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Monthly Topic Presentation

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

SCHOOL YEAR: 2017/2018
THEME OF THE MONTH: Jungle
GROUP: Fireflies
TEACHER: Željka Škorić
Jungle
AIMS: PARTNERS ON THE PROJECT:
- Discovering and exploring about Our partners in achieving our aims
jungle and jungle animal and goals were Smart Bears and
their teacher for enabling us
- Introducing exploring and learning additional time and space to work
through different and mix media as well as joining us in activities;
materials kindergarten pedagogical staff for
providing support and parents for
supporting our project and
OBJECTIVES: achievements by providing
- mastering movement with obstacles additional unshaped materials.
encyclopedias and posters
- exploring animal sounds
- exploriong different techniques
- introducing 3D form in creative processes
- exploring dramatic play
Activities within the theme

Title of the activity:
Jungle Walk

Materials used:
- Walking in the jungle (song)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoSq-yZcJ-4
- a day spent in the forest
Jungle Walk
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Inside the Jungle
Materials used:
- sounds of jungle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZc94cO54kY
- darkened room
- old paper decorations
Inside the Jungle
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Jungle Trees
Materials used:
- papers children
painter earlier
- scissors
- glue sticks
- a story:
“My Bent Tree”
- tempera colours
- sponges
*optional:
- laminating pouches
- laminating machine
- permanent marker

Jungle Trees
Activities within the theme

Title of the activity:
Animal Footprints

Materials used:
- clay
- animal figurines
- clay moddeling tools
- animal sounds song:
(jungle)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5pSL83c1ck
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Animals in the jungle - introduction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5pSL83c1ck

Materials used:
- tempera colours
- cardboard rolls
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Jungle Animals - Frogs

Materials used:
- building blocks
- frogs made of plastic cups and
cardboard
- song: “5 Little Speckled Frogs”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSC-gHBU_d0
5 little speckled frogs
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity: - Stories:
Jungle Animals - Elephant “Elmer and the Lost Teddy”
“Elmer and the Buttterfly”
Materials used: “Elmer and the stranger”
- paper cut in the shape of an “Saggy Baggy Elephant”
elephant
- coloured paper cut into small
squares
- glue sticks
- animal figurines
- light table
- video about elephants:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP5uJVpHrVw
Elephants
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Jungle Animals - Monkey

Materials used:
- song with movement: - marionette monkey Lewis
“5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” - egg cradboard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB9WKu0pHfs - wiggly eyes
- video about types of monkeys: - pipe cleaners
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nfEdq4bVIY - hot glue gun
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Monkey PE
Materials used:
- hoops
- elevated surface
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Jungle Animals - Parrots
Materials used:
- painted cardboard rolls
- old paper decoartions
- scissors
- glue sticks
- paper
Jungle Animals - Parrots
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Jungle Animals - Tiger
Materials used:
- papers
- tempera colours
- Sponges
- Magazine about animals
- book about tigers
- cardboard cut-out in the shape of a
tiger
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Rainforest Day

Materials used:
- Water colours
- soft paintbrushes
- cloth to be used as canvas for
painting
- water
- bubbles
Jungle - EVALUATION:
AIMS:
- Discovering and exploring about jungle and jungle animal
Children are familiar with the term jungle and recognize that it is larger and
thicker than a forest we go for a walk.
Children showed interest in exploring animals and the whole body and sensory
approach reflected very well on their interest and engagement in the
activities.

- Introducing exploring and learning through different and mix media materials
Children responded very well to different media through wich the topic was
presented. They show a strong connection between visual and audio and often
sought to complement the two with one another.
Jungle - EVALUATION:
OBJECTIVES:
- mastering movement with obstacles
Children's gross motor skills have improved as well as their sense of belonging to
a group
- exploring animal sounds
Children showed a lot of interest in the sounds and often imitated tehm during the
activities.
- exploriong different techniques
Children were open to exploring new techniques. Their cutting skills have improved
while with gluing they still have some dificulties with placing glue on the
appropriate side.
- introducing 3D form in creative processes
Children were very curious about the 3D form. Younger ones had some difficulties
in creating them from scratch. When provided with a basic form they were able to
do it.
- exploring dramatic play
Older children engaged in dramatic play with thematerials we made while younger
imitated them and often entered each others personal space

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