links: http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/brazilBrazil
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/brazil.html
- Technology resources needed: laptop computer.
Learning Objective(s):
Students will be able to have a quick, creative glance of other cultures.

Preschool levelThe teacher should introduce the country by writing the name on the blackboard in
big letters and playing some traditional music from the country
1. Distribute the preschool fact sheet.
2. Country detail explanation:
The flag: is green with yellow, blue and white
Location: Brazil is located in South America. It is the largest country in South
America.
Capital: is Brasilia
Climate: Hot, humid.

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Animals: we can find Toucan, Monkeys


VOCABULARY FOR PRESCHOOL: Flag, yellow, white, stars, bird, country, capital,
mask, Brasilia.
Learn two Portuguese words: such as hello and Goodbye. Refer to print out which
should be cut out as flash cards.
Primary levelThe teacher follows the same initial procedure as preschool.
1. If internet access is available the teacher can use the country page link
provided. If not, he or she must print country site, pictures and show them to
the students.
2. Then proceed to explain:
Name: Federal Republic of Brazil
The Flag: Brazil's flag is a deep green banner with a yellow diamond
enclosing a night-blue, star-studded Southern Hemisphere sky. The sky
depicts 27 white, five-pointed stars, one for each state and the Federal
District.
Location: Brazil is located in South America it is the largest country in South
America and the fifth largest nation in the world.
Capital: Brasilia
Other important cities: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo.
Language: Portuguese
VOCABULARY FOR PRIMARY: Learn some Portuguese words: refer to print out which
should be cut out as flash cards.
Mixed age groups1. Follows same introductory procedure as for individual age group levels.
2. Distributes basic fact sheets to younger ones.
3. Show country site pictures to the whole group.

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ASIA
The continent of Asia is the world's largest continent. Asia has a major influence on
world culture and the world's economy. There are 47 countries in Asia. Out of these
47 China is the largest country be area.

COUNTRY

China

Place: Indoors, in a quiet place.

Activity: Cultural activity

Grade Level: All ages

Duration: 45 minutes

Supplies:
- Printed fact sheets by age group
- Web online links: http://www.china-family-adventure.com/where-is-china.html
- Technology resources needed: laptop computer.
Learning Objective(s):
Students will be able to quick, creative glance of other cultures.

Preschool level1. The teacher should introduce the country by writing the name on the
blackboard in big letters and playing some traditional music from the country
2. Distribute the preschool fact sheet.
3. Country detail explanation:
The flag: is red with five yellow stars (A picture is shown).
Location: China is located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country.
Capital: is Beijing.

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Climate: Varies dramatically, from cold and dry in the north to steamy in the
south
Animals we can find: Toucan, Monkeys
VOCABULARY FOR PRESCHOOL: Flag, yellow, white, stars, sticks, country, capital,
Beijing.
Learn two Chinese words: such as hello and Goodbye. Refer to print out which should
be cut out as flash cards.
Primary levelThe teacher follows the same initial procedure as preschool.
1. If internet access is available the teacher can use the country page link
provided. If not, he or she must print country site, pictures and show them to
the students.
2. Then proceed to explain:
Name: The official name of the country is The People's Republic of China.
The Chinese name is "Zhong Guo", which means the "Middle Kingdom".
Since ancient times, it was believed that China was at the center of the
universe.
The Flag: It has five yellow stars on a red background.
The red background symbolizes the revolution and the blood of those who
died during the civil war and the Japanese invasion.
It has five yellow stars, a large one that represents the Communist Party
and the four smaller ones that surround it represent the four different
classes of society.
Location: China is located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous
country. It is the fourth largest country in the world.
China has fourteen bordering countries.
Capital: is Beijing
Other important cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong,
Chongqing.
Religion: there is no "official" religion in China; there are a number of
religions and spiritual followings practiced by Chinese people. The most
widely practiced religions are Buddhism and Taoism.
Language: Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world.

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Climate: Varies dramatically, from cold and dry in the north to steamy in
the south.
Interesting fact:
Ice cream was invented in China.
China is the world's most populous country.
VOCABULARY FOR PRIMARY:
Learn some Chinese words: refer to print out which should be cut out as flash cards.
Mixed age groups1. Follows same introductory procedure as for individual age group levels.
2. Distributes basic fact sheets to younger ones.
3. Show country site pictures to the whole group.

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EUROPE
Europe is the second smallest continent on Earth. The birthplace of western culture,
Europe is a land with tremendous cultural and ethnic diversity. In Europe will explore
Ireland. Ireland is Europe's third-largest island.

COUNTRY

Ireland

Place: Indoors, in a quiet place.

Activity: Cultural activity

Grade Level: All ages

Duration: 45 minutes

Supplies:

Printed fact sheets by age group


Web online links: http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/irelandTechnology
Technology resources needed: laptop computer.

Learning Objective(s):
Students will be able to have a quick, creative glance of other cultures.

Preschool levelThe teacher should introduce the country by writing the name on the blackboard in
big letters and playing some traditional music from the country
1. Distribute the preschool fact sheet.
2. Country detail explanation:

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The flag: Has three colors green, white, and orange


Location: Ireland is in Europe close to Spain
Capital: is Dublin
Language: Irish and English
Climate: Cool, damp, rainy.
Interesting fact:
VOCABULARY FOR PRESCHOOL: Flag, orange, white, green, leaf, country, capital,
Dublin.
Learn two Chinese words: such as hello and Goodbye. Refer to print out which should
be cut out as flash cards.
Primary levelThe teacher follows the same initial procedure as preschool.
1. If internet access is available the teacher can use the country page link
provided. If not, he or she must print country site, pictures and show them to
the students.
2. Then proceed to explain:
Name: Republic of Ireland
The Flag: is tricolor, the colors are green, white, and orange. The green,
which appears on the left side of the flag, represents the Catholic faith while
the orange, which appears on the right side of the flag, represents the
Protestant faith. The white that appears between the green and orange
represents peace between the two faiths.
Location: Ireland is located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of Great
Britain.
Capital: is Dublin
Religion: Catholic
Language: Irish and English.
Climate: The climate of Ireland can be summed up as being mild, moist and
changeable with abundant rainfall.
Interesting fact: Also nicknamed the Emerald Isle due to its greenery
landscape.
VOCABULARY FOR PRIMARY: Island, Shamrock, clover, Castle

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2. Distributes basic fact sheets to younger ones.
3. Show country site pictures to the whole group.

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The region of Oceania and Australia includes the continent of Australia as well as
many surrounding island countries. It is located to the southeast of Asia. Australia is
the smallest continent by size and the second smallest in terms of population. Oceania
and Australia are surrounded by the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

Australia

COUNTRY

Place: Indoors, in a quiet place.


Grade Level:

All ages

Supplies:
- Printed fact sheets by age group
- Web online links:
http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/australia
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/australia.html
- Technology resources needed: laptop computer.
Learning Objective(s):
Students will be able to have a quick, creative glance of other cultures.

Preschool level1. The teacher should introduce the country by writing the name on the
blackboard in big letters and playing some traditional music from the country
2. Distribute the preschool fact sheet.
3. Then proceed to explain:
Location: Is an Island
Capital: is Canberra

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Climate: tropical
Animals: Kangaroos, Koala Bears
VOCABULARY FOR PRESCHOOL:
Flag, blue, white, stars, red, country, capital, Canberra, Kangaroo.
Primary levelThe teacher follows the same initial procedure as preschool.
1. If internet access is available the teacher can use the country page link
provided. If not, he or she must print country site, pictures and show them to
the students.
2. Then proceed to explain:
Name: Commonwealth of Australia
The Flag: is blue with the stars of the Southern Cross on the right-hand side of
the flag. It also has six white stars.
Location: Australia is a country in the South Pacific Ocean. It is also one of the
seven continents of the world. A "continent" is a very large piece of land.
Australia is the world's sixth largest country and is nicknamed the world's
largest island.
Capital: Canberra
Climate: Australia has many different types of climates. There are rain forests
(areas with trees and lots of rain), mountains, and grasslands. Most of
Australia, however, is desert.
Other important cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
Animals: Kangaroo, Koala bear
Language: English
VOCABULARY FOR PRIMARY:
Boomerang, Opera, Aussie (person from Australia), flute.
Mixed age groups1. Follows same introductory procedure as for individual age group levels.
2. Distributes basic fact sheets to younger ones.
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MUSIC

Entering a classroom can be intimidating for people of any age. For children learning
a foreign language, it can be particularly daunting. Music will help make the camp
time warm and inviting.
We cannot expect students to fully understand all the lyrics, as some are in other
languages. What we want are students to experience listening to foreign music.
Playing some songs from each country will set the appropriate atmosphere in the
class and transmit the mood of the country.

Morocco
Moroccan music is of many types; it includes Arab, Berber, classical, and Popular
elements. Musicians perform in concerts, in cafes, in private homes, at circumcision
ceremonies, marriages, funerals, and religious processions and in accompaniment to
dancing and storytelling.

http://www.focusmm.com/morocco/mo_musmn.htm Moroccan Music


COPY OF CD AUDIO AVAILABLE FOR SOME MUSIC

Brazil
Brazilian music is filled with sounds of the history of the country. Brazil's history
has been one of tragedy, poverty, slavery, and grief, and all of that comes out
in the sounds and rhythms of their music.
Portuguese version: Music from movie Rio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpN0z47hYjQ&feature=youtu.be
Spanish version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5_N-oygltM

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Carrapicho - "Tic, Tic, Tac" (Home Cinema)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7ysRY_aE0E&feature=youtu.be
COPY OF CD AUDIO AVAILABLE FOR SOME MUSIC

China
Traditional Chinese music is very soothing and relaxing comes from classical and folk
traditions.

http://www.mamalisa.com/?p=11&t=ec&c=11
COPY OF CD AUDIO AVAILABLE FOR SOME MUSIC

Ireland
Even people who know nothing about the Irish people or Irish history will recognize
the importance of music in the Irishs personal life. From traditional Irish Celtic
(social) music to modern Celtic Rock you will find Irish music to be an experience of
the soul.

http://www.mamalisa.com/?p=417&t=ec&c=68
COPY OF CD AUDIO AVAILABLE FOR SOME MUSIC

Australia
Australia uses the environment itself to generate unique sounds and rhythms. In
addition, traditional influences from a largely migrant population have contributed
significantly to the definition of Australian music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cubKOasOLZ0http://
Jump, Jump, Jump (The Kangaroo Song) by Loco Loco
COPY OF CD AUDIO AVAILABLE FOR SOME OF THE MUSIC

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STORYTELLING
The folktale is a story, passed down verbally from generation to generation. Each
storyteller told the stories a little differently, making them more interesting and
fascinating as the ages passed. Different folktales bear the characteristics of the
culture, folklore and customs of the people from which they originated.
If necessary stories may be simplified by the teacher in order to be understood by
students.

