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CRAFTY IDEAS – Special days and celebrations (Lower primary) Published by Prim-Ed Publishing 2007 Reprinted under licence by Prim-Ed Publishing 2007 Copyright© Amelia Ruscoe 2006 ISBN 978-1-84654-100-1 PR–0800

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Foreword Crafty ideas – Special days and celebrations is a compilation of craft activities for lower primary pupils. The craft activities are based upon special days and celebrations recognised by many primary schools. They provide practical consolidation and extension tasks which can be easily constructed by those with little fingers, and use resources readily available to classroom teachers.

the concepts underlying the celebration of these special occasions. Background information about the day, instructions for use and display ideas are provided. This book is also provided in digital format on the accompanying CD. Other titles in this series include: Crafty themes Crafty ideas A–Z Crafty ideas – Early concepts

The craft activities can be easily integrated into existing lesson plans to support and extend understanding of

Contents Teachers notes...........................................................................iv Safety awareness.................................................61–67 Resource list..............................................................................iv Teachers notes................................................................... 62–63 Special days and celebrations calendar................................... v Child Safety Week.................................................................... 64

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Family.....................................................................1–16 Child Protection Week............................................................. 65 Teachers notes....................................................................... 2–6 Skin Cancer Awareness Week.................................................. 66 Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day)......................................... 7–8 Fire safety................................................................................. 67

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Father’s Day.......................................................................... 9–10 International fundraisers......................................69–78 Grandparents’ Day............................................................. 11–12 Teachers notes................................................................... 70–72 International Day of Families.............................................. 13–14 Daffodil Day............................................................................. 73 Universal Children’s Day.................................................... 15–16 Red Nose Day.......................................................................... 74

Peace and remembrance.....................................17–23

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Teachers notes................................................................... 18–19 International Day of Peace................................................. 20–21 Remembrance Day............................................................ 22–23

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School-based celebrations..................................25–37 Teachers notes................................................................... 26–29

Starlight Children’s Foundation................................................ 75 World Red Cross Day............................................................... 76 International Day of People with a Disability...........................77

24 Hour Famine.......................................................................78

Environmental awareness.....................................79–88 Teachers notes................................................................... 80–82

Education Week................................................................ 30–31 World Environment Day........................................................... 83

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National Science Week...................................................... 32–33 Clean Up the World Day.......................................................... 84 Children’s Book Week........................................................ 34–37 Schools’ Clean Up Day............................................................ 85

Multicultural celebrations.....................................39–50 National Recycling Week......................................................... 86 Teachers notes................................................................... 40–44 Multicultural Week............................................................. 45–47 Chinese New Year................................................................... 48

World Day for Water................................................................ 87 National Tree Week.................................................................. 88

Guy Fawkes Night.................................................................... 49 Just for fun.........................................................89–104 Thanksgiving............................................................................ 50 Teachers notes................................................................... 90–94

Health awareness.................................................51–60 Teachers notes................................................................... 52–54 World Health Day.................................................................... 55 National Smile Week................................................................ 56

Birthdays.......................................................................... 95–100 St Patrick’s Day....................................................................... 101 April Fools’ Day..................................................................... 102 Valentine’s Day.............................................................. 103–104

Help a Heart Week.................................................................. 57 Public holidays.................................................105–153 World Osteoporosis Day......................................................... 58 Teachers notes............................................................... 106–121 Fruit ‘n’ Veg Week.............................................................. 59–60 The ‘show’..................................................................... 122–123 Easter............................................................................. 124–133 Christmas....................................................................... 134–153 Prim-Ed Publishing

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Teachers notes Crafty ideas – Special days and celebrations provides teachers with a variety of craft activities to highlight special events on the school calendar. Each craft activity has been designed with the capabilities of 5–7-year-olds in mind. The tasks chosen for inclusion are designed to support existing teaching and learning formats. The craft has been designed to be constructed by small children with minimal adult help, with simple colouring tasks and uncomplicated lines for cutting. Where activities may prove challenging for pupils still developing fine motor skills, reference has been made in the teachers notes to alert teachers that additional help from an adult is required. This allows the teachers to plan adequately for the lesson and acquire the support of parents, if required. Craft lessons are simple to prepare and require minimal additional craft materials for construction, most of which can be found in most lower primary supply rooms. A list of basic craft supplies is given below. The sturdiness of the craft produced will be improved if the templates are copied onto light card when reproduced for pupils. In some cases, coloured card can be used to add to the appearance of the finished craft. Ideally, each craft activity should be enlarged onto A3 art paper (to make it easier for little fingers) and then glued onto cardboard if required. Step-by-step instructions for use have been included. For best results, model the construction of the craft to the pupils before pupils complete the task themselves. Having a completed example of the craft will help the pupils visualise what their finished craft might look like and give them the opportunity to create any variations they might like to make.

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Teachers notes also include additional suggestions for using or displaying the completed craft.

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Resource list

To ensure craft lessons run smoothly, it is essential to prepare resources beforehand. The list below is a compilation of the additional basic craft resources required to complete the activities in this book. aluminium foil

dirt or sand

seeds

aniseed rings

drawing paper

sequins

brown paper bags

drawing pins

shredded paper or straw

candy canes

drinking straws

silver and gold spray paint

cardboard cylinders

fragrant essences and oils

single hole punch

cellophane

glitter

small bells

chalk

gold coin chocolates

small packaged treats

coloured cake papers

green garbage bags

split pins

coloured card

hat elastic

stapler

coloured crayons

heavy cardboard

staples

coloured paper

magnets

sticky tape

coloured paper circles

paper plates

string

coloured paper squares

paint

tea lights

coloured pencils

paintbrushes

threadable pasta

coloured string

paint trays

tinsel

cotton wool balls

photocopiable card

tissue paper

craft glue

pipe-cleaners

toothpicks

craft sticks

rice

wooden beads

crepe paper

rulers

wool

curling ribbon

scissors

writing pencils

decorative ribbon

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Special days and celebrations calendar January New Year’s Day – 1st Chinese New Year (Appearance of new moon, to full moon, usually occurring during the end of January to early February)

February Valentine’s Day – 14th

March National Science Week – 2nd week St Patrick’s Day – 17th World Day for Water – 22nd Mothering Sunday (Fourth Sunday after Lent) Easter (Full moon occurring on or following the vernal equinox—between 22nd March and 25th April)

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World Red Cross Day – 8th International Day of Families – 15th National Smile Week – Third week

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Help a Heart Week – First week World Environment Day – 5th Father’s Day – Third Sunday

Child Protection Week – First week International Day of Peace – 21st Grandparents’ Day – First Sunday after American Labor Day Clean up the World Day (date varies)

October Children’s Book Week – First week National Recycling Week – Third week World Osteoporosis Day – 20th United Nations Day – 24th

November Guy Fawkes Day – 5th Remembrance Day – 11th National Tree Week – Fourth week Thanksgiving – Fourth Thursday

December International Day of People with a Disability – 3rd Christmas Day – 25th Prim-Ed Publishing

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Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day)

Mothering Sunday is celebrated each year on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Traditionally, it was the day when people returned to their home (or ‘mother’) church to worship. This became an occasion for family reunions and working children were given the day off to visit their mother and family. Today, the day is also referred to as ‘Mother’s Day’ and is celebrated by giving small gifts or through kind gestures to show appreciation for the valuable contribution mothers make to families.

Tea bag gift To be used in conjunction with page 7.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • stapler and staples • scissors • sticky tape • small packaged treats • glue and glitter (optional) • colourful string cut into 15 cm lengths

1. Colour and cut out each template piece. 2. Add glitter to the heart, if desired. 3. Fold the large template in half and place a treat inside. Use sticky tape to fasten the treat in place. 4. Fold the small template piece in half and place the end of a length of string inside. Staple to fasten the two edges of the folded paper and the string together. 5. Place the other end of the string between the larger folded template and fasten using a stapler to create a tea bag style gift.

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• Read as a class the rhyme on the tea bag, making reference to the ‘treat’ inside and the reason for celebrating Mothering Sunday. Stimulate pupil interest in this special day by brainstorming all the ways mothers help and care for us. • Allow the pupils to take home their tea bag gift to give to their mothers on Mothering Sunday.

Bouquet card

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • stapler and staples or sticky tape • scissors • drinking straws

1. Colour the hearts using appropriately cheery colours and write who the card is from (where indicated). 2. Cut out the template along the dotted lines. 3. Fold in half to cut out and remove the internal section between the hearts. (Help the pupils with this, if required.) 4. While the card is folded in half, insert a drinking straw and fasten with sticky tape or staples so that the length of the straw protrudes from the bottom of the heart.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils can add their bouquet card to a hand-picked or bought bouquet of flowers and greenery to give to their mother as a Mothering Sunday gift.

