Petrecere Creativa pentru copii “Santa’s Workshop” 2014

workshop 2014

Calling all children to celebrate the magical season of Joy & Love.

What we are going to do:

  • winter/holiday crafts projects (e.g of your choice: Christmas cards, Christmas tree, winter garlands, funny masks, box decorations)
  • a healthy snack is provided
  • party, surprises & raffle prizes
  • Santa’s Workshop Diploma

welcome

Date: on Thursday, 18 December

Time: 18:00-19:30

Place:  Pipera (will be announced after registration).

N.B. The little ones will be helped in crafting by their parents.

Registration: office@englezadenota10.ro

                             0757 525 372

Be our guest! Be Jolly & Creative! 🙂

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Advent Calendar with creative activities for kids!

An Advent Calendar is a special calendar used to count or celebrate the days in anticipation of Christmas.

I didn’t grow up with advent calendars, but I’m pretty sure children adore them.

You can buy one or you can be very creative and make one with your children.

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This year I’ll use my “Snowman Advent Calendar” (it’s a special gift from a dear friend, from Austria), but the following years I’m going to make handmade calendars together with my daughter, Iris.

This activity gives children the opportunity to:

  • participate in a holiday tradition
  • exercise fine motor skills
  • generate enthusiasm for the festivities to come

Our calendar is filled with creative holiday activities, written on pieces of paper, but you can also put some small treats in each box if you like.

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Here are some ideas for activities:

1 Read Christmas/Winter books

2 Snowman arts & crafts with a short poem (e.g “ I’m a little snowman”)

3 Rudolf arts & crafts with a song. ( Rudolf the Red Nosed reindeer or Five little reindeer)

4 Little Snowflake- paper craft & dance  (Little snowflake song or Dance like snowflakes )

5 Handmade Cards for family & friends

6 Donate presents  (The Shoe Box project)

7 Salt dough ornaments ( then you paint & decorate them)

8 Bake Christmas cookies

9 Make a Gingerbread house (made of felt or cardboard)

10 Make a paper Garland to decorate your house.

11 Make a paper Garland for your kids to dance with.

12 Make a Snowman Pizza

13 Write a Letter to Santa & a Thank you Note too!

14 Make a Fruit Christmas Tree

15 Write a list of 5 things or more you are thankful for.

16 Build a Snowman

17 Go ice skating

18 Sing your favourite carols

19 Winter Collage (can be a coloured/painted paper project or a sensorial bottle/box if you have a toddler like me )

20 Watch a Christmas movie.

21 Go out to look at Christmas lights after dark.

22 Christmas Tree decoration

23 Memory special card with kids’ handprints on it “Santa handprint”

24 Have a tea party with friends.

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For your inspiration: Super simple Advent Calendars (DIY):

  • Advent Jar
  • Advent Banner with colourful envelopes
  • Advent Poster
  • Advent Wreath
  • Advent Garland with paper glasses and many more ideas here:

http://www.redtedart.com/2013/11/07/advent-calendar-ideas/

Hello June, Happy Birthday, kids!

„Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons”

Let them PLAY!

Let them GET MESSY!

Let them EXPLORE!

Let them BE LITTLE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KIDS!

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Mr Snowman

My little snowmanAm decorat de-a lungul anilor: pereti, geamuri, holuri, clase, incat am dezvoltat o adevarata pasiune… pasiune pe care o exercit cu drag, in continuare, atunci cand organizez evenimente private pentru copii. Suntem in pragul minunatelor sarbatori de iarna si gandul ne este intodeauna la cei dragi; tindem sa-I surprindem cum putem mai bine, inspirati fiind de magia iernii. Mr Snowman este un personaj care prinde viata atat in casele oamenilor cat si in clasele din gradinite si scoli.  Ii puteti, de asemenea, da orice nume doriti, eu ii spun simplu Mr Snowman (mi  se pare  mai elegant) mai tarziu, o voi lasa pe fiica mea (cand va mai creste) sa-I dea un nume dupa bunul plac.

Ce e cu acest Mr Snowman? Este o decoratiune! Poate fi folosita atat in camera copiilor sau pentru decorarea unui clase. De cate ori organizez evenimente pentru copii, obisnuiesc sa-mi fac singura decoratiunile si de cele mai multe ori, cu ce am prin “camara”… va spun mai tarziu ce-I cu camara mea! Uneori, sunt ajutata de copii, este o adevarata incantare pentru ei sa poata contribui la „designul” unei incaperi pentru o petrecere/workshop etc.  Asadar, pentru atelierul de creatie  “ Santa’s Workshop” din aceasta iarna, am hotarat ca piesa decorativa centrala sa fie Mr Snowman! Mr Snowman este facut cu ce am avut la indemana. Camara, pe care orice om o are la casa lui, eu am transformat-o intr-un atelier, unde imi tin toate materialele de care am nevoie pentru cursuri si astfel de evenimente.