Morocco
The Girl Who Lived with Gazelles

There was once a young girl who lived with her father in the city.
The father went away on a business trip. When he came back, the city's priest, who
was a bad man, told him an evil lie about the girl. Though the lie was not true, the
father believed the priest and banished the girl to the desert. "Banished" means
sent away forever.
In the desert, the girl was adopted (taken care of) by a herd (group) of gazelles. A
"gazelle" is a kind of animal similar to a deer or horse. She lived with the gazelles
for many years.
One day, a handsome prince came by and saw the girl. The two fell in love and got
married. Together, they had a son.
However, the prince's advisor was jealous of the love between the prince and the
girl. Because of this, he stole the baby. The girl was so upset and frightened
(scared) that she ran away to a village nearby. There she wore a man's cloths and
found work.
Many years later, the village was holding a hunting competition. The girl's father,
the priest, the prince, and the advisor were all there. The girl recognized them
(knew who they were), but they did not recognize her.
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Everyone immediately recognized her. They understood she was telling the truth!
The girl, the prince, and her father were all happily reunited (brought together
again). The priest and advisor were banished to prison.
They soon learned that the son who had been stolen was actually living in the
village. The girl and her husband, the prince, were then reunited with their son.
The prince was so happy that he passed a law that said that hunters could not hunt
(kill) gazelles. From that day on, the gazelles were protected from harm.

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The Man Who Never Lied

Once upon a time there lived a wise man by the name of Mohammad. He never
lied. All the people in the land, even the ones who lived twenty days away, knew
about him.
The king heard about Mohammad and ordered his subjects to bring him to the
palace. He looked at the wise man and asked:
" Mohammad, is it true, that you have never lied?"
Its true."
"And you will never lie in your life?"
Im sure in that."
"Okay, tell the truth, but be careful! The lie is cunning and it gets on your tongue
easily."
Several days passed and the king called Mohammad once again. There was a big
crowd: the king was about to go hunting. The king held his horse by the mane; his
left foot was already on the stirrup. He ordered Mohammad:
"Go to my summer palace and tell the queen I will be with her for lunch. Tell her
to prepare a big feast. You will have lunch with me then."
Mohammad bowed down and went to the queen. Then the king laughed and said:
"We won't go hunting and now Mohammad will lie to the queen. Tomorrow we
will laugh on his behalf."
But the wise Mohammad went to the palace and said:
"Maybe you should prepare a big feast for lunch tomorrow, and maybe you
shouldn't. Maybe the king will come by noon, and maybe he won't."
"Tell me will he come, or won't he?" - asked the queen.
"I don't know whether he put his right foot in the stirrup, or he put his left foot on
the ground after I left."
Everybody waited for the king. He came the next day and said to the queen:
"The wise Mohammad, who never lies, lied to you yesterday."

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But the queen told him about the words of Mohammad. And the king realized that
the wise man never lies, and says only that, which he saw with his own eyes.

Brazil
How the Rabbit lost his Tail

Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, the rabbit had a long tail, but the cat had
none. She looked with envious eyes at the one which the rabbit had. It was exactly
the sort of a tail, she longed to have.
The rabbit was always a thoughtless careless little beast. One day he went to sleep
with his beautiful long tail hanging straight out behind him. Along came Mistress
Puss carrying a sharp knife, and with one blow she cut off Mr. Rabbit's tail. Mistress
Puss was very spry and she had the tail nearly sewed onto her own body before Mr.
Rabbit saw what she was doing.
"Don't you think it looks better on me than it did on you?" asked Mistress Puss.
"It surely is very becoming to you," replied the generous unselfish rabbit. "It was a
little too long for me anyway and I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll let you keep it if you
will give me that sharp knife in exchange for it."
The cat gave Mr. Rabbit the knife and he started out into the deep forest with it.
"I've lost my tail, but I've gained a knife," said he; "I'll get a new tail or something
else just as good."
Mr. Rabbit hopped along through the forest for a long time and at last he came to
a little old man who was busily engaged in making baskets. He was making the
baskets out of rushes and he was biting them off with his teeth. He looked up and
spied Mr. Rabbit with the knife in his mouth.
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sharp knife you are carrying? It is very hard work to bite the rushes off with my
teeth."
Mr. Rabbit let him take the knife. He started to cut off the rushes with it, when snap
went the knife! It broke into halves.

"Oh, dear! O, dear!" cried Mr. Rabbit. "What shall I do? What shall I do! You have
broken my nice new knife."
The little old man said that he was very sorry and that he did not mean to do it.
Then Mr. Rabbit said, "A broken knife is of no use to me, but perhaps you can use
it, even if it is broken. I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll let you keep the knife if you will
give me one of your baskets in exchange for it."
The little old man gave Mr. Rabbit a basket and he started on through the deep
forest with it. "I lost my tail, but I gained a knife. I've lost my knife, but I've gained a
basket," said he. "I'll get a new tail or something else just as good."
Mr. Rabbit hopped along through the deep forest for a long time until at last he
came to a clearing. Here there was an old woman busily engaged in picking
lettuce. When she had gathered it, she put it into her apron. She looked up and
spied Mr. Rabbit hopping along with his basket.
"O, please, Mr. Rabbit," said she, "Will you not be so kind as to let me borrow that
nice basket you are carrying?"
Mr. Rabbit let her take the basket. She began to put her lettuce into it when out fell
the bottom of the basket.
"Oh, dear! O, dear!" cried Mr. Rabbit. "What shall I do? What shall I do! You have
broken the bottom out of my nice new basket."
The old woman said that she was very sorry and that she did not mean to do it.
Then said Mr. Rabbit, "I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll let you keep that broken basket if
you will give me some of your lettuce."
The old woman gave Mr. Rabbit some lettuce and he hopped along with it, saying,
"I lost my tail but I gained a knife. I lost my knife, but I gained a basket. I lost my
basket, but I gained some lettuce."
The rabbit was getting very hungry and how nice the lettuce smelled! He took a
bite. It was just the very best thing he had ever tasted in all his life. "I don't care if I
did lose my tail," said he, "I've found something I like very much better."

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From that day to this no rabbit has ever had a tail. Neither has there ever been a
rabbit who cared because he had no tail. From that time to this there has never
been a rabbit who did not like lettuce and who was not perfectly happy and
contented if there was plenty of it.

How The Monkey Became A Trickster

Once upon a time there was a beautiful garden in which grew all sorts of fruits.
Many beasts lived in the garden and they were permitted to eat of the fruits
whenever they wished. But they were asked to observe one rule. They must make a
low, polite bow to the fruit tree, call it by its name, and say, "Please give me a taste
of your fruit." They had to be very careful to remember the tree's correct name and
not to forget to say "please." It was also very important that they should remember
not to be greedy. They must always leave plenty of fruit for the other beasts who
might pass that way, and plenty to adorn the tree itself and to furnish seed so that
other trees might grow. If they wished to eat figs they had to say, "O, fig tree, O,
fig tree, please give me a taste of your fruit;" or, if they wished to eat oranges they
had to say, "O, orange tree, O, orange tree, please give me a taste of your fruit."
In one corner of the garden grew the most splendid tree of all. It was tall and
beautiful and the rosy-cheeked fruit upon its wide spreading branches looked
wonderfully tempting. No beast had ever tasted of that fruit, for no beast could
ever remember its name. In a tiny house near the edge of the garden dwelt a little
old woman who knew the names of all the fruit trees which grew in the garden.
The beasts often went to her and asked the name of the wonderful fruit tree, but
the tree was so far distant from the tiny house of the little old woman that no beast
could ever remember the long, hard name by the time he reached the fruit tree. At
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play the guitar. He always played when the beasts gathered together in the garden
to dance. The monkey went to the tiny house of the little old woman, carrying his
guitar under his arm. When she told him the long hard name of the wonderful fruit
tree he made up a little tune to it, all his own, and sang it over and over again all
the way from the tiny house of the little old woman in the corner of the garden
where the wonderful fruit tree grew. When any of the other beasts met him and
asked him what new song he was singing to his guitar, he said never a word. He
marched straight on, playing his little tune over and over again on his guitar and
singing softly the long hard name. At last he reached the corner of the garden
where the wonderful fruit tree grew. He had never seen it look so beautiful. The
rosy-cheeked fruit glowed in the bright sunlight. The monkey could hardly wait to
make his bow, say, the long hard name over twice and ask for the fruit with a
"please." What a beautiful color and what a delicious odor that fruit had! The
monkey had never in all his life been so near to anything which smelled so good.
He took a big bite. What a face he made! That beautiful, sweet smelling fruit was
bitter and sour, and it had a nasty taste. He threw it away from him as far as he
could. The monkey never forgot the tree's long hard name and the little tune he
had sung. Nor did he forget how the fruit tasted. He never took a bite of it again;
but, after that, his favorite trick has been to treat the other beasts to the wonderful
fruit just to see them make faces when they tasted it.

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China
The Magic Cask

Once upon a time there was a man who dug up a big, earthenware cask in his
field. So he took it home with him and told his wife to clean it out. But when his
wife started brushing the inside of the cask, the cask suddenly began to fill it with
brushes. No matter how many were taken out, others kept on taking their place.
So the man sold the brushes, and the family managed to live quite comfortably.
Once a coin fell into the cask by mistake. At once the brushes disappeared and the
cask began to fill itself with money. So now the family became rich; for they could
take as much money out of the cask as ever they wished.
Now the man had an old grandfather at home, who was weak and shaky.
Since there was nothing else he could do, his grandson set him to work shoveling
money out of the cask, and when the old grandfather grew weary and could not
keep on, he would fall into a rage, and shout at him angrily, telling him he was
lazy and did not want to work. One day, however, the old man's strength gave out,
and he fell into the cask and died. At once the money disappeared, and the whole
cask began to fill itself with dead grandfathers. Then the man had to pull them all
out and have them buried, and for this purpose he had to use up again all the
money he had received. And when he was through, the cask broke, and he was
just as poor as before.
Note: "The Magic Cask" is a traditionally narrated tale. In Northern China wooden

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casks or barrels are unknown. Large vessels, open at the top, of earth or stone are
used to hold water and other liquids.