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Father’s Day

Family

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. The day is celebrated by giving small gifts or through kind gestures to show appreciation for the valuable contribution fathers make to families.

Bright idea card To be used in conjunction with page 9.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • writing pencils

1. Colour the light bulb and use the space provided on the large template to draw or write a brilliant ‘Daddy time’ idea. Colour the large template as desired. 2. Cut out each template piece. 3. Fold the large template in half at the fold line to create a card with the rhyme and idea on the inside. 4. Fold the small template along the fold lines. 5. Glue the end sections onto the front of the card, creating a 3-D effect with the light bulb sitting away from the card.

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• Read the rhyme on the card together as a class, making reference to the special idea for spending time with their dad and discuss the reasons for celebrating Father’s Day. Stimulate pupil interest in this special day by brainstorming all the ways fathers help and care for us. • Allow the pupils to take home their brilliant idea as a gift to give to their fathers on Father’s Day.

Medal card

To be used in conjunction with page 10.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • sticky tape • ‘gold coin’ chocolate or covered confectionery suitable as a ‘medal’ • writing pencils

1. Colour and cut out the Father’s Day card template. 2. Fold the template at the fold line. 3. On the inside of the card, secure the ‘medal’ with sticky tape, ensuring it sits within the recess at the front of the card. 4. Inside the card, list the reasons why their dad deserves a medal. Illustrate as desired. 5. Sign the card.

Suggestions for use/display • Discuss the types of people who win or earn medals. Encourage pupils to relate the giving of their medal to their father as a symbol for their dad being special to them in some way. The pupils can give their father the ‘medal’ on Father’s Day.

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Family

Grandparents’ Day is celebrated in the United States on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Though this day is not widely celebrated here, it provides an opportunity, by giving small gifts or through kind gestures, to show appreciation for the valuable role grandparents play in families.

Grandma/Grandad and me cylinder To be used in conjunction with page 11.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • sticky tape • cardboard rolls • cardboard disc to fit to base of each roll • tissue paper • packaged sweets • writing pencils

1. Colour the template, adding detail to the faces and clothing. 2. In the speech bubble, write a kind message to a grandparent describing an aspect of the relationship they enjoy; for example, ‘I love how we feed the birds together’. 3. Cut out the template. 4. Secure disc to base of cardboard roll with sticky tape. 5. Roll the template around the cardboard roll and fasten with glue along the shaded section of the template. Ensure that the head and message extend above the height of the cardboard roll and the roll can stand upright. 6. Loosely wrap sweets in tissue paper and insert them into the cardboard roll.

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• Discuss a reason for celebrating Grandparent’s Day. Encourage grandparents to come to the classroom and see what their grandchildren are doing at school. Stimulate pupil interest in this special day by brainstorming all the ways grandparents help and care for us. • Allow the pupils to take home their craft gift to give to their grandparents on Grandparent’s Day. Some children may wish to make one for each of their grandparents.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • writing pencils

Instructions 1. Cut out each template piece. 2. Draw or write about a story told to them by their grandparents on the back of the ‘The best of “the olden days” stories’ CD template. 3. Draw or write about something that they love about their grandparents on the back of the ‘My grandparents’ greatest hits’ CD. 4. Colour the front of each CD and CD cover template. 5. Fold the CD cover in half along the fold line and fold the tabs into the ‘pocket’. 6. Fasten the tabs in place with glue and allow the CD cover to dry before placing the CDs inside.

Suggestions for use/display • Pupils share the ‘Olden days stories’ and ‘Greatest hits’ CDs with their peers. • Allow the pupils to take home their CD cards to give to their grandparents on Grandparents’ Day. Crafty ideas – Special days and celebrations

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International Day of Families

Family

The International Day of Families is celebrated each year on 15 May. The day recognises the importance of the family unit and recognises the diversity of families.

Family circle To be used in conjunction with page 13.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • brightly coloured paper • writing pencils

1. Read the labels on each of the potential family members. Identify the family members which represent their family and colour them accordingly. If a family member is not shown, use one of the blank ‘people’ templates and write an appropriate label; for example, aunt or uncle. 2. Colour the ‘me’ figure and include recognisable features, such as hair colour or glasses. Pupils write their own name in the space provided. 3. Cut out the appropriate family members and lay them in a circle around the ‘me’ figure. 4. Transfer the arrangement onto a separate piece of coloured paper and glue into place.

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• Have the pupils share their family unit with the class. Compare families in the class and examine how diverse they can be. • Display the pupils’ families around the title, ‘I have family all around me’.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • stapler and staples • scissors

1. Colour the house and the people. The pupils can be encouraged to make each of the people inside the house look like members of their own family by adding distinguishing features. Alternatively, they could write the names of family members on the template people. 2. Cut out the house template. 3. Carefully cut away the internal shaded areas to create the people pattern. 4. Fold along all of the fold lines to create a concertina with the people standing in the centre section of the house. 5. Bring each of the roofs together so that the rhyme is facing outward and fasten with staples.

Suggestions for use/display • Read as a class the rhyme on the house, making reference to reasons for celebrating the International Day of Families. Stimulate pupil interest in this special day by brainstorming reasons why families are important. • Pupils recite the rhyme together and invert to discover ‘all the family’ inside their house.

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Universal Children’s Day

Family

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated each year on the 20 November. The day recognises children around the world, the importance of play and a desire for their health and happiness.

Multicultural children chain To be used in conjunction with page 15.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • glue or sticky tape

1. Colour each of the children represented on the paper strips. Note the identifying features of each child’s clothes in accordance with their nationality. 2. Cut out each template piece. 3. Create a loop with one of the strips so the picture is on the outside and the shaded end overlapped. Fasten with glue or sticky tape. 4. Loop a second paper strip through the first to create a chain and fasten. Loop each of the remaining paper strips to create a series of linked ‘children’ from around the world.

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• Discuss ways that children, regardless of their nationality, are alike. Explain how the linked children represents our similarity and unity with others, regardless of nationality. • Link all of the pupils’ paper chains together to create a long length to decorate the room. Label the display, ‘We are one, but we are many’.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • writing pencils

Instructions 1. Colour the templates using bright ‘rainbow’ colours. 2. Cut out the template pieces. 3. Have the pupils draw or write things in each section of the template to describe what children need; for example, draw a sandwich on the plate under the heading ‘kids need food’. 4. Fold both templates in half at the dotted fold lines so that the artwork faces inward. 5. Attach the rainbow to the main template by gluing the tabs at either end of the rainbow to the back of the main template. When the main template is three-quarters open, the rainbow will stand erect.

Suggestions for use/display • Investigate the things ‘kids’ need to stay healthy and happy. Encourage the pupils to keep their craft upright on their table as a reminder of how we all need to ‘care for kids’.

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Peace and remembrance

International Day of Peace is celebrated each year on 21 September. The day is observed by a request for global ceasefire and non-violence. The day is designed to raise awareness of the importance of resolving conflict peacefully.

World peace dove To be used in conjunction with page 20.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • blue and green coloured paper • circular backing paper or card with a diameter of 30 cm

1. Colour each of the templates and trace over the words ‘peace’, ‘love’ and ‘forgiveness’. 2. Cut out each piece. 3. Overlap and glue each of the feathers onto the side of the dove. 4. Tear small pieces of blue and green paper, approximately 2 cm2. 5. Glue the coloured paper sections onto the circular backing paper, creating a blue and green mosaic to represent Earth. 6. Glue the dove onto the ‘world’ background.

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Hand print prayer dove

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto coloured paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • coloured paint • paint tray • scissors • string • single hole punch

Instructions 1. Colour the bird’s head and tail, using coloured pencils or crayons. 2. Pour paint into a tray that is large enough to fit a child’s hand. Wet each hand with paint. Use white paint if you are using a coloured background or coloured paint if using white paper. 3. Make a hand print fitting into each wing of the dove, with fingers held together. Use the left hand for the left wing and right hand for the right wing. 4. When dry, cut out the dove template. 5. Fold the dove in half and make a hole where indicated in the middle of the bird. 6. Thread string through the holes. Tie a knot and suspend.

Suggestions for use/display • Suspend the doves in a flock around the class. Organise a class prayer for world peace.

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Remembrance Day Peace and remembrance Remembrance Day is celebrated on 11 November. On this day, at 11 am, people pause to remember the sacrifice of those men and women who have died or suffered in wars and conflicts and all who have served in the armed forces.

