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Monthly Topic Presentation

International Kindergarte Horizons
Zelengaj 6
10 000 Zagreb
www.kindergarten.hr

SCHOOL YEAR: 2016/2017
THEME OF THE MONTH: Knights
GROUP: DOLPHINS
TEACHER: Marina Vrbat
Knights
PARTNERS ON THE PROJECT:
AIM:
- Children from other groups
- to encourage symbolic play
- Teachers and pedagogical staff
to develop math skills and problem
solving - Parents
- to develop cooperative play, social
and language skills and a capacity for OBJECTIVES:
creative thinking
- to explore different materials
-to develop motor skills and hand-eye
coordination - to make coat of arms
- to make helmet
- to become knights
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- helmets
Materials used:
– Paper mache base
– paper
– Scissors
– Glue
– Photographs of helmets
and armors
– String
– Video about life of a
knight
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- castle entry
Materials used:
– Big cardboard rolls
– Playwood bord
– Pencils
– Permanet marker
– Scalpel
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- making coins (money)
Materials used:
– Cardboard circles
– Tempera paint
(golden/silver)
– brushes
– Coin money
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- pracing coins
Materials used:
– Coin money
– paper
– Pencils/colour pencils
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- market
Materials used:
– Coins (cardboard)
– Cash register
– box
– Laminated
fruits/vegetables
– Wallets
– Bags
– Cups
– Plates…
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- horses
Materials used:
– Pool noodels
– Wiggly eyes
– Rubber band
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- knights
Materials used:
– swords
– Shields
– Horses
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- pull the rope(roll)
Materials used:
– Plastic stick
– Isilation tape in
colour
– Cardboard
roll
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- camping
Materials used:
– Wooedn sticks
– grass
– soil
– hoarse
– Roles: mother, father,
brother, sister
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- building castles
Materials used:
– Photos of
castles
– Wooden
blocks
– figurines
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- coat of arms
Materials used:
– Printed coats of arms of
european countries
– Shield template
– Printed symbols
– Markers
– Scissors
– Glue
– Legend of symbol and
colour meanings
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- catapults
Materials used:
– Wooden popsicles sticks
– Glue
– Botle caps
– Box
– Rubber band
– Soft balls
– Cardboard rolls
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- aiming game
Materials used:
– Cardboard rings
– Soft balls
– Pool noodle sword
– Black boars
– chalk
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- stick puppets
Materials used:
– Wooden sricks
– Markers
– Knight templates
– Scotch tape
Evaluation
Children developed new skills and strengthened the existing through the activities
they were offered but also through self initiated activities. Children showed interest for
materials and enjoyed exploring them. They worked together on solving problems and
coming to solutions. Children learned how to manipulate objects that are not in their
everyday use. They expressed creativity while making variety of artwork. They were
encouraged to develop symbolic games which they enjoyed. They explored and
leaned and whiled doing so had fun.