The Fox And The Tiger

Once a fox met a tiger. The latter bared his teeth, stretched out his claws, and was
about to devour him. But the fox spoke and said: "My dear sir, you must not think
that you are the only king of beasts.
Your courage does not compare with my own. Let us walk together, and do you
keep behind me. And if men catch sight of me and do not fear me, then you may
devour me." The tiger was willing, and so the fox led him along a broad highway.
But the travelers, when they saw the tiger in the distance, were all frightened and
ran away.
Then the fox said: "How about it? I went in advance, and the men saw me and had
not as yet seen you."
And thereupon the tiger drew in his tail and ran away himself.
The tiger had remarked quite well that the men were afraid of the fox, but he had
not noticed that the fox had borrowed the terror he inspired from him.

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Ireland
The Leprechaun's Gold

'TWAS a fine sunny day at harvest time when young Seamus O'Donnell, walking
along the road, heard a tapping sound. Peering over the hedge, he saw a tiny
man in a little leather apron, mending a little shoe.
"Well, well, well!" said Seamus to himself. "I truly never expected to meet a
leprechaun. Now that I have, I must not let this chance slip away. For everyone
knows that leprechauns keep a pot of gold hidden nearby. All I have to do is to
find it, and I am set for the rest of my life."
Greeting the leprechaun politely, Seamus asked about his health. However, after
a few minutes of idle conversation, Seamus became impatient. He grabbed the
leprechaun and demanded to know where the gold was hidden.
"All right! All right!" cried the little man. "It is near here. I'll show you."
Together they set off across the fields as Seamus was careful never to take his eyes
off the little man who was guiding him. At last they came to a field of golden
ragwort.
The leprechaun pointed to a large plant.
"The gold is under here," he said. "All you have to do is to dig down and find it."
Now Seamus didn't have anything with him to use for digging, but he was not
entirely stupid. He pulled off his red neckerchief and tied it to the plant so that he
would recognize it again.

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"Promise me," he said to the leprechaun, "that you will not untie that scarf."
The little man promised faithfully.
Seamus dropped the leprechaun and ran home as fast as he could to fetch a
shovel. Within five minutes, he was back at the field. But what a sight met his
eyes! Every single ragweed plant in the whole field -- and there were hundreds of
them -- had a red neckerchief tied around it.
Slowly, young Seamus walked home with his shovel. He didn't have his gold. He
didn't have the leprechaun.
And now, he didn't even have his neckerchief.

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The Man who Swallowed the Mouse

There was a man in Rinnard one time. He felt very thirsty one evening after a days
mowing; so he took a bowl of thick milk to drink. The kitchen was half dark, as
lamps and lights were scarce at that time. He swallowed the milk, and what was in
it, but a mouse! He never felt anything until he had swallowed the milk, mouse and
all. Every day from that day on, especially when he would lie down, he could feel
the mouse running about and dancing inside of him. At that time, the doctors were
not as good as they are now, and no doctor or anybody else could help him. He
told all of his friends about the mouse, for he knew that they wouldnt wish
anything to be wrong with him.
One woman came to see how he was, and she said that the best thing to do was to
put a piece of roasted bacon and a piece of mutton on a plate on both sides of his
mouth when he lay down in bed. The cat should be kept in the room too. When the
mouse would smell the roasted meat, she would come out tasting it. The man tried
this remedy for three nights. On the third night didnt the mouse come out and
start to eat the meat! She hadnt eaten much before the cat killed her. The man
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Australia
A Fish Story

Perhaps you think that fishes were always fishes, and never lived anywhere except
in the water, but if you went to Australia and talked to the black people in the
sandy desert in the center of the country, you would learn something quite
different. They would tell you that long, long ago you would have met fishes on the
land, wandering from place to place, and hunting all sorts of animals, and if you
consider how fishes are made, you will understand how difficult this must have
been and how clever they were to do it. Indeed, so clever were they that they might
have been hunting still if a terrible thing had not happened.
One day the whole fish tribe came back very tired from a hunting expedition, and
looked about for a nice, cool spot in which to pitch their camp. It was very hot, and
they thought that they could not find a more comfortable place than under the
branches of a large tree which grew by the bank of a river. So they made their fire
to cook some food, right on the edge of a steep bank, which had a deep pool of
water lying beneath it at the bottom. While the food was cooking they all stretched
themselves lazily out under the tree, and were just dropping off to sleep when a
big black cloud which they had never noticed spread over the sun, and heavy drops
of rain began to fall, so that the fire was almost put out, and that, you know, is a
very serious thing in savage countries where they have no matches, for it is very
hard to light it again. To make matters worse, an icy wind began to blow, and the
poor fishes were chilled right through their bodies.

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unless we can light the fire again and he made his sons rub two sticks together in
the hope of kindling a flame, but though they rubbed till they were tired, not a
spark could they produce.
'Let me try,' cried Biernuga, the bony fish, but he had no better luck, and no more
had Kumbal, the bream, nor any of the rest.

'It is no use,' exclaimed Thuggai, at last. 'The wood is too wet. We must just sit and
wait till the sun comes out again and dries it.' Then a very little fish indeed, not
more than four inches long and the youngest of the tribe, bowed himself before
Thuggai, saying, 'Ask my father, Guddhu the cod, to light the fire. He is skilled in
magic more than most fishes.' So Thuggai asked him, and Guddhu stripped some
pieces of bark off a tree, and placed them on top of the smouldering ashes.
Then he knelt by the side of the fire and blew at it for a long while, till slowly the
feeble red glow became a little stronger and the edges of the bark showed signs of
curling up. When the rest of the tribe saw this they pressed close, keeping their
backs towards the piercing wind, but Guddhu told them they must go to the other
side, as he wanted the wind to fan his fire. By and by the spark grew into a flame,
and a merry crackling was heard.
'More wood,' cried Guddhi, and they all ran and gathered wood and heaped it on
the flames, which leaped and roared and sputtered.
'We shall soon be warm now,' said the people one to another. 'Truly Guddhu is
great'; and they crowded round again, closer and closer.
Suddenly, with a shriek, a blast of wind swept down from the hills and blew the fire
out towards them. They sprang back hurriedly, quite forgetting where they stood,
and all fell down the bank, each tumbling over the other, till they rolled into the
pool that lay below. Oh, how cold it was in that dark water on which the sun never
shone! Then in an instant they felt warm again, for the fire, driven by the strong
wind, had followed them right down to the bottom of the pool, where it burned as
brightly as ever. And the fishes gathered round it as they had done on the top of
the cliff, and found the flames as hot as before, and that fire never went out, like
those upon land, but kept burning forever.

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So now you know why, if you dive deep down below the cold surface of the water
on a frosty day, you will find it comfortable and pleasant underneath, and be quite
sorry that you cannot stay there.

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How The Birds Got Their Colors


In the Dreamtime all the birds were black - all one color. One day a little dove was
flying around looking for food. He flew down to the ground to catch a big juicy
grub, but instead landed right on a sharp stick. It pierced his little foot and made
him very sick.
For days he lay on the ground in pain. His foot swelled up. He was dying. All his
mates gathered around to see how they could help. All except the crow. He just
wandered around with his hands behind his back.
Suddenly the parrot rushed forward - and with her sharp beak BURST the little
dove's swollen foot. Color splashed out all over the parrot.
Red and green and blue ran down her chest, wings and tail. It splashed out all over
the other birds. Some got red, some brown, some blue, some yellow. Some got
spots. All got colors.
All except the crow who was standing away from the others. Crow got no color at
all!
So that's how the birds got theircolorss. And as for the dove, he soon got better,
thanked the parrot and was able to fly away.
Story by Mary Albert of Broome. W.A.

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ART CRAFT ACTIVITIES


The craft activities to follow have been carefully selected to transmit some cultural
information together with creative entertainment from the selected country.

AFRICA
Morocco
Moroccan Shoes

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Glue
Pencil
Stapler

Scissors
Rubber bands

Colored markers
Colored foam sheets
Color beads,sequins etc.

Shoe template print out.

Moroccan shoes are unique in this world due to the looks, styles and shapes. These
shoes are also called Babouche. These types of slippers are very comfortable and
common to wear by people in Morocco.
Instructions:
1. Students choose a color of foam sheet. Each gets two sheets size A4.
2. Students trace the template shape on the foam with a pencil.

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3. We cut out the traced shape. Some trimming might be needed by teacher to
adjust shoe size for the preschool level.

4. Proceed to decorate with other foam cut outs, colored markers or glue some
sequins.

5. Once dry glued sequins or ornaments. Students fold partially the foam shapes
and staple them in the back part.

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6. Once ready students can try their shoes. The slipper type shoe should be put
on top of the student's street shoe, and secured with a rubber band.

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"Zillij" Mosaics

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Black cardboard
sheets

Pencil
Ruler
Small mosaic tiles
Beads, buttons or dry beans.

Small mosaic tiles


White play dough-clay

Mosaic art is created by arranging various colors of tiles, made from stone, clay, or
glass, to form a picture. This form of artwork has been around for centuries, and can
be found in almost every culture. Moroccan mosaics are unique in that they are
primarily geometrical, reflecting intricate designs and patterns. This decorative style is
called "Zillij" and uses specially shaped tiles that fit tightly together to create the mosaic
designs.
Kids can make their own mosaic creations with a simple procedure.
1. Students get a cardboard sheet. On it, they trace a square. Approximately 15
by 15 cm.

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2. Students fill in the square with white play dough. The play dough needs to be
pressed in so it stays pasted to the cardboard.

3. Once the play dough has been pressed into a square shape, students can start
designing their tile. By placing in the square and pressing them forming a
pattern some picture samples can be printed to show students.

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Good Luck Hand (Khamsa)

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Stick glue
Scissors
Punch hole

Pencil
Sequins, glitter
Color markers

Aluminum foil
Cardboard
Colored thin ribbon

Students will create a good luck hand amulet. The Khamsa, Hamsa or Hand of
Fatima or is one of the most popular protective amulets in Northern Africa for centuries
and Near East. It is the flat representation of a hand with fingers together and directed
towards the ground.
Khamsa means "five" in Arabic-the number of fingers - The name Hand of Fatima
comes from the Muslim tradition and its origin is based on a legend. It is believed to
protect and bring to holders virtues of patience and fidelity.
There are a variety of designs from the hand of Fatima, Is often made from precious
metal (silver).but all share a similar hand shape figure some carry in the center of the
palm the eye of Maat , which protects against the evil eye
Instructions:
1. The teacher distributes a cardboard sheet size A4 to each student. On the
cardboard students must trace around their hand. Remind students to close
fingers as the Khamsa hand has the fingers closed.

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2. Once traced their hand, they should cut it out.

3. When the hand template, has been cut out students put some glue stick on it
and wrap it gently with aluminum foil. If necessary two aluminum foil pieces
can be used to cover the front and the back of the hand. Avoiding wrinkles are
necessary in order to obtain a nice result.