Poppy cross To be used in conjunction with page 22.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • red and black colouring medium (paint or greasy crayons are best) • craft glue • sticky tape • scissors • black crepe paper

1. Colour the poppy flower templates bright red. Colour the cross template black. 2. Cut out each template piece. 3. Cut along the dotted cutting lines towards the centre of each poppy template. Slide the shaded edge of the poppy under the other to create a slightly concave cone-shaped flower. Fasten with sticky tape. Repeat with the remaining poppy templates. 4. Tear or cut small sections of black crepe paper, approximately 2 cm2, and scrunch into small balls. Glue a crepe paper ball into the centre of each poppy. 5. Glue each of the poppies onto a shaded spot on the cross template.

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Instructions 1. Colour the larger template and draw a picture of something we associate with Remembrance Day in the space provided. 2. Cut out the larger template. 3. Fold the larger template in half and cut along the two dotted internal lines to create parallel slits. (Be prepared to help pupils with this.) 4. Colour the second template, if desired, and trace over the words ‘month’, ‘day’ and ‘hour’. 5. Cut out the smaller template. 6. Thread the smaller template through the slits in the larger template. Ensure it can be pulled back and forth to show different words. 7. Once inserted, turn the calendar over and roll the smaller template into a cylinder. Glue the smaller template at the shaded area under the arrow so it creates a tube. 8. You should now be able to roll the dates into position.

Suggestions for use/display • As a class, examine the calendar to reinforce when Remembrance Day occurs. • The pupils can keep their calendars on their desk during the days leading up to Remembrance Day as a reminder of the special event. • Provide the pupils with an opportunity to describe to the class what they drew on the reverse side of their calendar, relating the reasons why and how it represents Remembrance Day to them. Prim-Ed Publishing

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Education Week

A number of education weeks are held at varying times of the year in different counties and countries. The role of Education Week is to bring together school members and their community to promote and celebrate the role of quality education for school pupils.

Laptop To be used in conjunction with page 30.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • silver spray paint (optional) • writing pencils

1. Cut out the laptop template. 2. Fold the template in half to create an opening and closing laptop. 3. Write an Education Week journal entry about the week’s events on the ‘computer screen’. 4. Using coloured pencils, colour the laptop and illustrate the journal entry on the screen. 5. Use silver spray paint to paint the ‘cover’ of the laptop for added effect.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • glitter • narrow paintbrushes • writing pencils

1. Colour the award using coloured pencils or crayons. 2. Using a fine paintbrush, brush glue onto the letters of the word ‘brilliance’ and surrounding border. 3. Sprinkle glitter over the area painted with glue. Shake off excess glitter and allow to dry. 4. Cut out the award template from the pupil activity sheet. 5. Write a worthy recipient’s name in the appropriate part of the award. Sign and date award.

Suggestions for use/display • The awards could be collected prior to names being added and used by the teacher for special school award ceremonies, such as school assemblies. • Alternatively, the pupils could award one another (appropriately) with their handmade awards.

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School-based celebrations

National Science Week is an annual celebration of science, engineering and technology. The role of National Science Week is to raise the profile, and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation, of the role of science, engineering, technology and innovation in maintaining and improving our society, economy and the environment. National Science Week is celebrated during the second week of March each year.

Telescope To be used in conjunction with page 32.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • scissors • craft glue • glitter • fine paintbrushes • yellow cellophane™ (optional) • sticky tape (optional)

1. Cut out the template pieces from the pupil activity page. 2. Paint glue onto the stars and add glitter. Shake off excess glitter and allow time to dry. 3. Roll each of the template pieces into cylinders and glue into position using the indicated flap. 4. Cut along the dotted lines at the end of each cylinder to create a series of flaps. 5. Fold the flaps on the cylinders. Fold the ‘National science week’ flaps outwards, and the ‘starry’ flaps inwards. 6. Slide the ‘National science week’ cylinder inside the ‘starry’ cylinder so that the flaps interlock when the cylinders are extended, creating an extendable telescope. 7. Tape a circle of yellow cellophane™ to the end of the telescope to create a colourful lens through which to view.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • separate sheets of earthy coloured paper

1. Cut out the jigsaw pieces from the pupil activity sheet. 2. Arrange the pieces on a separate piece of paper to create a picture of an archaeological discovery of a dinosaur skeleton. 3. Glue the pieces to fix the picture in place and allow to dry. 4. Colour the picture in earthy colours using pencils or crayons.

Suggestions for use/display • Create a set of cards by laminating the template pieces for the pupils to arrange in their spare time. • Arrange the pupils’ craftwork randomly against a background of earthy colours to create an archaeological dig display.

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Children’s Book Week

School-based celebrations

Children’s Book Week is an annual event to celebrate children’s literature. Each year a certain theme is celebrated nationally with activities, competitions and visits to public libraries by renowned authors and illustrators. Children’s Book Week is held during the first week of October.

Personalised book To be used in conjunction with page 34.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • writing pencils

1. Cut out book template. 2. Fold page in half across ‘line A’ and cut along the internal dotted lines. Open out. 3. Fold in half, length ways. 4. Holding the ends, push the middle pages outwards to form an eight page booklet. 5. Complete the text on each page and illustrate appropriately.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • craft glue • scissors • pipe-cleaners • writing pencils • single hole punch

Instructions 1. On each ‘open book’ page, write or draw your thoughts about a well-known storybook. 2. Colour the remaining worm sections in bright colours. 3. Cut out the template pieces. 4. Glue the sections to the worm’s head, using the shaded tabs. Fold each book section along the fold lines. Attach each book section following the first. Complete the worm’s body by attaching the tail section in the same way. 5. Punch a hole at the top of the worm’s head using a single hole punch. Bend the pipe-cleaner in half and thread through the hole to create antennae.

Suggestions for use/display • Brainstorm with the pupils a list of popular stories they could include on their worm. Alternatively, encourage the pupils to review, through words or pictures, the short listed children’s books for the year. • The pupils can concertina their bookworm and slowly unfold to reveal and read about the stories they chose to include.

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Continuous book To be used in conjunction with page 36.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • craft glue • scissors

1. Draw and colour a picture to describe each of the titles on the template pages. 2. Cut out each template. 3. Fold each of the templates in half. Each will become the page of a book. 4. Glue the back of the left-hand page of one ‘book’ to the back of the right-hand page of another. Repeat until all ‘books’ are connected, including the first and last. This creates a continuous book which will stand upright.

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Instructions 1. Colour each of the template pieces using pencils or crayons. 2. Cut around each bookmark template. 3. With a cutting tool, cut the internal slits in the ‘Reading rocks’ bookmark. (Young pupils will need assistance with this task.) 4. Thread the number templates through the slits so that a single number is showing to the front. 5. You can now keep track of the page you are up to by sliding the number strips on the ‘Reading rocks’ bookmark.

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• Bookmarks could be laminated for extra durability. • The ‘Ker ... splatt!’ card could also be enlarged and used as a place marker for use in the library when finding a book to borrow. This encourages pupils to return books they are looking at to the correct location on the shelves.

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Multicultural Week

Many countries and counties hold their own multicultural weeks at various times throughout the year. A multicultural week is celebrated by sharing the food, dance, stories and customs of different nations in order to promote an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity.

Multicultural mobile To be used in conjunction with page 45.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • sticky tape • string • single hole punch

1. Colour each template piece, making a point of illustrating each face and body differently. 2. Cut out each template piece. 3. Turn each piece to the reverse side and draw and colour two new faces and bodies. There should be four different faces and bodies when complete. 4. Cut slits into each of the pieces along the dotted lines, as indicated. 5. Punch a hole at the top centre of one head and one body as indicated. 6. Slot together the two heads so that they are at right angles to each other. Fasten in place with tape. 7. Slot together the two bodies in the same way and fasten with sticky tape. 8. Thread string through the hole in the top of the head and tie in place. Pass the end of the string down the join in the heads and, leaving a gap of approximately 2 cm, thread the string through the hole in the body and tie in place.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • crepe paper streamers • rice • stapler • paper plates

Instructions 1. Colour the template pieces using bright celebratory colours. 2. Cut out each template piece. 3. Place a paper plate face-up. Place lengths of streamers over the top of the plate, so they resemble rays of sunlight around a sun. 4. Place another paper plate on top of the original plate, facedown. Staple the edges of the plates together almost stapling the two shut. Leave a small section unstapled. 5. Feed a handful of rice into the opening between the two plates and then staple the remaining section shut, adding more streamers. Make sure there are no gaps! 6. Glue the two templates either side of the paper plate tambourine.

