R-tworx: Day of the Dead

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This past week was Halloween and Day of the Dead.  So at R-tworx we explored Sugar Skulls made out of black paper and pastels.  At first I had the kids draw some designs on a template before moving to the black paper.  It was a great exercise in learning about the shape of the human skull… though a few kids were a little grossed out by the idea that there are no nose bones in the skull.  🙂

This activity was inspired by:

Deep Space Sparkle’s Katrina Paintings 

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For our Winter Themed after school program the Pre-K – Gr 1 classes took part in snowball relays, snowman decorating game and snow dough.

To take part in these activities read below:

Snowball Relay:

You will need:

  • Spoons
  • Styrofoam Balls
  • A large space
  • items to mark the start and finish (such as hula-hoops)
  • items to weave in an out of (such as pylons)

How to play:

  • Have kids pick up a Styrofoam ball and place it on the spoon
  • They must then walk with the ball on the spoon through the pylons to their teammate
  •  They will then transfer the ball to their teammate who must return to the start with the ball.
  • Try with different sized “snowballs!”

 

Decorate a Snowman Game:

You will need:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Scarf, Hat, Buttons, Nose (we cut ours out of construction paper)

How to Play:

  • Pick a “Snowman”.
  • Have the other children wrap the child up in toilet paper.
  • Dress the snowman.

 

Snow Dough:

What you will need:

  • 1 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 Cup Hair Conditioner

How to make:

  • Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and play!  Keep in an air tight container
  • Add glitter or food coloring to make it more fun!