4. If wrinkles appeared students can try smoothing the surface by gently rubbing
the surface with their finger tips or with a crumpled piece of toilet paper.

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5. Once smoothed the surface, with the help of a toothpick, students may create
some designs.

6. If students wish, they can cut out an eye from the printed template, color it
and glue it in the center of their hand. They also made glue some sequins or
glitter.

7. As a final detail with a punch hole and we make a hole in the bottom part of
the palm not in the finger part. We thread a colored ribbon. Students can
either wear it as a necklace protection amulet or hang it either on a wall or
doorknob at home.

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Tam Tam

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Drinking cups

Glue

Shoe polish

Permanent markers

Masking tape (wide)


Old rags
Tissue paper

Morocco has an abundant array of hand percussion instruments. The Drum or Tam
Tam plays a big part in the arts and culture of Morocco. Moroccan Artisans have been
using the Same Techniques to Make drums for centuries, Traditional drums are made
with either ceramic or wood. The ceramic being hand painted with highly decorative
traditional designs.

Instructions:
Each student should have a small plastic cup and a big size plastic cup. The
color doesnt matter.

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1. Have students tear of masking tape and tight together the two cups. A couple
of turns with masking tape should do it. With the help of a ball pen, we
puncture a hole on one side of the rim of the small plastic.

2. Using more masking tape, students cover the top openings of both cups.

3. With a brush we give an upper coating of glue and paste tissue paper. Its
better if students use a single light color of tissue paper.

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4. When finished covering the both drums we set them outside to dry.
5. When dry we can decorate them with color markers.

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AMERICA
Arriving in America, we are up to explore colorful Brazil a country full of celebration,
life and music. Gather your craft supplies and the kids and get them to participate in
making Brazilian crafts. As they paint and paste, they can learn more about the history
and culture of this beautiful country.

Brazil
Maracas

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Glue
Masking tape
Ribbon

Scissors
Beads & sequins or glitter
Cardboard sheets

Dried beans, lentils or peas.


2 Small empty plastic water
bottles 8 oz (236 ml)

Filling for maracas. Any of the following: Sand, salt, pebbles, birdseed, rice, beans, rice, dried
peas or beans, small washers, paper clips
Then youll need some fillings. Remember, each filling produces a different sound, so that may
also be part of your plan for creating your set of maracas. For instance, sand or salt maracas
will be very quiet. Dried beans, macaroni or large bead maracas will be nice and loud.

The word "maraca" is a Brazilian word meaning "percussion instrument." Music is a


very important part of the Brazilian culture. Brazilian people love music and dancing.
Students will create maracas out of a recyclable container such as an empty water
bottle.

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1. Each student has to make sure their plastic bottle is clean with no food
residues.

2. Next students fill the empty bottles about 1/3 of the way with dry beans.

3. The next step is to create a handle. We take a strip of cardboard and fold it
into a roll type shape, thick enough to insert it into the bottle opening half way
in. We secure it with by wrapping masking tape around tape a couple of turns.

4. Students should keep on wrapping the rest of the handle and the rest of the
bottle from bottom to top.

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5. Once covered completely with masking tape students can paint designs,
stripes and dots all over the tape coating with colored markers. Students may
also brush some glue on top and paste some colored tissue paper long strips
look good.

6. Finally, we can tie brightly colored ribbons as streamers around the bottle
neck.

Now students are ready to play and shake, shake, dance around, move and groove.

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World Cup Trophy

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Glue (liquid)

Scissors

Plastic cups
Yellow tissue paper

Soccer ball template


Masking tape

Like many countries of the world, soccer is the most popular sport of Brazil. Brazil has
actually won five World Cups for soccer. This year in July the Soccer World Cup will
be celebrated in Brazil. So why not have our explorers make their personal world cup
trophy to take home.
Instructions:
1. The most difficult part of the project is gluing together two plastic cups.
TIP: If a teacher wants to ease up this step for younger groups or for all. He
or she can glue together the cups prior starting the activity so the glue has
time to dry a bit. Using some masking tape will help secure it more.

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2. In order to gain some more time for the drying. Students may crumple
some newspaper into a ball shape. The newspaper ball should be of a
considerable size in order to place it in one of the cups opening parts. The
newspaper should be secured tightly again with some couple of turns of
masking tape.

3. Next we need to make three narrow pillars either by crumpling newspaper


strips or rolling some newspaper.

4. We check if the cups are glued. Gently we secure them a bit more by
wrapping around some masking tape a couple of turns will do it.

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5. Next we tape the three pillars and the laterals of the cups. The newspaper
ball is also taped on top in one of the cups openings.

6. Once we have all the structure together we brush some glue on the surface
and paste some yellow tissue paper. We let to dry!

7. Meanwhile, we cut some figures of the printouts in order to personalize our


trophy by gluing them on it.

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Toucan

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level:

Duration: 45 minutes

All ages.

Materials:
Black paint
Paint brush
Large Googly
eye
School glue
Scissors

Small paper plate


Red and yellow tissue paper
Red, green or orange paint

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paper

Quarter sheet of brown


cardstock paper

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Instructions:
1. Cut your small paper plate in half. Cut the end of one of the half's off and give
it a little bit of a curved shape at the bottom to form the beak.

2. Paint the full half section of the paper plate black. This section will be used for
the wings of the Toucan. Students can paint the beak section with the colors of
their choice.

3. Next, cut the Toucan body and feet from template available and trace it on
black or blue cardboard, and cut out.

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4. For the tail feathers, students trace their closed hand on a piece of black
cardstock paper and cut it out, and then they must glue it onto the Toucan
body.

5. Students crumple some tissue paper to fill in the face of the Toucan.

6. To finish the Toucan, the feet are glued on, also a large giggly eye, the black
wing and the colorful beak.

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Carnival Masks

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Pencil
Color markers

Scotch tape
Elastic band

White paper plates


Mask template print out

Wearing a mask is part of the Carnival celebration. Brazil is famous for its carnival in
Rio de Janeiro, it is a huge celebration. During which, people march dancing and
singing in parades adorned with masks and beautiful costumes. Color and
stravaganza are the glitz of the participants.
Instructions:
1. Paper plates are cut in half. Half of a paper plate is used by each student.
Students choose which mask template suits them better and cut it out.

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2. Students must trace the template mask to the plate.


3. Preschool level- will need some teacher assistance cutting.

4. Folding both the template mask and the paper plate will ease up the job. The
folded half paper plate is inserted inside the folded mask template and
students cut it following the template.

5. Students decorate with color markers, stickers, craft gems and feathers.

6. Once finished a strip of elastic should be stapled on each side to keep the
mask in place on the face.

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ASIA
The largest and most populous continent in the world with just over 3.8 billion
people, Asia is composed of a wide variety of ethnic groups, cultures, environments.
The most popular country to explore will be China.

China
Chinese Dragon Puppet

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Preschool level White paper plates
Acrylic green paint

Paint brush
Scissors

* DRAGON FACE PARTS PRINTOUT TEMPLATE


Primary level Black Markers
Paintbrush
Scissors
Colored paper
White glue
Black marker
Stapler
Green , red crepe paper

White glue
Black Markers

1 (6-cup egg carton) per


student.
1 (12-cup egg carton)
Paint (green and other
colors)
Dragon face printout
template.

The dragon is the traditional emblem of Chinese emperors and considered the most
sacred of all animals. It stands as a symbol of strength and wisdom. During the
Chinese New Year, the dragon wishes everyone peace, prosperity, and good-luck.

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This is a simple craft to do with an empty egg box or for younger kids with a folded
paper plate either two methods allow the mouth to snap open and shut making this a
fun puppet to play with.

Preschool level- PAPER PLATE DRAGON PUPPET


Instructions:
1. Students paint the behind part of a paper plate (the part that sits on the table)
the part we put the food on can remain unpainted. Students paint the center
part leaving the borders white.

2. When the plate is dry, they fold the paper plate in half and crease quite firmly.
The bottom of the paper plate (should be facing out and the top of the paper
plate) should be the inside of the "mouth".

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3. Students cut two eye flaps, a nostril out of the printout the template and color
them.

4. Once the paper plate is dry, students cut slits all the way around the unpainted
border. This will make the teeth.

5. Students then glue the nostrils (nose) near the border. Then students glue the
eye flaps facing up.

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6. Students fold the slits they have cut in the plate at the beginning inwards as
teeth. If students are capable they can trim the tabs in a triangle shape to give
their dragon some sharp teeth.

7. Students tear two front teeth and glue the tongue inside the mouth. Better to
put glue on the top edge of the tongue so it still flops around.

8. Finally, theyy may glue some long green and red strips of crepe paper on the
top back just behind the eyes, as a tail.

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Primary level-EGG BOX DRAGON PUPPET:


Instructions:
1. Students must make sure to wear old T-Shirts. Most paints are washable
WHILE WET, but once they dry become permanent.

2. First students separate top and bottom of their boxes It doesnt matter if boxes
are of 4, 6 holes. Students paint their egg boxes inside and outside with
brightly colored paint.

Once painted we let to dry. Living the painted egg cartons outside under the
sun, might help the drying process.
3. Meanwhile the teacher distributes the dragon parts template printout: mane,
eyes, nose, mouth, etc. for students to cut out and color.
4. Students also may cut several strips (about 12-inches long) of red crepe paper
and set aside for attaching later on to the back of their dragon puppet.

5. All students cut from the spare egg carton a two egg cups section for the eyes.

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6. Students grab the section they have cut of two holes and glue them or staple
to the top of the box a few inches back from the front of the dragons face.

7. Once we have formed the head. We proceed to re-attach the top part to the
bottom part at the back by putting some tape to both sides and stapling them
together. This will make a mouth for the dragon that can be open and closed.

8. Now that the dragons head is all set up, students may glue the dragons
nostrils, eyes, firing tongue, upper and side scales. Students can glue the
tongue inside the mouth. They may just put some glue on the top edge of the
tongue so it still flops around.

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9. Finally, we glue the red crepe to the top part of the head. This will be the
dragons tail.

The dragon puppet is ready to attack!

OPTIONAL: If you put two holes in the back for your fingers, you will be able
to move the dragon's mouth. Use scissors and a skewer to do this.

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Chinese Fan

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Color markers

White glue
Scissors
Rubber band

Large wide ice Cream


sticks

Cardboard sheets red and


white

Students will make a Chinese fan which will cool down the hot air around them.
Instructions:
1. The teacher cuts in half various large red or white cardboard sheets.
2. Each student decorates the red paper with yellow paint or the red paper with
white paint depending on what color each gets. We chose a swirl design as
well as an orange peel. Oranges are symbolic of wealth in Chinese culture.
Let dry completely.