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Multicultural celebrations

Multicultural people flower To be used in conjunction with page 47.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • green drinking straws • split pins • stapler and staples

1. Colour each of the people petals on the flower template a different colour to represent the different nationalities of the world. Colour the face using all of the colours represented in the people petals. 2. Cut out the template pieces. 3. Punch a hole at the X in the middle of the flower and through the nose on the face template. 4. Place the face template on top of the flower to create a flower centre and fasten together with a split pin. Split the pin loosely so that the face can be turned to each of the people petals easily. 5. Staple a green drinking straw to the back of the flower template, just below the split pin, to make a stalk for the flower, making sure not to staple the face to the flower.

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Chinese New Year

Multicultural celebrations

Chinese New Year follows a different calendar from the traditional western New Year’s Day of 1 January. Chinese New Year starts with the appearance of the first new moon in the western new year, usually around late January to early February. The new year festivities end fifteen days later with the appearance of the full moon and a celebration known as the Lantern Festival.

Festival dragon To be used in conjunction with page 48.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • stapler • red crepe paper cut into streamers

1. Colour the dragon head with bright colours; predominantly red, gold, black and green. Colour the tongue red. 2. Cut out the template pieces. 3. Glue the tongue template to the shaded section in the dragon’s mouth. 4. Fold the dragon’s mouth along the fold lines into two forward peaks and staple in place. 5. Attach red streamers to the back of the dragon’s head and chin.

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Guy Fawkes Night

Multicultural celebrations

Guy Fawkes Night is an annual celebration on the evening of 5 November, primarily in the United Kingdom, but also in New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and formerly in Australia. It celebrates the failure of the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt by a group of Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament, London, on the evening of 5 November 1605. Their aim was to kill the Protestant king, James I. Celebrations include firework displays and the lighting of bonfires, on which dummies representing Guy Fawkes are burnt.

Guy Fawkes firework To be used in conjunction with page 49.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • scissors • craft glue • sticky tape • craft sticks • glitter • writing pencils

1. Carefully paint glue onto the stars and wording of the large template piece and sprinkle with glitter. Discard excess glitter and allow to dry. 2. Follow the same instructions for the smaller, circular template. 3. Pupils write their name in the space provided. 4. Cut out each template piece. 5. Roll the large template piece into a cylinder, and glue to fasten. 6. Cut slits along the bottom edge of the cylinder, along the dotted lines, to create a fringe. 7. Cut a slit in the circular template along the dotted line. Form a cone to fit the cylinder and fasten with sticky tape. 8. Attach the cone to the top of the cylinder by gluing at the tabs. 9. Attach a craft stick inside the lower half of the cylinder to complete the firework.

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an annual holiday observed in the United States of America and Canada to celebrate being thankful for the things one has. In the US, the holiday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated with a large roast turkey dinner shared among friends and family. It is an important family gathering and people often travel long distances to be with relatives for the celebration.

Hand print turkey mobile To be used in conjunction with page 50.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • scissors • craft glue • sheets of brown, orange, yellow and red coloured paper • red paper cut into strips • elastic • single hole punch

1. Cut out each of the template pieces from the pupil activity sheet. 2. Make a hole in the top of the circular template piece using the hole punch. 3. Fold the head template along the fold lines to create a ‘u’ shape and glue to the shaded square labelled ‘head’ on the circular template. 4 Concertina strips of red paper and attach between the feet and body at the squares labelled ‘foot’ to create stretchy legs. 5. Trace hand prints onto the coloured paper and carefully cut out the hand shapes. Create five in total. 6. Glue the paper hands around the edge of the ‘body’ to create the tail feathers of the turkey. 7. Tie elastic to the hole at the top of the body and suspend.

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Health awareness

World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April. Each year has a focus theme as designated by the World Health Organisation.

Healthy runner To be used in conjunction with page 55.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • split pins

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces from the pupil activity sheet. 2. Cut along the dotted lines to create hair on the runner. 3. Curl the hair by rolling each strip of cut paper hair tightly around a pencil and holding firmly for a few moments. 4. Make a hole at the designated spot on the runner’s waist and in the middle of the circle. 5. Place the circular template behind the runner template and fasten together by threading a split pin through the holes and opening the pin to hold the pieces together.

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National Smile Week is observed to promote dental care and hygiene and encourage oral health in the community. It is held during the third week of May.

Chatter puppets To be used in conjunction with page 56.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue or sticky tape

1. Colour and cut out each of the finger puppet templates. 2. Roll each of the finger puppet templates into cylinders and fasten using glue or sticky tape.

Suggestions for use/display • Pupils place an ‘upper’ set of teeth on their index finger and a ‘lower’ set on their thumb to create a matching set of teeth. Place the other set of teeth on the other hand in a similar fashion. Use the puppets to have conversations about how to take care of their teeth from the perspective of the teeth.

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Health awareness

Help a Heart Week is organised by the Heart Foundation and held during the first week of June. The event is used to help raise funds and community awareness about cardiovascular disease. During the week, emphasis is placed on heart-friendly exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Jumping heart To be used in conjunction with page 57.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • red craft paper • string • elastic • ruler • single hole punch

1. Colour and cut out the template pieces from the pupil activity page. 2. Cut four 2-cm wide strips of red paper and concertina into lengths suitable for arms and legs. 3. Connect the red paper strips between the tabs on the heart template and the corresponding hands and feet. 4. Glue a length of string between the hands of the ‘heart person’ to create a skipping rope. 5. Make a hole at the marked spot at the top of the heart template using a sharp pencil or other suitable implement. Thread a length of elastic through the hole and tie to secure.

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World Osteoporosis Day is held on 20 October. The day is designed to help raise awareness of how to build and maintain strong, healthy bones.

X-ray man To be used in conjunction with page 58.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • yellow or red cellophane™ • scissors • craft glue

1. Cut out the skeleton template from the pupil activity sheet. 2. Brush glue over the skeleton template and cover with cellophane™. Turn the template over and repeat the process so that the skeleton is encased between two pieces of cellophane™. 3. Trim the cellophane™ to create a ‘body’ around the skeleton.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils can take their skeletons home as a reminder of World Osteoporosis Day. The hands of the skeletons can be folded and shaped to hold onto the rungs of the shelving inside their fridge at home to help remind the family to eat ‘bone-friendly’ foods.

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Fruit ‘n’ Veg Week

Health awareness

Fruit ‘n’ Veg Week is coordinated by the Nutrition and Physical Activity Branch of the Department of Health of Western Australia. The event is targeted towards primary school pupils and staff to encourage fruit and vegetable consumption. Similar events are held worldwide and link well with healthy schools initiatives.

Two fruit ‘n’ five veg To be used in conjunction with page 59.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue

1. Using coloured pencils or crayons, draw two pieces of fruit in the ‘peas’ at the top of the pod and five vegetables in the peas at the bottom of the pod. Colour the remaining pea pod green, back and front. 2. Cut out each of the template pieces. 3. Fold the pea pod in half at the fold line. 4. Glue the title template onto the front of the closed pea pod.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • separate sheets of green, circular craft paper

Instructions 1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Arrange the pieces on the craft paper to create a face. 3. Glue the pieces in place.

Suggestions for use/display • Allow the pupils to add other fruit and vegetable collage pieces to their picture to create a body, if desired. • Use the pupils’ crafts to create a display about healthy food, promoting the consumption of two fruits and five vegetables each day.

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Child Safety Week

Safety awareness

Child Safety Week (also Kidsafe or Safe Kids Worldwide) is held to help prevent accidental childhood injury. Many children of 14 years of age, or younger, are injured or killed in accidents that could have been prevented. The event is held at different times of the year worldwide and focuses on educating young children about potential dangers, including bicycle safety and water safety.

Safe cyclist To be used in conjunction with page 64.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • separate sheets of coloured craft paper

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • glitter • string • writing pencils • single hole punch

Instructions 1. Paint the wings template with glue and sprinkle with glitter. Shake off any excess glitter. 2. Colour the angel template and have the pupils add features to the person in the angel’s wings to make it look like him/her. 3. Cut out each of the template pieces from the pupil activity sheet. 4. Have the pupils write who their guardian angel is (it may be a friend or relative) in the space provided. 5. Roll the angel into a cylinder shape and hold firmly for a moment to shape the wings around the person pictured inside. 6. Fold the wings template along the fold lines and glue to the back of the angel. 7. Make a hole in the angel’s halo as marked and attach a piece of string.

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• The angels can be suspended together to make a class mobile, or taken home by the pupils to remind families of the importance of child protection. Crafty ideas – Special days and celebrations

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Skin Cancer Awareness Week

Safety awareness Skin Cancer Awareness Week (or Sun Awareness Week) is held during November in the Southern Hemisphere and May in the Northern Hemisphere. The week promotes sun safety and the early detection and treatment of skin cancer.