Cum se face Mr Snowman? Simplu!1_XDPHNABS

Aveti nevoie de:

–         carton (doua bucati rotunde pentru body). Eu am folosit cartonul de la cutia de apa Bucovina. Mi-a ajuns chiar si pentru” legs”!

–         Coli colorate/albe, ambalaje cadouri; de exemplu pentru nasturii lui Mr Snowman am folosit o sacosa de la Zara (mi-a placut acel bleumarin).

–         Foarfeca, creion, marker, capsator, dublu adeziv

–         Multa Inspiratie… Voi creati acest personaj, va puteti juca cum doriti cu outfitul lui! Mai ales daca va ajuta si copiii, va fi o activitate de neuitat!Eu am renuntat la caciula pe care i-o facusem initial… am imprumutat o caciula de iarna,  de la fiica mea si a iesit mult mai funny!

Voi pune mai multe poze de la evenimentul privat (cu toate decoratiunile) in curand!Dupa cum se poate vedea din poze, am fost asistata de spiridusul meu! 🙂

Enjoy! Fiti creativi!

Teacher: Anne -Marie

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Happy Turkey! The Short Story of Thanksgiving Day for little ones!

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Thanksgiving is an American festival. It’s on the fourth Thursday in November.

On this day, American families come together to have a big dinner. They eat turkey, pumpkin pie and ice cream.

 

 

The First Thanksgiving

It’s the year 1620. A group of people from England arrive in America.  Their ship is called MayflowerThe people want to find new homes in America. But it is winter. They are cold and hungry.

Native Americans help them. They give them food and warm clothes. In spring, the Native Americans help them to grow corn and pumpkins. They also give them some turkeys. In the autumn, the people from England have a big party. They want to thank the Native Americans for their help. They eat turkey and pumpkin. This is the story of the First Thanksgiving.happy-thanksgiving-greetings-22

 

 

 

The Snowdrop Legend & Tradition

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) are one of the first bulbs to flower and signal the start of spring. The flower is a symbol of hope according to the following legend:snowdrop

The snowdrop became the symbol of hope when Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden. When Eve was about to give up hope that the cold winters would never end, an angel appeared. She transformed some of the snowflakes into snowdrop flowers, proving that the winters do eventually give way to the spring.

Another legend says: Long ago, on March 1st, a beautiful snowdrop, white and sweet, went out from under the snow in the forest. The winter wind saw him, flew into a rage and unleashed a storm of snow on the flower. The nice snowdrop bitten by the cold cried. The good fairy called Zana Primavara heard the flower sobbing and asked it : „Why are you crying? „I’m covered with snow and I’m dying of cold” said the snowdrop.  The fairy Primavara removed the snow on the flower.While she did that she hurt her finger against a small sharp stone hidden side of snowdrops. Her blood fell on the root of the flower, warmed, and the snowdrop came back to life. Another drop of blood fell on the petals became red .Immediately another snowdrops, white, uttered near her. „Thus the two inseparable bells, the red and white, became both the symbol of spring, love and hope Martisor called. snowdrop

Tradition:

Because of its flowering date, the snowdrop is the messenger of spring. The snowdrop is closely linked to Martisor/Martenitsa (March). This is the spring festival when the Martenitsa is celebrated on March 1st in countries such as Romania, Moldova and Bulgaria. Traditionally, men offer women a „Martenitsa”, a kind of talisman shaped brooch or pendant made of two twisted son, one red and one white. In Romania  everyone offer a” Martenitsa/ Martisor” on March,1st to their friends and family. Traditionally, you have to wear the Martenitsa on you (bracelet or necklace) until you see a stork then you can take it off and hang it up on a tree. This tradition  should bring luck into your life all along the year.

Interesting Facts

The name snowdrop does not mean ‘drop’ of snow, it means drop as in eardrop – the old word for earring.

Snowdrops are also known as known as ‘Candlemas bells‘.

The Latin name for the snow drop is Galanthus, which means „milk flower„.

Colours of Halloween

 

Black cat. Orange pumpkin.

White ghost. Green-eyed monster.

Black, orange, white, green.

These are the colours of Halloween!

Set the spirit flying on the Halloween night! Here we have some ideas: Carve the pumpkin, light the candles, go trick or treating or just read these  monster riddles to your kids.