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3. Fold red paper accordion style, making the pleats about 2 cm wide.

4. Gather all the pleats together and then hold firmly at one end.

5. Students insert a rubber band through and give it a double turn to secure it all.

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Chinese Snakes

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Preschool level
Glue
Stapler
Scissors
Plastic plates
Primary level
Ruler
Pencil

Tempera paint
1 sheet of red construction
paper
Paint brush

Scissors
Googly eyes.

Paper towel or toilet


paper tubes
Googly eyes, glitter
glue, stickers, other
embellishments
6 Large cardboard sheets
various colors

Preschool level- This is a very simple snake craft for the little ones.
Instructions:
1. Students start painting the toilet paper roll inside and out. Students can use
two colors and alternate them. When finished painting we set the rolls outside
to air dry.

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2. During this time students, wash their hands and pick up the paint brushes.
After students can cut out a tongue shaped figure out of a piece or red
construction paper. If they pleat it a bit the tongue it will have an original 3d
effect.

3. When the toilet paper roll is dry, children should cut in a spiral manner. This
may be tricky young kids, may need a helping hand. A triangular tip should be
also cut at one end and then two small triangles at both edges of that end to
make a snakes head

4. Finally kids can glue some Googly eyes and the tongue. Now the snake can
be wound up the leg or in the arm.

Primary level- For this age group we have a snake craft a bit more hand elaborated.
1. Cut a piece of cardboard tube approximately 3 inches in length. Cut a mouth
shape at one end. And paint inside and outside.

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While the paint dries. Students work on the body.


2. Two long strips of different cardboard colors are cut; approximately 2 cm wide
and as much length the cardboard can provide us

3. Students glue the ends of the two contrasting strips of construction paper
together at a right angle. Then old the bottom strip over the top strip, making
sure they remain perpendicular. The fold is creased. Crisscrossing bottom
over the top keep spinning the strips at right angles to each other.

4. When the end is reached of the strips, 2 cm overhanging must be left. If


students want to make a long, long snake they can glue another paper strip
to each of the two ends, overlapping them and continue crisscrossing
movement until the snake body reaches the desired length.

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5. When the desired length is reached we introduce it inside the head toilet
paper roll, cut initially) and press it and trim the corners to round out the back
of the head. The staple it to secure it. Finally, we glue the eyes, fangs and a
tongue.

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Chinese Hand Drum

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Glue
Small paper
plates

Cardboard sheets size A4


Markers
Scissors
Scotch tape

Beads
Yarn
Chinese character
stencils

OPTIONAL: circular long tube shaped craft sticks


Hand drum has been a popular toy for Chinese kids since long, long time ago. When
you twist it in hand, the beads would bounce on the drum and make noise. It is quite
fun and if you do it correctly
Instructions:
1. Have students gather a craft stick, two paper plates, two beads & two pieces of
ribbon
2. Decorate the plates with the stencils & markers.

3. Students roll the cardboard sheet by its widest part. Inserting a pencil in the
inside helps rolling the cardboard. Once rolled we secure it with scotch tape.

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OPTIONAL: If we have long tube shaped craft sticks we skip to step 3.

4. We scotch tape the rolled cardboard stick or (craft stick) half midway to the
inner part of one of the plastic plates.

5. We make two holes with the punch hole on the left plastic plate. One hole on
each side.

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6. We cut two pieces of yarn about 20cm long each piece. We insert a bead on
each and tie it at the end so it doesnt fall.

7. We tie the yarns with beads at the holes of the plastic plate one on each side.

8. We take the plate with the bead and cover the other plate with the stick. The
serving food sides must be inwards. Then we scotch tape them together. For
extra security we can staple them on the sides.

9. And we are ready to twist the stick on our hands and play the drum.

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EUROPE
Europe is the sixth largest continent in size and the third largest in population. In it
besides Spain and many other countries we find Ireland the green land students will
explore practicing some more English.

Ireland
Good luck Shamrock Cascade

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Scissors
Plastic needles

Drinking
Cardboard or green foam.

Yarn

Optional - glitter

The shamrock is a significant symbol in the Irish culture. It is believed to hold magical
powers and St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, used the shamrock to teach about the
Catholic trinity to the people of Ireland.
Students will be making a Shamrock- Clover good luck cascade mobile from paper
clovers, a drinking straw and yarn. When they finish they can hang this cute decoration
from the ceiling at home.
Instructions:

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1. Draw or cut out 5 shamrocks of various sizes from foam sheet paper.

2. Students poke a tiny hole in the center of each shamrock (this is where they
will eventually thread the yarn through them with a yarn needle.

Optional: Decorate the shamrocks with glitter. Remember to (Work on top of


old newspapers to avoid too much of a mess.)
3. Student cut drinking straws into 3 cm long segments (the exact length is not
important) - you need 5 segments of straw for each project.

4. Cut a piece of yarn about 2 feet long.


5. Students tie a thick knot at one end of the yarn and thread the smallest
shamrock through the other end of the yarn they must push it down to the
knot. Then thread a segment of drinking straw -- push it down to the small
star.

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6. They continue threading shamrocks and straw segments. When the last
shamrock (the biggest shamrock) has been threaded onto the yarn, they tie a
large loop at the end (they will hang the mobile from this loop).

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Color Rock

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:

Pencil
Plastic
plates

Paint brushes
Acrylic paint, or

Smooth, clean rock

outdoor craft paint

This is a decorated stack of rocks called a Cairn. These were popular throughout
countries like Scotland and Ireland to show people that they were on the right path,
long before street signs.

Instructions:
1. Students must make sure to wear old T-Shirts, as always, to avoid stains on
clothing.
2. Tables should be covered with old newspapers to avoid stains on the
furniture.
3. The teacher will place some plastic plates with various colors for children to
share.
4. Before starting students should clean their rock, it is better to work with a
river rock since they are smooth and flat. But if students do not have one, a
regular rock may be fine. In this case the teacher will have students observe
their rocks and discuss if their rocks have a certain shape or if they find their
rock similar to an animal or thing.
5. Using the right shaped rock for an animal, for example will help the student
achieve his final creation for example:

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Dog: Oval with slight curve by legs


Cat: Circular/Oval
Snake: Long Thin rock
Rodent: Oval.

6. Once students have decided what they see on their rocks and what they want
to draw or color they want to use. They may start drawing (very faintly) the
outlines of any details and patterns they want on the rock!

7. Students should begin by painting in larger areas. A common problem is


starting on with the little stuff and then on the big stuff. It is better to start
from big to little. When large areas are finished, let them dry before trying to
paint next to or on top of them.

Preschool levelPainting rocks can be as simple or elaborate as your kids want. For best results:

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Young ones may have fun putting stickers on their rocks, Googly eyes, glitter or add
small details with a black marker.

OPTIONAL: When the rock dries, the teacher can spray it with a clear varnish finish. It
is better to do this outdoors or in a well ventilated area so students do not breathe
the vapors.
Rocks can be placed in plant pots for decoration or even used for holding paper piles
on a desk.

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Rainbow Ring Plate

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Glue
Scotch tape

Scissor
Paper plate

Streamers in red, orange, yellow,


green, blue, purple (two shades if
you can find them)

This is a great time of year to talk about rainbows. The rainy season of spring
brings rainbows. And rainbows are something fun to tie into any St. Patrick's Irish
theme. The teacher can talk about colors and decide if students want to focus on
color order or just put the colors on in any order.
This is a very simple activity. It is a fun, simple craft that can be fun to take out in
the play yard or simply hang at home as a decoration.
Instructions:
1. Students out the center circle portion of a plate

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2. Students cut some streamers out of crepe paper.

3. Then students glue the streamers onto one side of the plate.

4. OPTIONAL: students may punch a hole on the opposite side of the hanging
streamers in order to insert a yarn or string to hang it.

Now students can run around with their rainbow! One side (the empty side) is perfect for
holding while streamers stream behind!

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Lolly Weaving

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs. Activity: Art craft.


Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Glue
Scissors

Color yarn

(lolly) Ice cream sticks

This is a very easy technique which most children will be able to use to create some
very impressive weavings. Once they have mastered this basic skill, there are an
infinite number of variations which will allow each child to make their own original loll
stick weaving.
Instructions:
Start by placing your two loll sticks in the cross shape shown.
Preschool level- Teacher might want to glue them together to hold them still, although
the wool will hold them in place when they start weaving.

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2) Students start by wrapping the wool around the intersection in an X motion.

Preschool level- May just keep on weaving by following the simple sequence of placing
the yarn on top- under on top- under on top -under etc.
Primary levelCan follow a much difficult diagram. Once the initial cross step is done:

A. After you have made your X in the center, put the end of the wool in the bottom-right
hand corner.
B. Now, wrap the wool over the right end of the horizontal Lolly stick, and pull it behind
C. Pull the wool lightly to remove any slack (not too tightly) and rotate the sticks ANTICLOCKWISE by 90 degrees.
D. Put the end of the wool in the bottom-right hand corner, and again wrap it over and
behind the horizontal Lolly stick.
E. Pull the wool lightly, turn 90 degrees (anti-clockwise again) and wrap.
4) Repeat this process (WRAP, PULL, TURN, WRAP, PULL, TURN...), moving towards the
ends of the Lolly sticks.

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5) When the ends are reached (about 1cm should be left at the end of the stick
showing), to stop it untangling, get a large needle and thread the end of the wool
into the back of the weaving, or tie the wool around one of the ends of the sticks.
Here is what your finished weaving should look like...

Variations
Change the color of the wool half-way through.
Weave using two different colored lengths of wool (at the same time).
Change the direction you weave in halfway through.
Experiment!

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OCEANIA
Oceania, also known as Oceanica, is a region centered on the islands of the
tropical Pacific Ocean. It is composed of various islands.

Australia
Didgeridoo

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Glue
Pencil
Black markers

Paper towel carton tubes or


Large Brown cardboard
sheets

Scotch tape Acrylic paint or


Watercolors.
Paint brush

Probably the easiest craft is a Didgeridoo. It is a long tubular wooden musical


instrument used by played by Australian Aborigines. Originally this instrument is
made from branches of a particular tree that have been hollowed out by termites.
Apparently, finding these branches and choosing the best one is an art in and of
itself. Once a person has found the perfect branch the next step is to decorate the
branch with aboriginal motives. The larger the tube the deeper the sounds will come
out made.
Instructions:
A Didgeridoo is a long instrumental reason why a single paper roll will not be
sufficient. If students have at least two they can tape them together to form a single
long tube.