Skin-safe Sam To be used in conjunction with page 66.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • separate pieces of blue paper • pieces of white chalk

1. Colour each of the template pieces completely so that no white areas remain. The pupils may choose to draw a shirt on Sam as he will be out in the sun. 2. Cut out the template pieces from the pupil activity sheet. 3. Glue the portrait template piece onto the blue paper. 4. Glue the sun templates together in the ‘sky’ and the hat on Sam’s head. 5. Use the white chalk as sunscreen and rub over Sam’s face and shoulders to protect him against the sun.

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Pupils should be taught that in the event of a fire, three very important rules apply: • Leave your possessions. • Leave the building as quickly as possible. • NEVER go back into a burning building.

Get down low – Go! Go! Go! To be used in conjunction with page 67.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • craft sticks

1. Colour and cut out both of the template pieces. 2. Cut along the dotted line on the bedroom scene template. (Young pupils may need help to cut internal lines.) 3. Glue a craft stick upward from the back of the crawling child. 4. Insert the crawling child through the slit in the bedroom scene so that the child ‘crawls’ across the words, ‘Get down low – Go! Go! Go!’

Suggestions for use/display • Allow the pupils to move their crawling child across the bedroom scene by moving the craft stick. Have the pupils repeat and internalise the words written on the scene to promote the fire-safe strategy.

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Daffodil Day

International fundraisers

Daffodil Day is a fundraiser organised by Marie Curie Cancer Care to raise awareness about cancer. The fundraiser is held in March because the daffodil represents the first flower of spring and is a symbol of hope in the fight against cancer. Daffodils are purchased and worn on Daffodil Day to support cancer research.

3-D daffodil To be used in conjunction with page 73.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • yellow crayons • scissors • sticky tape • green straws • single hole punch

1. Colour the blank template pieces using yellow crayon. 2. Cut out each of the template pieces. 3. Make a hole at the nose of the flower template, as shown, using a sharp pencil or tool. 4. Cut along the edge of the semicircular template at the dotted lines to created a frayed edge. 5. Make cuts at the dotted lines in the middle of the semicircular template piece, but do not fold. 6. Roll the semicircle into a cone shape and fasten with sticky tape. 7. Thread the pointy end of the cone through the nose of the flower template, then separate and fold back the tips of the cone. Fasten the cone in place with sticky tape. 8. Attach a straw to the back of the flower to make a stem.

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• Make a Daffodil Day display by placing all of the pupils’ daffodils in a large bunch in a colourful vase. Support Daffodil Day by encouraging the pupils to place contributions into the vase.

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Red Nose Day is held in March and uses comedy and laughter to give serious messages. People are encouraged to wear a red nose and raise money, to help make a difference to the lives of people living in poverty.

Red nose baby To be used in conjunction with page 74.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue

1. Use coloured pencils or crayons to colour the template pieces. The nose template should be coloured red. The pupils could also be encouraged to colour the spots on the baby’s nappy red too. 2. Cut out the template pieces from the pupil activity sheet. 3. Glue the red nose onto the baby’s face.

Suggestions for use/display • Display the pupils’ crafts or allow the pupils to take them home as a reminder to other family members about the Red Nose Day appeal. Crafty ideas – Special days and celebrations

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Starlight Children’s Foundation

International fundraisers

The Starlight Children’s Foundation was created to help increase the quality of life of seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families. Their programmes are geared towards delivering fun and entertainment to hospitalised children around the country. The foundation also has a wish-granting programme for children aged between four and eighteen. StarDay is the name given to their fundraising day.

Stained glass starlight To be used in conjunction with page 75.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • scissors • craft glue • yellow, gold or silver cellophane™ • glitter (optional)

1. Cut out the template pieces from the pupil activity page. 2. Cut out the internal star shape. (Some children may require help with this.) 3. Glue cellophane™ to the back of the circle template so that the star is completely covered. Cut away any excess cellophane™. 4. Glue the eyes and mouth onto the front of the cellophane™ star. 5. Add glitter to the star, if desired.

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World Red Cross Day (and Red Crescent Day) is held on 8 May each year. The day is an annual global celebration of the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement and their humanitarian work and volunteers. The day is held on the birthday of its founder, Henry Dunant.

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Red Cross survival kit

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue or sticky tape

1. Colour the box template making the crosses red. Cut out the box template, including the slits extending halfway across the ends of the template. 2. Fold along each of the fold lines to form a cube. Use glue or sticky tape to fasten into position the tabs to create an open box. 3. Colour the illustrated squares, each showing things which would be found in a Red Cross survival kit. Draw something else which might be found in the kit on the blank square. 4. Cut out each square. 5. Place each of the squares inside the red cross box. 6. Close the box by sliding the top flap of the box into the flap beneath it.

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International fundraisers The International Day of People with a Disability is part of a worldwide celebration that occurs on 3 December each year. The event raises awareness about the abilities and achievements of people living with disabilities.

International Day of People with a Disability

Sunflower wheelchair To be used in conjunction with page 77.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • small paper cake cups

1. Colour and cut out the wheelchair template. 2. Fold the template along the fold lines to make a wheelchair which can stand upright. (Note: It will fall over until the cake cups are attached). 3. Glue brightly coloured paper cake cups onto the larger wheels of the wheelchair to make the large wheels. When attached, the wheelchair should support itself in an upright position.

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• The pupils can keep the wheelchairs on their desks or take them home as a reminder to other family members of the International Day of People with a Disability.

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The 24 Hour Famine is organised by World Vision and runs for several weekends each year. During the event, people can raise money for children in poor countries by going without food (or something else that really matters) for 24 hours. The event helps people get a taste of what life is like for children in some of the world’s poorest countries, while raising money for the cause.

Hungry Harry

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • brown paper bags • stapler

1. Cut out and colour the ‘Hungry Harry’ template from the pupil activity sheet. 2. Cut the internal line to create Harry’s mouth and fold outward at the fold line. (Young pupils may require assistance with internal lines.) 3. Open the paper bag and staple the ‘Hungry Harry’ template to either side of the opening, so that when items are placed in Harry’s mouth, they will go into the bag.

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Environmental awareness

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World Day for Water

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Environmental awareness World Environment Day World Environment Day is commemorated on 5 June each year. The event was founded by the United Nations to stimulate awareness about the environment.

World Environment Day mobile To be used in conjunction with page 83.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • crepe paper or strips of coloured paper • craft glue

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Arrange each of the template pieces down the length of the paper strip. Ensure ‘World Environment Day’ is arranged correctly. 3. Glue the pieces into position as arranged.

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Clean Up the World Day is held during September. During the day, people help to clean up rubbish and pollution to create a cleaner, safer environment for themselves and others.

Clean up the World vacuum To be used in conjunction with page 84.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • green garbage bag, cut into strips

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces from the pupil activity sheet. 2. Cut out the internal section at the top of the vacuum to create a handle. (Young pupils may require assistance cutting out internal shapes.) 3. Attach a length of plastic between the ‘nose’ of the vacuum cleaner and the brush to make a long vacuum hose.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils can role-play ‘cleaning up the World’ using their personal vacuum cleaners.

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Schools’ Clean Up Day

Environmental awareness Schools’ Clean Up Day is an annual Australian event. The day is designed to encourage pupils to participate in Clean Up the World Day as part of a school activity. Maybe your school could hold a ‘Schools’ Clean Up Day’, to support ‘Clean Up the World Day’.

Emu parade To be used in conjunction with page 85.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • scrap paper

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces from the pupil activity sheet. 2. Glue the feathers onto the emu along the shaded section. 3. Roll balls of scrap paper and glue them into the rubbish bin and ‘into’ the emu’s mouth.

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National Recycling Week is an initiative of Planet Ark. The week is held during the third week of October and encourages all people to recycle and make a difference together.

Recycling plant To be used in conjunction with page 86.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • split pins

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces from the pupil activity sheet. 2. Make a hole in the centre of the circle template and the recycling plant template, where indicated. 3. Place the circle behind the recycling plant template so that the holes align. Insert a split pin through both pieces and separate the pin at the back to hold the pieces together.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils can rotate the circle to demonstrate that different items can be recycled or reused.

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Environmental awareness World Day for Water World Day for Water was designed by the United Nations to promote public awareness about water conservation and the development of water resources. The day is held on 22 March each year.

