Around the World
What do we know about Italy? Have you heard of the country before? Do we know anyone there? Pull out your map: where is it located? How could we get there from our home? Watch this clip. Write Italy in the kids' passport and you/they can stamp it with whatever you have at home, stamps, stickers, or draw their own!
Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:
Depth Pictures of Pisa
Take a 'depth' picture like they do at Pisa (holding up the tower).
Draw the Tower of Pisa
Watch this intro clip. Then put a picture of Pisa on the computer or print one out. They need to do their interpretation. This is a great way to get kids to really look at something and study the many details and aspects of an object. Drawing is a method of researching, investigating, developing and communicating ideas. Use this method to be creative, focus on fine motor skills, and study any given subject area.
Build the Colloseum/Pisa
Use anything you can find at home - rocks, coins. You can build a tower or pyramid of paper cups.
Colour the Flag
Draw and colour the flag of Italy. Write the country name in English (and your kid's second language if relevant). Switch up the base material each day - paper, cardboard - as well as the size.
Use your own pizza style OR make this easy 4 ingredient pizza recipe: 1 ¾ cup white flour sifted 2 ½ tsp baking powder 180g Greek yoghurt Pinch of salt Mix together and roll out flat with some extra flour Add pasta sauce, cheese, olives, toppings
Feed ducks at a local lake (‘Venice’) OR Take some balls (soccer, tennis, basketball, etc) to a park and play around