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If availability of TP (towel paper rolls) is insufficient student may use long sheets of
brown wrapping paper.
Students using cardboard.1. Students decorate one third of the cardboard sheet with markers doing
geometrical shapes. If they like, they can use water colors and color in the
geometrical shapes.

2. Once dry, they place the cardboard facing downwards. That is the decorated
part facing down. They roll the cardboard starting from the non painted part
towards the decorated part of the cardboard.

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3. Students glue it or tape it together in order for the cardboard to maintain its
rolled situation. The end result will be a decorated tube. This is a
personalized Didgeridoo.
The teacher may ask students to sit on the floor with one leg outstretched. They
place the Didgeridoo end on the floor to floor, with the foot raising it slightly.
Students blow into the tube by quick breathing in through the nose and slowly
breathing out through mouth down the tube. When they can successfully produce a
noise introduce other vocal sounds such as tick tock, clucking and other animal
noises any sort will do. A sound guessing game can be played by having students
reproduce a sound and their classmates guess. Or even the teacher can produce
noises such as animals running and ask his or her students to guess.

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Boomerang

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Scotch tape
pencil

Color markers
Scissors

Cardboard sheets
Newspaper

A boomerang is traditionally a wooden device, although historically boomerang-like


devices have also been made from bones. Boomerangs were originally developed as
hunting instruments because they could be thrown with force and would return to the
hunter if they failed to hit the prey. Nowadays they are used for sport and are often
made of thin plastic material they are common in Australia. They are often decorated
with designs important to the Aboriginal legends and traditions. Children can make
boomerangs as crafts and may even be able to learn how to throw a boomerang and
have it return.
Instructions:
1. The teacher prints out the pattern for the Boomerang. Students proceed to
trace the template into a cardboard sheet. Remember that students need to
trace two figures.

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2. Using a combination of different geometric designs and colors, students can


create their own traditional style boomerang pattern. Aboriginal art reflected
elements of nature. Designs of leaves, twigs birds footprints etc.

3. Once the two pieces are decorated students attach them together with scotch
tape all around except for the inner curved part.

4. In this area students will crumple a strip of newspaper in a twirl type of shape
and introduce it in the inner part of the boomerang. Once introduced, they
will close it up by continuing taping some scotch tape in the borders.

Once finished we are ready to throw it, hope it re

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Kangaroo Bag

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level:

Duration: 45 minutes

All ages.

Materials:
Fabric glue
Yarn (wool)

Googly eyes
Scissors

Brown felt
Black felt
Pink felt

PRINTOUT KANGAROO TEMPLATE

Kangaroo Facts: Did you know a male kangaroo is called a Boomer, a female
kangaroo is called a flyer and a baby kangaroo is called a Joey?
This felt craft is simple and the kids will be proud of their finished craft project. The
Kangaroo Bag even has a pouch to store little treasures.
Instructions
Print and cut out the pattern. Pin the pieces to the brown felt and cut out. Make sure
to cut two tails, arms and legs.

Instructions:

The teacher prints out the kangaroo template for students to cut out and trace.

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Preschool level- will need some teacher assistance when cutting the figures. The
teacher may cut the paper print out figures and distribute them one at a time for
kids to cut.
Once the figures have been cut out students proceed to glue them together with
fabric glue.
1. First students stick legs figure (#2) in the figure of figure (#1) the body.

2. Next students make a hole with a punch hole or scissors in the upper part
of the body. Through the hole a string is inserted. Next the arms figure
(#3) and the head figure (#4) are glued.

3. Next turning the kangaroo the tail figure(#5) is glued

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4. Finally, students may decorate the face gluing some googly eyes a nose.
Etc.

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Aboriginal Mask

Place: Classroom with tables and chairs.

Activity: Art craft.

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Q-Tips
Punch hole

Paint
Scissors
Plastic plates

Mask Pattern print out


Brown cardboard sheets
Elastic rubber band

Kids learn about Australia as they make their own Australian Aboriginal mask.
Aboriginal artists used dots of color in their paintings. Experiment with this style by
using natural colors to decorate printable masks.
Instructions:
1. Students must make sure to wear old T-Shirts, as always, to avoid stains on
clothing.
2. Tables should be covered with old newspapers to avoid stains on the
furniture.
3. Some paint is placed on plastic plates for children to share.

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4. Students decorate the print out dabbing Q-tips in paint and pressing on the
mask to creating circular patterns and lines.

5. Once colored and dry students paste their mask template to a cardboard
sheet. Two holes are made on the lateral sides in order to insert an elastic
rubber band.

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SNACK ACTIVITY
If teachers decide to enhance the snack time at this summer camp session, here
are some quick and simple creative snacks for students to prepare. The objective
of the activity is to expose students to the food of other countries. Preparing and
enjoying some international recipes will enhance the cultural knowledge of out
camp assistants.

Morocco
Moroccan Feast

Place: Classroom

Activity: Physical activity

Grade Level:

Duration: 45 minutes

All ages.

Ingredients:

Oranges
Olives
Honey
sugar

Fruit tea
Cheese slices
Precooked pita bread
Toothpicks

Scissors
Tea kettle
Paper tablecloth
Small plastic plates

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The cuisine of Morocco is rated among the best in the world, and rightly so. There
are few places where food is more carefully and artistically prepared, more
delightfully served, and more enjoyed than in this country.
Cooking in Morocco falls into two specific categories. The first, intended for
important guests, is the work of skilled chefs. Guests squat on mattresses or pillows
around low, beautifully inlaid tables.

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The host claps his hands and the meal begins. The meal is a feast for the gods and
indeed it begins and ends with Bsmillah--God's blessing.
Dadas- of the homes. The Dada is dressed in a long, colorful robe tucked up in front
and her wide sleeves are held in place with a twisted cord.
Meals in Morocco often consist of as many as fifty courses. Is common to eat: lamb,
Couscous (semolina, cooked to perfection), vegetables. Bread (most families make
their own) a variety of sweet dishes.
How to prepare:
1. Have students decorate with aluminum foil their drinking cups. As in the
Morocco importance of drinking from a silver ware cup is significant.

2. Divide the group into small working stations. In order to perform the following
jobs.
Jobs to be done:
1. Cut pita bread into triangles with the help of some scissors.

2. Spread some honey, into some pita bread triangles.


3. Cut some cheese slices in half and fold them.
4. Assembling mini pita olive, cheese triangles salty appetizer like a (Tapa).

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5. On top of pita bread we place half a cheese triangle and a green olive on
top we pin it with toothpick stick.
6. Cut and peel oranges into wedge slices. ( This could be done by teacher)

Serving in Morocco:
1. We spread our paper tablecloth on the floor. We set the food on plastic plates.
That is the orange wedges, mini salty sandwich cheese-olive, honey spread
triangles and for drinking some mint tea.
2. Then students will sit on the floor comfortably.
3. Before starting to eat we explain students that a Moroccan etiquette costume
is to have the guests wash their hands is a mark of graciousness and
hospitality.
4. The teacher may assign the job to two students. They should walk around the
group with a water pitcher filled with warm water which
OPTIONAL :( has been scented with cologne or a few drops of perfume by
the teacher) and a towel or (napkin). One by one in order all students wash
their hands; two assigned students go around carrying a towel and a plastic
plate which will act as a small basin, when water is poured for washing. The
other student carries a bottle of water and is responsible of pouring the water
for washing. Some water drops are poured over the fingers of each guest,
quickly the guest in turn rubs and washes his or her fingers and then dries
with the towel or napkin provided. This action is one with all the guests.

5. Once the guests have their fingers clean the teacher explains them that in
Morocco the custom is to eat only with the right hand or even pass the food
with two other guests at the table. The left hand is not considered "clean" and
it is a show of poor manners the reason if students ask further explanations.

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Is that Muslims do not use the toilet paper like western people. They use
ONLY water and the LEFT hand to wipe the dirt off the area where waste
form was released.
6. To add fun the teacher must ask students to place their left hand behind in
order to eat, otherwise they will be banned from enjoying the feast.. :(
7. When ready the host in this case the teacher may clap his or her hands for
the meal to begin. The meal is a feast for the gods begins and ends with
Bsmillah--God's blessing.
8. At the end after enjoying the food and had given some time for the tea to
cool off it might be a good time to serve the mint tea.

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Brazil
Brigadeiro

Place: Classroom

Activity: Physical activity

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1Tbs Butter
Sprinkles
3 tbs Cola Cao

2 cans sweetened
condensed Milk

I big bowl
Wood spoon
Baby wipes

OPTIONAL: Crushed Maria cookies


IMPORTANT ALLERGY SLIPS SIGNED
This candy is named after a renowned Brazilian politician of the, Brigadeiro
Eduardo. Brigadeiro is a delicious Brazilian bonbon that is made with only three
ingredients and tastes like an amazing, melt-in-your-mouth truffle. The balls can
be rolled and covered in a variety of things, including sprinkles, coconut, cocoa
powder, chopped nuts, and powdered sugar
Preparation:
We have to mix all three ingredients in a big bowl. We mix until mixture thickens. If
necessary we can add crushed Maria cookies to thicken. Usually this is done over
the heat. But In this case we are going to skip this step.

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Then we form 1 inch balls (buttered hands work best). Once rolled it is time to
sprinkle it with sugar or cake sprinkles.

Finally, the bite into the goodness of Brazil can be done.

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China
Eating with Chopsticks

Place: Classroom

Activity: Physical activity

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

Olives
Jelly candy

Chopsticks
Small cookies

Puff snacks
Plastic plates

IMPORTANT ALLERGY SLIPS SIGNED


Probably everyone knows that in China it is very common to eat the food with
chopsticks. For this activity will have our students eat their snack with chopsticks.
Practice and patience is a must. If students want to eat like a Chinese boss!

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Preparation:
The teacher can place different paper plates with varied foods. For students to get
a bit more excited we can place some sweets such as gummies or small salty
cookies, jelly worms pretending to be (noodles), tangerine slices or grapes.
Preschool levelFor the younger group we can ease the task of eating their snack with chopsticks
by placing a rubber band to their chopsticks.

1. Roll a piece of paper into a thick little tube.

2. Stick the rolled up paper between the chopsticks about two 3 cm from the
top and then wrap the rubber band around both chopsticks above the roll.