Waterfall To be used in conjunction with page 87.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue

1. Colour and cut out the waterfall template. 2. Fold the waterfall at the fold lines so that the cliff face stands upright, with plants and rocks extending above the fold on either side, and the pool is flat at the base of the craft. 3. Colour the rectangular template blue to represent water. Cut into strips. 4. Curl the paper strips by wrapping each tightly around a pencil. 5. Glue the strips along the top of the waterfall at the shaded area so that they are extending down towards the pool. Alternate between using long and short strips to create the effect of splashing, rushing water.

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National Tree Week is held during the fourth week in November. During Tree Week, people are encouraged to plant trees as a community, demonstrating how easy it is to help the environment. The goal of Tree Week is to help repair, revegetate and restore landscapes and ‘green up’ the environment.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • a variety of seeds • sand or dirt (optional) • writing pencils

1. Cut out and colour each of the template pieces from the pupil activity sheet. 2. Read as a class the poem on the side of the plant pot. Pupils select what seed they would like to ‘plant’ and glue one onto their planter pot, where indicated. 3. Pupils complete the poem by writing what their seed will grow into. 4. Glue the dirt template over the seed, gluing only where indicated by the shaded area. 5. If desired, paint the ‘dirt’ area in the plant pot with glue and sprinkle with a small amount of dirt or sand.

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Just for fun

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Birthdays

Just for fun

Birthdays are held around the world to celebrate the birth date and lives of individuals. Birthday celebrations are traditionally shared with family and friends and may include the giving of gifts, special food and games.

Sweet hunt basket To be used in conjunction with page 95.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue

1. Colour the ‘rainbow’ stripes on the basket template and handle template, using appropriate rainbow colours. 2. Cut out each of the template pieces. 3. Roll the basket template into a cone shape. Brush glue onto the shaded area and overlap the opposite edge to hold firmly as a cone shape. 4. Attach either end of the paper strip to the shaded areas, as marked, to make a handle for the basket.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue or sticky tape • toothpicks • cupcakes (or playdough cupcakes) (Note: For this craft, teachers will have to ensure that pupils use the toothpicks safely.)

Instructions 1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Punch small holes at the black dots on each of the candle flames. Weave a toothpick through each of the candle flames. 3. Wrap the birthday cake template around a cupcake and hold in position with glue or sticky tape. 4. Insert the toothpicks, complete with paper flames, into the cupcake. (Note: The pupil should place only one candle for every year of age.)

Suggestions for use/display • Hold a mini birthday party or hold a pretend birthday party day, whereby pupils can sing happy birthday, pretend to blow out their candles and eat their cake. This activity is also useful as a concrete aid for enacting number stories.

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Just for fun Birthday pirate hat To be used in conjunction with page 97.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • elastic • single hole punch

1. Cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Complete the sentence on the eye patch with the correct age. 3. Make holes at the spots marked with an X, including those on the eye patch. 4. Thread elastic through the holes on the hat, adjust to fit to the child’s head and fasten with a knot. 5. Attach elastic to the eye patch and fasten, following the process in step 4.

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1. Colour the party hat template in bright ‘princess’ colours and cut out. 2. Glue sequins on the circles around the bottom edge and along the middle of the party hat to decorate. 3. Fold the template in half and in half again lengthways at the fold lines. 4. Cut carefully along the dotted lines to remove the shaded sections and create a decorative pattern. 5. Unfold the template to reveal the pattern created and then curl into a cone shape, fastening with glue or sticky tape at the shaded flap. 6. Sticky tape lengths of coloured crepe paper or ribbon to the inside of the party hat and thread them through the top of the hat. 7. Attach elastic so that the hat will stay firmly on the head.

Suggestions for use/display • The ‘birthday girl’ can decorate and wear her special party hat on her birthday as a special treat.

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Birthdays

Just for fun

Pin the tail on the dragon To be used in conjunction with page 99.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet enlarged and copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • drawing pins

1. Colour the template pieces using bright ‘dragon’ colours and cut out. 2. Fasten the dragon template to a pinboard in preparation for playing the game. 3. Insert a drawing pin into the tail at the X.

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1. Colour and cut out the template pieces. 2. Make slits on the card template at the dotted lines. (Note: Young pupils may need help cutting internal lines.) 3. Fold the card in half so that the text is on the inside of the card. 4. Complete the text on the card. 5. Attach the ‘It’s party time’ template to the front of the folded card by threading the tabs through the slits to create a 3-D effect and gluing behind at the shaded areas.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils can make their birthday cards for fellow class members or family members.

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St Patrick’s Day

Just for fun

St Patrick’s Day commemorates the death of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The shamrock (or three leaf clover) has become a popular icon of the day as it is believed St Patrick used it to explain the holy trinity as having both a separate and singular identity. St Patrick’s Day is held on 17 March.

Lucky shamrock To be used in conjunction with page 101.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • green pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • separate sheets of green paper

1. Colour the clover leaves green and cut out the template pieces. 2. Cut along the internal dotted lines to create a fold back ‘secret’ window. 3. Glue the square template onto a separate piece of green paper, taking care not to glue the window section to the paper. 4. Gently fold back the window and glue the four leafed clover underneath to ‘hide’ it.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • cardboard tubes (optional) • glitter (optional)

1. Colour the pieces, using two colours to create a harlequin pattern. (Orange and purple look great.) 2. Cut out the template pieces from the pupil activity sheet. 3. Roll the rectangular template around the cardboard tube and glue into position or roll the template into a cylinder and fasten at the shaded strip with glue. 4. Glue the three triangular template pieces to the top of the cylinder. 5. Dip the tips of each of the triangles into glue and then into glitter. When returned to an upright position, the pieces should curve outward from the cylinder. 6. Glue the face and speech bubble onto the cylinder to create an April Fools’ jester character.

Suggestions for use/display • Use the figurines to enact short plays where the jesters play practical jokes on one another. Alternatively, the ‘April Fools’’ jester could turn up in funny places around the classroom at different times of the day to give the pupils a laugh. Prim-Ed Publishing

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Valentine’s Day

Just for fun

Valentine’s Day is held on 14 February. On this day, people treat their sweetheart, while secret admirers let their true feelings be known. There are several theories behind the origins of Valentine’s Day, all involving Saint Valentine, who died, supposedly, in the name of love.

Heart shaped woven basket To be used in conjunction with page 103.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto light card • coloured wool or crepe paper • scissors • stapler

1. Cut out the weaving template from the pupil activity sheet. 2. Fold each of the flaps upward so that the centre heart becomes the base of the basket to be woven. 3. Cut lengths of wool or crepe paper and begin passing one of the lengths back and forth between the flaps of the basket. 4. Push the wool or crepe paper downward so that the weave is tight. Fasten the ends by knotting or stapling.

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1. Colour both template pieces using traditional colours for ‘love’, such as red, pink and yellow. Cut out each template. 2. Fold the heart template in half, inwards. Fold the card template in half. 3. Glue the bottom hearts on the heart template to the shaded areas on the card template. 4. Fold the card in half, with the template inside in the folded position. Open the card to see how, when the card is open, the heart template is revealed. 5. While folded, decorate the front of the card as desired.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils could give their cards to someone they think could use some cheering up, or someone they think is special.

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The show

Often ‘shows’ (also known as a festival, fete or fair) are held in communities around the world at different times, traditionally as a means for people to share their wares or to ‘show’ their goods. The ‘shows’ often include rides (sideshow alley), numerous displays of produce and livestock, wood-chopping, multicultural cuisine, competitions for cooking, craft and pet grooming and fireworks displays.

The ‘Wild Mouse’ roller-coaster To be used in conjunction with page 122.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • separate pieces of coloured paper

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Arrange the train tracks on a separate piece of paper. (Be creative and include three-dimensional aspects such as loops and curves.) When satisfied, glue the tracks into position. 3. Fold the fold lines on the tunnel, and place across a section of track. Glue into position using the shaded tabs. 4. Fold the station template at the fold lines and arrange over a section of track. Glue into position using the shaded tabs. 5. Fold each of the carriages at the fold lines and fasten into small triangular prisms to create movable carriages to travel along the tracks.

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Carousel horse

To be used in conjunction with page 123.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors

1. Colour the pieces in bright carnival colours, making the carousel horse as decorative as possible. 2. Cut out each of the template pieces. 3. Cut the internal lines on the horse’s body. (Young pupils may need assistance with the internal lines.) 4. Thread the pole through the slits on the horse’s body so that the horse can slide up and down the pole.

Suggestions for use/display • Draw and colour a carousel outline on which the pupils can display their carousel horses.

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Easter is observed on the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or following the vernal equinox. Easter Sunday can fall on any date from 22 March to 25 April. In Christian countries, Easter is celebrated as the religious holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God. A popular symbol of Easter is the Easter egg, which represents the beginning of a new life.