 I am a monster that has been on a diet. There is no fat on me! Or muscle either! You might say that I am all skin and bones –without the skin. I rattle when I walk. And my teeth chatter when I talk.   I come from far, far away. Most people think I am green and hideous. But really I am not so bad. I am just looking for a few Earthlings to put in my zoo back on my home planet.
Who am I?______________________ Who am I?_______________________
 I walk through walls as I please.  Sometimes you can see me and sometimes you can’t. I moan and I groan. I rattle chains. You find me in old houses, graveyards, and castles.  Most of the time, you would never guess I was a monster because I look just like you. But once a month, I let my hair down and howl at the moon.  But beware! If I bite you will become like me.
Who am I?_______________________ Who am I?_______________________
 I was wrapped in white and buried in my tomb a long time ago.Now, I wait in the dark with my golden treasures all around. Outside the sand piles high over top my tomb.
Who am I?______________________

 Dressed in black, I brew potions, I cast spells, and I put curses on people. If you bother me or my cat, you’ll sit on a lily pad and eat flies.  I live under bridges and in caves. I eat travelers that pass my way. I am large and ugly. I carry a club. Think of a word that rhymes with ‘roll.’
Who am I? Who am I?

Welcome! Have a seat. Dinner will be served shortly. Sorry we don’t have any garlic bread. I can’t stand it. What am I drinking you ask? Don’t worry . . . it’s . . um . . . grape juice. Now just relax while I look at your neck. 

Who am I?_______________________

Happy Birthday, Kids!

Dear Children,

Have a sweet day full of Joy, Happiness and lots of Smiles! We dedicate a special poem to you:

Come meet the child/Who loves to be free,
Warmed by the sun/And kissed by the sea.

Come meet the child/Who watches each sky,
Searching for rainbows/Or objects that fly.

Come meet the child/Who hides from the dark,
Bees that can sting/Or dogs that will bark.

Come meet the child/Who’s eager for praise,
Told she is special/And loved many ways.

Come meet the child/Who’s so hard to see.
Come meet the child/That lives within me!
                       J. Warren
                      © Warren Publishing

Happy Birthday!

Easter Symbols!

Easter falls in the spring, the yearly time of renewal, when the earth renews itself after a long, cold winter. The word „Easter” is named after Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. A festival was held in her honor every year at the vernal equinox. The meaning of the many different customs observed during Easter Sunday have been buried with time. Nowadays, people celebrate Easter according to their beliefs and their religious denominations.

Easter Symbols: One of the oldest spring symbols in the world is the Egg. The oval shape of the egg is the same shape for a raindrop and a seed, these two were important life-giving elements. The egg itself promises new life as in spring, birds and many other animals are hatched from eggs.  Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colours representing the sunlight of spring. InEngland, members of the royal families gave each other gold-covered eggs as Easter gifts in the Middle Ages. Nowadays the eggs are given to children as Easter presents along with other gifts. They are usually eaten after an egg-tapping competition.

Easter Bunny. On Easter Sunday, many children wake up to find that the Easter Bunny has left them baskets of candy. He has also hidden the eggs that they decorated earlier that week. Children hunt for the eggs all around the house. Neighborhoods and organizations hold Easter egg hunts, and the child who finds the most eggs wins a prize. The Easter Bunny is a rabbit-spirit. Long ago, he was called the „Easter Hare„, hares and rabbits have frequent multiple births so they became a symbol of fertility. The custom of an Easter egg hunt began because children believed that hares laid eggs in the grass. The Romans believed that „All life comes from an egg” ,Christians consider eggs to be „the seed of life” etc. Other Easter symbols: (The Lamb, the lily, the cross, the candle)

Easter in Romania. In Romania, Easter is celebrated according to the rituals of the Orthodox Church. At the Easter Resurrection Mass, just before midnight, the priest comes out of the church to give blessings; he also gives people holy bread and provide the flame from which everyone will light their candles. Everyone tries to keep the flame alive until they arrive home. After the Lent, tables, are full with all sorts of good dishes and brightened up with beautiful coloured eggs, all these contribute to a festive atmosphere in Romanian homes. On Easter, Romanians eat roast lamb and broth, spiced minced lamb and fresh cottage cheese. Our wishes for you:

„May the gifts of Easter/Cause you much delight,

And the Sun of Easter/Make your pathway bright!”

Englezadenota10  Team 🙂

‘Tis the season to be Jolly!

„See the holidays through the eyes of a child. Remember your time as a child. Are we really that different? Wonder is not exclusive to children. The holidays are full of wonderment.” ~ Mark Toomey

 

May Joy and Happiness snow on You,

May the bells jingle for You

And may Santa be extra good to You!

Cambridge Club wishes you all these and more. Happy Holidays!