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Ireland
Clover Crackers

Place: Classroom

Activity: Physical activity

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

Crackers
Food coloring
Bowl
Plastic plates
Small sandwich plastic
Spoon
Cream cheese
bags
Napkins
IMPORTANT ALLERGY SLIPS SIGNED

The shamrock refers to the young sprigs of clover or trefoil. It is known as a symbol
of Ireland, with St. Patrick having used it as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity,
according to legend. The name shamrock is the Irish word for clover.
A clover of four leaves supposedly brings good luck to the finder.
Using the Shamrock as an inspiration will have students play with the food
decorating some crackers. In case they feel like eating the decorated cracker they
may do so as ingredients are of course edible. Nevertheless, as always we cant
forget checking on for food allergy authorizations.
Preparation:
Green cream must be prepared by the teacher. In a bowl 4 packages of unflavored
cream cheese* are poured. Next the teacher adds some food coloring drops. (4
drops should do it).
(Cream cheese quantity may be increased depending the student group size).
The mixture is mixed with a spoon and ready to start!

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Its recommended for students to wear an old shirt to avoid food stains.
1. Each student gets a small size sandwich plastic bag. In it two to three
spoonfuls of mixture are poured.

2. The plastic bag is twisted until the mixture concentrates in one corner. The tip
of the corner is ripped a tiny bit, so the mixture can be pushed out.
3. Students squeeze bit by bit the bag with the mixture and decorate crackers.

4. The decorative motive should be a shamrock students will have lots of fun
and truly feel like authentic bakers.

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Australia
Fairy Bread

Place: Classroom

Activity: Physical activity

Grade Level:

Duration: 45 minutes

All ages.

Ingredients:

Knives
Napkins

Cake sprinkles

Butter or margarine

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"This is a great Australian kids party favorite. A bread is spread with margarine
and topped with colored sprinkles it is very simple and children love it.
Preparation:
1. A slice of white bread is distributed to each student.
2. Once each student has a piece of bread children can cut off the crusts. Or,
leave them on. The fairy bread looks and tastes better when white bread is
used

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3. Once the bread is cut students spread some butter. Margarine can be used
as a substitute, but butter tastes better to many people. Use softened butter
to get a thin layer, as we don't want the bread to taste to too much butter.

4. Once the bread has butter on students can put some sprinkles on. The
easiest way is to pour the sprinkles onto a plate and gently press the bread,
butter side down, into them, shaking off any excess.

5. Cut the bread into different shapes. Triangles are traditional for fairy bread
shapes.

Ready to serve on a pretty plate.

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TARGETED GAMES
We have searched for simple traditional games played by children in the countries
our exploring adventure is focused on. Children's games provide a creative and fun
way to view other cultures. Quite often, traditions and traits of peoples are reflected
through the games their children play.
Next will find will included two games of simple creativeness for each country
explored, they all share the joy of an ordinary game!

Morocco
Khamsa Hjira" (Five Stones)

Place: Outdoors

Activity: Physical activity

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:

Flat rocks

Chalk

How to play:
1. In earth and with chalk we draw a big square (almost 1 meter X 1 meter)
and we draw four little squares (10cm*10cm) on every corner of the big
square, and a little circle in the middle of the big square. We must have five
small rocks which can be flat (because you have to put one above the other).
*so you have the right draw on earth, you have five rocks in the circle.

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2. One member from a team have to launch the ball from a 2 Meters distance
from the big square to hit the five rocks , he or she 5 opportunities to hit the
five rocks , if there is success the player and the corresponding team (team
A) members have to run , because the other team (team B) will try to hit
them with the tennis ball , if someone from (team A) gets touched by the
tennis ball he must be eliminated from the game , the purpose is that team
A has to place the five rocks in the 4 small squares and one rock in the circle
if they do they win .
Recommendations:

1. Another technique used is that (team B) has to use deception strategies so


Team A members will never know who owns the ball.
2. Also team A members have to sacrifice for the team so remember the
purpose is that the five rocks have to be placed, not that members mustn't be
eliminated.
3. Each team must have the same players number like 3 or 5 for each team.

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Hoop Rolling

Place: Outdoors

Activity: Physical activity

Grade Level:

Duration: 45 minutes

All ages.

Materials:

Hoops
Hoop rolling, also called hoop trundling, is both a sport and a child's game. Hoop
rolling has been documented since antiquity in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Many Moroccan children often make their own games and toys. Among some
games played by Moroccan children are the hoops, besides simply trundling them
which is a matter of driving them forward while keeping them upright, are hoop
races, as well as games of dexterity.
How to play
Preschool level- For this age group smaller diameter hoops are recommended.
Depending on the hoop supply the teacher may divide the class in groups or teams
and organize relay races.
Regardless the size of the hoop this is rolled along the ground. The aim of the game
is to keep the hoop upright for long periods of time or to do various tricks.
If there are enough hoops for each student the race can be conducted on an
individual basis.

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Other versions:
Toll: in which the player has to drive his hoop between two stones placed two to
three inches apart without touching either one.
Turnpike: in which one player drives the hoop between pairs of objects such as
bricks at first placed so that the opening is about a foot wide, each gate kept by a
different player. After running all the gates the openings are made smaller by one
inch and the player trundling the hoop runs the course again. The process repeats
until he strikes the side of a gate, then he and the turnpike keeper switch places.
Hoop Battle or Tournament: For this game boys organize into opposing teams that
drive their hoops against each other with the aim of knocking down as many of the
opponents' hoops as possible. Only those hoops which fall as a result of a strike by
another hoop are counted out.
Encounters: where two boys would drive their hoops against each other, the one
whose hoop was left standing being the winner.
Hoop Hunt: is yet another game, in which one or more hoops are allowed to roll
down a hill, with the double aim of rolling as far as possible and then of locating the
hoop wherever it may have ended up.

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Brazil
Queimada

Place: Outdoors

Activity: Physical activity

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Ball

Queimada is a dodge-ball-style Brazilian children's game.


How to play:
1. As in dodge ball, divide the gymnasium or field into two halves, one for each
team. Additionally there is a cemetery area where the "dead" people go.

2. From the beginning, one member from each team starts off "dead." "Dead"
players throw balls to their teammates, who in turn throw the balls at their
opponents (as in dodge ball). If a player is hit by a ball, he joins the "dead"
in the cemetery.
3. The game ends when all the members of one team are in the cemetery.

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Soccer Match

Place: Outdoors

Activity: Physical outdoors activity

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Soccer ball

Whistle

How to play:
To give some excitement to the players they can watch the
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v32DO6XV1BE#t=42Not coincidentally,
the
FIFA World Cup, is going on now. What a better outdoor activity as a soccer match
between teams.
We can divide class into groups as the teacher considers appropriate.
And lets start the game!

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China
Chinese Ball

Place: Outdoors

Activity: Physical outdoors activity

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:

Ball
This traditional Chinese playground game develops children's ball skills and their
concentration - it really keeps them on their toes!
How to play:
Children stand around in a circle with a ball as appropriate for the age group (such
as a basketball).
The ball is thrown quickly around and across the circle. When a child catches the
ball, the children on either side must raise one arm - the arm nearest the child with
the ball - and hold it in the air until the ball is passed on to another child.
If a child fails to catch the ball, or fails to raise the correct arm when their neighbor
catches the ball, or is too slow to pass the ball along, they drop out. When there are
only 5 children left in the circle, they are all declared winners, and the game starts
again.

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Hopping Chicken

Place: Outdoors

Activity: Physical activity

Grade Level:

Duration: 45 minutes

All ages.

Materials:

Sticks ( straws)
This traditional Chinese game can be played with two players or in two teams,
indoors or out. It is similar to Hopscotch.
How to play:
Each player or team (of two) has 10 sticks, each about 30 cm long. If sticks arent
available students can use drinking straws, inserting one inside another the length
of straws can be increased.

They are laid on the ground like a ladder, about 10 inches apart, one ladder for
each player or team.
How to play:

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One player from each team starts, hopping over the sticks without touching any of
them. If a stick is touched, the player is disqualified.
When the player has hopped over all the sticks he stops, still on one foot, and bends
down to pick up the last stick. He then hops back over the remaining sticks.
Reaching the beginning again, he drops the stick and sets off again to hop over the
nine remaining sticks, pick up the last one, and return.
Play continues until all of the sticks have been picked up.
Remember, a player is disqualified if he puts both feet on the ground at any point
during his turn, or if he touches a stick with his foot.

Individual game:
Count your mistakes. The winner is the player who finishes with the least mistakes.
Team game:
The winner is the team which has got the furthest along when all players are
disqualified! If both teams finish, the winning team is the one which finishes with
most players left.
Variations:
Play as a race game. If you make a mistake, you start over.
Play as a relay. The first player hops over ten sticks, returning with the tenth.
The second player hops over nine, the third hops over eight, etc. This works very
well with mixed age groups, where the younger children play towards the end
of the team's turn.
Try changing the foot that you hop on each round

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Ireland
Mr. Wolf

Place: Outdoors

Activity: Physical outdoors activity

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
None

This is a very simple game that can be played by all ages and brings a lot of fun.
How to play:
1. In this game, the group chooses one child to be the wolf.
2. The wolf and the rest of the group stand at least twenty feet apart, facing one
another. The children say to the wolf, "What time is it, Mr. Wolf?"
The wolf replies,
"One o'clock.", Two o'clock etc.
3. The children step slowly toward the wolf and repeat their question.
4. He answers again, "One o'clock." This continues until the wolf decides to reply,
"Dinner time!" at which point the children turn and run away from the wolf, trying
to get back to the starting line before the wolf tags one of them. If the wolf does
tag someone, that person becomes the wolf.
5. If the wolf doesn't succeed, he remains the wolf until he does tag someone

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Cat and Mouse

Place: Outdoors

Activity: Physical outdoors activity

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
None

How to play:
1. The teacher asks for two volunteers to play the cat and the mouse.
2. The other players should form a circle and hold hands.
3. The player who is the mouse should stand inside the circle and the cat should
stand outside the circle.
4. The aim of the game is for the mouse to get outside the circle and avoid being
caught by the cat. The mouse must stay moving while inside the circle but
cannot stay inside the circle for more than 10 seconds.
5. The cat cannot come into the circle but they can reach into the circle to grab
the mouse.
6. The circle players have to try and keep the cat away from the mouse by
holding up their hands to let the mouse in and out of the circle.
7. They can also block the cat's attempts to grab the mouse by standing in their
way.
8. If the mouse is caught, the mouse becomes the new cat.
9. The old cat takes the place of a player holding hands and another player
becomes the mouse.

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Australia
Red Rover

Place: Outdoors

Activity: Physical activity

Grade Level:

Duration: 45 minutes

All ages.

Materials:
None

How to play:
1. In "Red Rover," children are divided into equal teams.
2. They stand facing each other, tightly holding hands.
3. One team invites one child from the other team at a time to run over and try
to break through.
4. They chant each time: "Red Rover, Red Rover, send .... (a students name)
right over."
5. If the child makes it through, he takes someone back to his side. If he gets
stuck, he stays with that team.