Basket of eggs To be used in conjunction with page 124.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • coloured paint (optional) • scissors • craft glue • stapler and staples • paper plates

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Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. Use bright colours to paint the paper plate on both sides. Glue the eggs onto the upper side of the painted paper plate. Curve opposite sides of the paper plate upwards and staple either end of the coloured paper strip to the opposite edges, holding the plate in its curved position and creating a handle for the ‘open’ basket.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue or sticky tape • lengths of wool or string • single hole punch

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Make holes at the marks on the chicks’ feet and lower bodies. 3. Thread lengths of wool between each of the chicks’ feet and body so that they dangle when held up. 4. Glue a rectangular template to the back of each chick, curving the middle section of each to make a finger tunnel and then gluing down the shaded tabs.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils can use their chick finger puppets to tell Easter stories to their class and friends.

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Public holidays Cottontail bunny To be used in conjunction with page 126.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue or sticky tape • white or pink tissue paper • cotton wool balls

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Loosely scrunch a sheet of tissue paper to create a ball shape suitable to use as a bunny body. 3. Glue a cotton wool ball onto the mark on the rear template to make the bunny’s tail. 4. Cut the slits on the bunny’s face template to make the whiskers and fold these and the tabs on the rear template. 5. Use the tabs on both the face and rear templates to attach the template pieces to the tissue paper body.

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• Make a pretend rabbit enclosure with shredded newspaper for the bunnies to sit on and shredded green crepe paper for them to ‘eat’.

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Stained glass and collage egg To be used in conjunction with page 127.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • string • cellophane™ • aluminium foil • single hole punch

1. Colour and cut out the egg template pieces. 2. Cut a section of coloured cellophane™ wide enough to fit between the two egg pieces. 3. Place the cellophane™ behind the egg pieces and glue into position. 4. Cut diamond shapes from the aluminium foil and glue them onto the shaded sections on the egg template. 5. Make a hole at the top of the egg at the mark. Thread string through the hole and tie, ready for hanging.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils’ eggs can be hung from a class Easter tree, made from a smooth, fallen tree branch.

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Easter

Public holidays Hippity-hop bunny To be used in conjunction with page 128.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • elastic • pink or white paper cut into strips • large wooden beads (optional) • single hole punch

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Punch a hole at the mark on the bunny’s hat. 3. Thread elastic through the hole and tie firmly. (The elastic could also be threaded through a large wooden bead at the other end of the thread to make the elastic easier to hold.) 4. Fold two paper strips into concertinas. 5. Attach the paper strips between the bunny’s body and feet to make springy legs.

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Easter egg cup

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue or sticky tape

Instructions 1. Cut out and colour each of the template pieces. 2. Make a slit in the larger template at the dotted line on the tree trunk. (Young pupils may need assistance cutting internal lines.) 3. Fold the tabs at the base of the larger template alternately so the template stands upright. The circular section should be folded towards the front. 4. Form an egg cup sized cylinder with the rectangular template, folding the shaded tabs outward, ready to be threaded through the slit in the larger template. 5. Thread the tabs through the slit and fold back against the back of the larger template. Hold the tabs in place with glue or sticky tape.

Suggestions for use/display • Decorate hard-boiled eggs and allow the pupils to house their decorated egg in their Easter egg cup.

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Public holidays Egg juggling mobile To be used in conjunction with page 130.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • string • drinking straws • single hole punch

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Punch holes at the marks on each of the pieces. 3. Thread lengths of string through each of the template pieces, using the same length to attach both the bunny and one of the eggs, so that the egg is tied approximately 20 cm above the bunny. 4. Arrange the pieces in position with string laid out above them. Tie each of the strings evenly along the length of a straw. Tie a separate piece of string from the straw to suspend the mobile.

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Hidden egg garden

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • separate pieces of coloured paper

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Cut along the dotted internal cutting lines (carefully avoiding the fold lines) to create fold-back windows in the garden template. 3. Fold up all of the windows and then glue the garden onto a separate piece of coloured paper. 4. ‘Hide’ an egg behind each of the windows and glue into position. 5. When dry, fold down each of the windows into their closed position.

Suggestions for use/display • Arrange all of the pupils’ crafts adjacently on a pin board at child height. Allow the pupils to explore the display, looking for hidden eggs.

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Public holidays Easter basket weaving To be used in conjunction with page 132.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • sticky tape • 1 cm wide strips of brightly coloured paper

1. Colour and cut out the basket template. 2. Carefully cut the internal slits on each ‘wing’ of the basket template. 3. Fold the template to create an unlidded box shape, with the chick on the base facing upwards. Sticky tape the shaded tabs to fasten the box into position. 4. Thread a strip of coloured paper through a slit and fasten with sticky tape. Weave the paper strip back and forth through the slits and fasten the end of the paper strip to the basket with sticky tape. 5. Repeat step 4 until there is no more room to weave. 6. Use a left over coloured paper strip to make a handle for the basket.

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Pocket babies

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • separate sheets of coloured paper

Instructions 1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Brush glue around the edge of the reverse side of the lower templates and place on separate coloured paper, forming a pocket into which the upper section of the template will sit. 3. Allow the lower section to dry and then carefully place the upper section into the pocket which has been created.

Suggestions for use/display • Arrange the pupils’ pocket babies along the classroom wall at child height so the pupils can have fun guessing who is in each Easter egg.

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Christmas

Public holidays

Christmas Day is a widely celebrated event to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Though a Christian celebration, it has become a widely celebrated period, with the ‘festive season’ lasting up to a month with carol singing, gift shopping and decorating Christmas trees and houses with lights and ornaments. The period culminates on 25 December, with the presentation of gifts, sharing a meal and spending a short break with family and friends.

Advent calendar To be used in conjunction with page 134.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • A3-sized sheets of coloured paper

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Fold each of the houses beneath the roof so that the bottom half of the house becomes a lifting flap. 3. Draw a winding path on the sheet of coloured paper. 4. Position each of the houses in order from one to twenty-five along the winding path. 5. When happy with the arrangement, glue the template pieces into position, applying glue to the roofs only. 6. Draw a small Christmas picture, such as an ornament or symbol behind each of the houses. Fold down each of the houses into a closed position when complete.

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Baby Jesus envelope

To be used in conjunction with page 135.

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Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • shredded paper or straw • glitter

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Fold the envelope template in half and fasten into position by gluing the shaded edges together. 3. Place shredded paper or straw into the pocket created by the envelope. 4. Place the baby Jesus template into the bed of straw in his manger. 5. Carefully brush glue onto the star at the top of the stable and sprinkle with glitter.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils can take their craft home as a Christmas keepsake. The pupils may also like to write Christmas prayers on strips of paper to place in the manger with the baby.

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Book edge Santa To be used in conjunction with page 136.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue or sticky tape

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces, including the slits under Santa’s arms. 2. Curl the paper strips of different lengths by wrapping tightly around a pencil. 3. Glue the paper strips to the shaded section on Santa’s face to make a curly beard.

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Instructions 1. Colour both sides and cut out each template piece. 2. Cut the slots on the tree pieces as marked with dotted lines. 3. Slot together two of the tree pieces by threading a tree with a slot at the top and a tree with a slot at the bottom together. 4. Add the additional tree pieces by slotting them into the existing tree. Fasten the tree into position with sticky tape, as required. 5. Decorate the star with glitter and slide into slots at the top of the tree.

Suggestions for use/display • The 3-D Christmas trees can be used as table ornaments or hung on the Christmas tree.

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Scratch ‘n’ sniff Christmas wreath To be used in conjunction with page 138.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • essences and oils (e.g. vanilla essence, peppermint essence, fragrant oils) • paper plates with festive prints

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Cut the centre section out of a paper plate. (Young pupils may need assistance to cut out internal shapes.) 3. Glue the template pieces alternately around the edge of the paper plate. 4. Add two or three drops of an essential oil or essence to each of the stars on the wreath.

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Instructions 1. Colour and cut out the angel template. Only cut along the outside lines to make a circle. 2. Glue the template onto a small white paper plate. 3. Cut along the remaining dotted lines of the template, cutting through both the template and the paper plate. 4. The section around the outside of the plate can be folded to form the base of a cone shape to form the angel’s dress and stapled into position. 5. The section of template above the dress can then be folded outward to form the angel’s wings, with the head standing upright. 6. The angel should be able to stand upright independently.

• Group the pupils’ singing angels together to create a choir of angels. The choir of angels could be set up around a CD player to give the impression they are singing Christmas carols.