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Down, Down

Place: Outdoors

Activity: Physical activity

Grade Level: All ages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Materials:
Tennis balls

How to play:
The teacher divides the class into pairs.
1. Each playing couple receives a tennis ball.

2. The students start off with a tennis ball and throw the ball continuously back
and forth until somebody drops the ball.

3. When one of the players drops the ball the opponent player says "Down on
one knee.

4. If the same person drops it a second time the opponent says "Down on two
knees". If the same person drops the ball again opponent player says "Down
on one elbow" and again he or she says "down on two elbows" finally until
the chin when the player is out but the player has to stay in position to catch
the ball and throw the ball.

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MOVIES

We have selected movies related to each country explored. In some simple fun
entertaining way students can relate some scenery present in the movies to the
countries being explored.
It is important to use movies ONLY as a last resource of dead time filler. That is last
minutes at the end of each days journal in order for students to relax or cool down
while waiting parents to pick them up.

Morocco
Aladdin

Brazil
Rio

China
Mulan

Ireland
The Secret of Kells

Australia
Nemo

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Material resources
MUSIC
In the attached list down below find the necessary materials for the proper
conduct of the activities. The base quantity is estimated upon a ratio of 15
students per group. Cross out with an (X) the materials you do not have for
your disposal in the center. The school coordinator will be responsible for
providing you with them.
Green color bullet: repeated base material in several activities
(?): Individual, group quantity necessities must be evaluated.
Qty.*

List of materials
Based on group of 15 students
Audio equipment CD player
Printed lyrics
Audio files or CD music copy

15

15

Center

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Quantities: amounts indicated for a Group of 15 children


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STORYTELLING
In the attached list down below find the necessary materials for the proper
conduct of the activities. The base quantity is estimated upon a ratio of 15
students per group. Cross out with an (X) the materials you do not have for
your disposal in the center. The school coordinator will be responsible for
providing you with them.
Green color bullet: repeated base material in several activities
(?): Individual, group quantity necessities must be evaluated.
Qty.*

List of materials

Printed copy of the story

Center
Monitor
Group

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ARTCRAFTS
In the attached list down below find the necessary materials for the proper
conduct of the activities. The base quantity is estimated upon a ratio of 15
students per group. Cross out with an (X) the materials you do not have for
your disposal in the center. The school coordinator will be responsible for
providing you with them.
Green color bullet: repeated base material in several activities
(?): Individual, group quantity necessities must be evaluated.

Qty.*

List of materials
Based on group of 15 students

15

15

Morocco

Moroccan Shoes
Colored foam sheets various color, size A4
Color markers

4 sets

Markers

3 sets

Rubber bands

20

Decorative material: craft jewels, sequins, buttons, glitter


etc.
Glue (liquid)

Pencil

15

Scissors

15

Stapler

Shoe template print out.

15

"Zillij" Mosaics
White play dough or clay

15

Black cardboard sheets. Size A4

15

Buttons, dry beans: Lentils, chickpeas


OPTIONAL: Small mosaic tiles or colored foam sheet

?
1bag

Pencil

15

Ruler

Good Luck Hand (Khamsa)


Aluminum foil

5mts

Cardboard

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Colored thin ribbon

12mts

Sequins, glitter

Pencil

15

Stick glue

Scissors

15

Punch hole

Tam Tam
Black permanent markers in various colors

3 sets

Brown shoe polish

Old rags for cleaning

Stick glue
Scissors

15

Masking tape

Brazil

Maracas
Small plastic water bottles 8 oz (236 ml)- 2 per student
Dried beans, lentils or peas.
Beads & sequins or glitter

30
6 bags
1

Ribbon

100

Glue

Scissors

15

Masking tape

World Cup Trophy


Plastic cups 2 per student

30

Yellow tissue paper sheets

20

Cardboard (white color large)

Watercolor paints

3 sets

Water based color markers

3 sets

Scissors

15

Paintbrush

15

Glue (liquid)

Soccer ball print out template

Toucan
Acrylic paint: black
Googly eyes size large

15

Tissue paper: red and yellow (2 sheets x student)

30

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Black cardboard sheets

15

Brown cardboard sheets

2
15

Small paper plates


Sharp pencil
Pencils

15

Paintbrush

15
8

Glue (liquid)

15

Scissors
Toucan pattern template printout

Carnival Masks
Color markers

5 sets

Decoration sequins, glitter


Elastic band

7mts

White paper plates

15

Scotch tape

15

Pencil

15

Glue (liquid)

15

Mask template print out

China

Chinese Dragon Puppet


Preschool:
Old newsprint

Green acrylic paint (big jars)

Colored paper

15

Green crepe paper

Red crepe paper

Green cardboard

15

Black markers

Primary:
1 (6-cup egg carton) per student.

15

1 (12-cup egg carton) per student.

Glue (liquid)

Scotch tape

Stapler

Dragon face print out template

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Chinese Fan
Cardboard sheets, red or white
Color markers

30

15

6 sets

Large wide ice Cream sticks

15

Rubber band

18

Glue (liquid)

Scissors

Chinese Snakes
Preschool:
Old newsprint
Paper towel or toilet paper tubes
Tempera paints, green, yellow (2 x, color)
Paint brush

15

Colored paper

15

15

5mts

Green crepe paper

Red crepe paper

Green cardboard

15

Black markers

Primary:
Large cardboard sheets various colors

Various
Red construction
paper sheet
colors

Googly eyes, small size

30

Glitter glue, stickers, other embellishments

Glue (liquid)

Scissors

15

Stapler

Ruler

Pencils

Chinese Hand Drum


Brown wrapping paper
OPTIONAL: circular craft stick

15

Color markers

6 sets

Yarn any color

1 hank

Small paper plates

15

Beads with hole

30

Color Markers

6 sets
8

Glue (liquid)

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Scissors

15

Chinese character stencils printout

Ireland
Good luck Shamrock Cascade
Drinking straw

15

Colored foam green tones

15

Ice cream sticks or barbecue skewers

15

Paper or plastic plates

15

Plastic needles

15

Yarn hank

Scissors

15

Glitter

Color Rock
Old newsprint)

Acrylic Color paints various colors

4 sets

Smooth, clean rocks (available at construction stores).

15

Plastic plates

30

Paint brushes

15

Pencil

15

Paint brushes

15

Rainbow Ring Plate


Crepe paper (rainbow colors)

3 sets

Plastic plates

15

Paint brushes

15

Glue

15

Scotch tape

Scissors

15

Lolly Weaving
Yarn hanks various colors

9 sets

Plastic plates

15

Lolly sticks (ice cream sticks)


Glue

15

Scissors

15

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Boomerang
White cardboard sheets

9 sets

Newspaper

Color markers

6 sets

Pencil

15

Scotch tape

15

Scissors

15

Boomerang printout template

15

Kangaroo Bag
Brown felt 2 pieces size A4 per student

30

Pink felt pieces size A4 per student

Black felt pieces size A4 per student

Yarn brown

1 hank

Plastic plates

15

Googly eyes

30

Fabric Glue

Scissors

15

Aboriginal Mask
Brown cardboard size A4

15

Acrylic paint various colors

Plastic plates

Elastic rubber band thin (10 cm per student)


Q-Tips

16mts
15

Punch hole

Paint brush

15

Scissors

15

Monitor
Group
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SNACK ACTIVITY
In the attached list down below find the necessary materials for the proper
conduct of the activities. The base quantity is estimated upon a ratio of 15
students per group. Cross out with an (X) the materials you do not have for
your disposal in the center. The school coordinator will be responsible for
providing you with them.
Green color bullet: repeated base material in several activities
(?): Individual, group quantity necessities must be evaluated.

List of materials

Qty.*
15

Based on group on 15 students


Morocco
Moroccan Feast
Pita pocket bread

2 bags

Cheese slices

Honey

Ham

Olives

Tangerines

Oranges

Fruit tea no caffeine

Sugar

Toothpicks

1 box

Plastic knives

15

Plastic plates

15

Plastic cups

15

Tea Kettle

Scissors

Note: food ingredients are suggestions, personal choice and criteria are open.

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Brazil

Brigadeiro
Butter

1Tbs

Sprinkles
Cola Cao

3 Tbs

Sweetened condensed Milk


Big plastic bowl

2 cans
1

Wood spoon

Candy cups

30

China
Eating with Chopsticks
Chopsticks
Tangerines

15

Jelly candy

Small cookies

Plastic plates

Ireland

Clover Crackers
Crackers salt or non salt

1pack

Cream cheese

4 packages

Green food coloring

1 bottle

A small sandwich size plastic bags

15

Plastic plates

15

Australia
Fairy Bread
White sliced bread

1 bag

Butter or margarine
Cake candy sprinkles

1
5 jars

Plastic knives

15

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Material resources
TRAGETED GAMES
In the attached list down below find the necessary materials for the proper
conduct of the activities. The base quantity is estimated upon a ratio of 15
students per group. Cross out with an (X) the materials you do not have for
your disposal in the center. The school coordinator will be responsible for
providing you with them.

List of materials

Qty.*
Based on group of 15 students

15

Morocco
Khamsa Hjira" (Five Stones)
Flat rocks. (available in construction stores)
Chalk

15
4

Hoop Rolling
Hoops

Brazil

Queimada
Ball

40

None

Soccer Match
Ball

China
Chinese Ball
Ball

Hopping Chicken
Straws

Ireland
Mr. Wolf

Cat and Mouse

None

Australia
Red Rover

None

Down, Down

None

Monitor
Group
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CAMP EVALUATION
When evaluating the camp, we should consider analyzing three issues:
A) General operation of the camp. Analyze compliance with the goals we
set at the beginning of camp and, above all, the overall operation of the
camp, and the accomplishment of the established program.
B) Development of Activities. This is a response to answer how have the
activities proposed worked, the suitability of the activities which was liked
best and why, which one was liked the least and why, what can be
improved. We can point out proposals for future activities.
C) Review of the recipients or users. This section will assess the attitude of
the participants in the camp (boys and girls), but also of the parents. For
this evaluation we should will collect the response of children to the camp
(if they liked coming to the camp if they are happy or enjoyed it, if there
was a successful integration of children who didnt belong to the school.)
we should talk every day with parents when they pick up or bring their
children to the camp. So we collect impressions that once analyzed, will
allow us to draw conclusions about the running of the camp and allow us
to resolve, possible conflicts or specific issues pertaining to the children or
the camp itself.

Next are included special cards where we can collect evaluation results from the
three sections covered.

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EVALUATION: GENERAL OPERATION OF THE CAMP

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EVALUATION: DEVELOPMENT OF ACTIVITIES

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EVALUATION: USER OPINION

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