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Angels and star mobile To be used in conjunction with page 140.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • string • drinking straws • single hole punch

1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Punch holes at the mark on each of the pieces. 3. Thread lengths of string through each of the template pieces, using different lengths to attach both the star and the forward facing angel so that the star is tied approximately 20 cm above the angel. 4. Arrange the pieces in position with string laid out above them. Tie each of the strings evenly along the length of a straw. Tie a separate piece of string from the straw to suspend the mobile.

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Tea light nativity lanterns To be used in conjunction with page 141.

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Instructions 1. Colour and cut out each of the lantern templates. 2. Form a small cylinder with each of the template pieces and glue or sticky tape into position using the shaded tabs.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils can place their cylinders around the tea lights (be careful with the flames), and make an illuminated nativity display for their family at home. Alternatively, the cylinders can be used as figurines for enacting the nativity story.

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Public holidays Poinsettia wristband To be used in conjunction with page 142.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • red and green pencils or crayons • gold glitter • scissors • craft glue • elastic or string

1. Colour the large template red and the smaller template green. Cut out the template pieces. 2. Fold the larger template in half along the fold lines. Fold in half a second and third time, keeping the section that is marked to the front. 3. When folded, cut along the dotted lines as indicated. 4. Unfold to reveal the shape of a poinsettia flower. 5. Brush glue onto the centre area of the flower and sprinkle with glitter to decorate. 6. Form a wristband with the smaller template, attaching string or elastic through holes at either end. 7. Glue the flower onto the wristband at the shaded spot.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • sticky tape • curling ribbon • candy canes • aniseed rings • single hole punch

Instructions 1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Glue the head template to the body template at the shaded area. 3. Glue the nose and antlers to the reindeer’s head at the appropriate shaded areas. 4. Make holes at the marks at the bottom of the reindeer’s body. 5. Thread curling ribbon through the holes and tie. Tie an aniseed ring to the bottom of each piece of curling ribbon to make hoofs. 6. Sticky tape a candy cane to the back of the reindeer to make an upstanding tail from which the reindeer can be hung.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils can give their reindeer as a gift or hang it on their Christmas tree as a treat ready to eat on Christmas Day.

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Personalised Christmas bauble To be used in conjunction with page 144.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • decorative ribbon, paper scraps, sequins and glitter • photo of self (optional) • writing pencils • single hole punch

1. Colour and cut out the bauble template. 2. Write the missing information onto the bauble to personalise it. 3. Add a photo or draw a picture of yourself in the space provided. 4. Decorate the bauble with decorative ribbon, paper scraps, sequins and glitter. 5. Make a hole at the top of the bauble and thread ribbon through it to hang.

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‘Make a wish’ angel

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • toothpicks • small magnetic strips • writing pencils (Note: Ensure that young pupils use the toothpicks safely.)

Instructions 1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Write a list of things you are wishing to receive for Christmas onto the wish list template. 3. Glue a toothpick to the back of the candle light template and then glue to the angel’s hands so that she looks as if she is holding a candle. 4. Glue the list from behind the bottom of the angel’s dress using the shaded tab. 5. Attach a magnet to the back of the angel’s head with strong glue.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils can take home their wish list and put it on their fridge.

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Public holidays Paper spiral bauble To be used in conjunction with page 146.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • curling ribbon

1. Colour and cut out each of the paper strips from the pupil activity page. 2. Join two strips together, end-to-end, with glue. Bend the opposite ends upward and join at the top to form a circle. Fasten with glue. 3. Add another strip to the circle so that either end is joined to the existing bottom and top so that the strips begin to form a three-dimensional effect. 4. Continue adding strips until a sphere has been created. (Note: When arranged side-by-side in the order on the pupil activity sheet, the bauble will form a pattern when turned). 5. Attach curling ribbon to the top of the bauble by threading through the gaps between the paper strips.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue or sticky tape • small sweets that will rattle when shaken • curling ribbon • single hole punch

Instructions 1. Colour and cut out the octahedron template. 2. Punch holes at the marks. 3. Fold the template at the fold lines to form an octahedron. Fold the shaded flaps into position ready for gluing. 4. Leave one triangular section open and glue the remaining shaded flaps in behind the template pictures so they are hidden, but hold the shape in position securely. 5. Place ‘rattly’ sweets inside the box and then glue the remaining triangle into position. 6. Thread curling ribbon through the holes made previously and make a loop ready for hanging.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils can give their shaker ornament as a gift or hang it on their Christmas tree as a treat ready to eat on Christmas Day. Shaker ornaments could also be used to shake the beat of Christmas carols during group singing activities.

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Christmas

Public holidays Three wise men display To be used in conjunction with page 148.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • gold, silver and blue glitter

1. Colour the template pieces using bright colours and cut out. 2. Decorate the gifts of each of the wise men with a different coloured glitter. 3. Cut the internal lines on the larger template piece at the dotted lines. This can be done quickly and easily by folding the card in half back-to-front and then cutting. (Young pupils may require assistance to cut internal lines.) 4. Fold the display in half and fold the three sections created by the slits forward at a 90° angle. 5. Glue a wise man to the front of each of the upright paper sections to make it stand up inside the display.

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Shooting star tree topper To be used in conjunction with page 149.

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Instructions 1. Cut out the template pieces, including the internal dotted lines on the spiral. 2. Paint the template pieces in gold or silver. 3. Decorate both template pieces with glitter while the paint is still wet. 4. Attach the star to the shaded section in the middle of the spiral template using glue or sticky tape.

Suggestions for use/display • When held by the star, the spiral will fall loosely into a cone shape. Use the shooting star as a tree topper by carefully placing the spiral over the top of the Christmas tree and allowing it to unravel around the tree.

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Christmas

Public holidays Jingle bell ornament To be used in conjunction with page 150.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • curling ribbon • small bells (wagon wheel pasta could be used as an alternative) • single hole punch

1. Colour and cut out the jingle bell template. 2. Punch holes at the marks. 3. Fold the template at the fold lines so that the tops of the bell meet up. 4. Thread curling ribbon through a bell (or pasta alternative), make a short loop with the ribbon and tie. Place the bell and ribbon loop inside the jingle bell template and thread the ends of the ribbon up through the holes at the top of the bell and make another loop above the bell for hanging.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • elastic ribbon • single hole punch

Instructions 1. Colour and cut out each of the template pieces. 2. Punch holes at the marks on each of the template pieces. 3. Arrange the three pieces of the tree together to form the tree character. 4. Thread elastic through the hole on the bottom section of the tree and tie. 5. Pass the same length of elastic up through the hole in the middle section of the tree so that it slightly overlaps the first and tie. The elastic should be passed from back to front so that it is not visible from the front. 6. Repeat step 5 with the top section of the tree to complete the character.

Suggestions for use/display • Hold the top of the elastic and bounce the tree up and down on the spot to make it dance and ‘groove’.

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Christmas

Public holidays Mini stocking To be used in conjunction with page 152.

Instructions

• pupil activity sheet copied onto coloured card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue • stapler and staples

1. Colour the stocking template and leave the ‘snowflake’ templates white. Cut out the template pieces. 2. Fold the stocking along the fold lines and use a stapler to hold the stocking in position. 3. Fold the tab at the top of the stocking outwards to make the loop at the top of the ‘boot’. Staple in place. 4. Fold each of the snowflake templates in half twice so the diagram is at the front of each. 5. Cut away along the dotted line on each folded snowflake and then open to reveal the snowflake designs. 6. Glue the snowflakes onto either side of the Christmas stocking.

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• pupil activity sheet copied onto paper or light card • coloured pencils or crayons • scissors • craft glue or sticky tape • tinsel • coloured crepe paper streamers • stapler and staples

Instructions 1. Colour and cut out the cornucopia template. 2. Form a cone shape from the template and fasten into position by gluing or sticky taping along the shaded tab. 3. Group together brightly coloured crepe paper streamers and staple to the point of the cornucopia. 4. Staple a tinsel handle into position at the staple marks on either side of the template.

Suggestions for use/display • The pupils can hang their cornucopia on the class Christmas tree. On the last day of school, sweets or fun trinkets could be placed inside them as a gift from the teacher.

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Carousel horse

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Stained glass and collage egg

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Easter egg cup

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Hidden egg garden

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Easter basket weaving

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Baby Jesus envelope

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Book edge Santa

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3-D Christmas tree

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Scratch ‘n’ sniff Christmas wreath

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Singing angel

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Angels and star mobile

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Poinsettia wristband

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Paper spiral bauble

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Gift box shaker ornament

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Three wise men display

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Shooting star tree topper

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Jingle bell ornament

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Mini stocking

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Christmas cornucopia

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