 

The Legend of the Christmas Stocking

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there„. There was a kindly nobleman whose wife had died of an illness leaving the nobleman and his three daughters in despair. After losing all his money in useless and bad inventions the family had to move into a peasant’s cottage, where the daughters did their own cooking, sewing and cleaning. When it came time for the daughters to marry, the father became even more depressed as his daughters could not marry without dowries, money and property given to the new husband’s family. One night after the daughters had washed out their clothing they hung their stockings over the fireplace to dry. That night Saint Nicholas, knowing the despair of the father, stopped by the nobleman’s house. Looking in the window Saint Nicholas saw that the family had gone to bed. He also noticed the daughters’ stockings. He secretly tossed three bags filled with gold coins down the chimney. The bags fell into the stockings that were hanging by the fire. His kindhearted gift made it possible for all three daughters to marry and have a happy life. From this was born the legend of Santa coming down the chimney and placing gifts in children’s Christmas Stockings.

May you find your Christmas stockings filled with delight, fun, health and happiness! 🙂

 

Proud To Be a Teacher!(part 2)

Mare, mare bucurie la Santa’s Workshop! Copiii au dat dovada de  entuziasm si implicare,  de data aceasta,  in cadrul atelierului de creatie. Activitatile desfasurate au fost un deliciu pentru cei mici pentru ca le-a stimulat interesul si dorinta de a se implica, de a realiza ceva prin stradania lor, dezvoltandu-si astfel creativitatea, imaginatia si fara efort am mai invatat cate ceva in limba engleza. Este cunoscut faptul ca acest gen de activitati, care stimuleaza creativitatea le da posibilitatea de a-si manifesta personalitatea, integrarea in colectiv, socializarea si dobandirea de noi cunostinte. Mai jos sunt cateva poze din cadrul evenimentului care ne-a placut mult, mult de tot!

Santa’s Workshop!

 Atelier dedicat micilor spiridusi!

Cambridge Club are placerea de a va invita, Sambata 10 decembrie, ora 11:00 la atelierul nostru de creatie. In cadrul acestui workshop dedicat sarbatorilor de iarna, copiii vor participa gratuit la activitati educative desfasurate in limba engleza.

Ce vom face? Iata cateva exemple:

• Coloram! • Lipim! • Decupam!

• Facem colaje, proiecte de grup:“Winter – a magic season”

 • Ascultam/Vizionam/Cantam colinde de iarna

Vizionam povesti de sezon: “Santa’s workshop” & “Santa’s Surprise”

Art & Craft“My funny snowman”( creatie individuala “Simpaticul Om de zapada”)

N.B.

– nu se percepe taxa

– confirmati participarea intrucat locurile sunt limitate!

Joi (08.12.2011)este ultima zi in care se mai pot face inscrieri!

Inscrieri: 0757 525 372    office@englezadenota10.ro

Halloween Party for Kids!

 Halloween is just around the corner in just 4 short days, we’ll be celebrating the very things that we fear in our every day lives. Things like ghosts, monsters, witches and other frightening creatures are to be paraded around because we are preparing a Halloween Party for Kids!

Children aged (3 to 10 years) are invited to our Party, on Monday 31.10.2011 at our location in Pipera. We are going to organize funny (not scary) activities, games and of course a special “Halloween Costume Contest”. Children will also enjoy our special snacks and treats and more other surprises. Be our guest!

For details:  0757 525 372  office@englezadenota10.ro

Easter Time !

Easter Bunnies come to us

Hopping, hopping on the grass.

Bunnies jump on the ground

Bringing joy all around!

What they really want to say is:

Happy Easter Day!


La Clubul „Kids Love English” intr-o atmosfera de cantec si veselie, copiii au lucrat cu spor pregatind felicitari de Paste pentru cei dragi, cosuri cu oua si multe alte surprize in asteptarea lui „Easter Bunny”. Mai jos sunt prezentate momente de creatie:

Old goes, New comes! Happy New Year!!!

I wish you Health...
So you may enjoy each day in comfort.
I wish you the Love of friends and family…
And Peace within your heart.
I wish you the Beauty of nature…
That you may enjoy the work of God.
I wish you Wisdom to choose priorities…
For those things that really matter in life.
I wish you Generosity so you may share…
All good things that come to you.
I wish you Happiness and Joy
And Blessings for the New Year.
I wish you the best of everything…
That you so well deserve.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS!

May all your wishes come true!!!

My Christmas Wish For You!

My Christmas wish for you, my friend
Is not a simple one
For I wish you hope and joy and peace
Days filled with warmth and sun

I wish you love and friendship too
Throughout the coming year
Lots of laughter and happiness
To fill your world with cheer

May you count your blessings, one by one
And when totaled by the lot
May you find all you’ve been given
To be more than what you sought

May your journeys be short, your burdens light
May your spirit never grow old
May all your clouds have silver linings
\And your rainbows pots of gold

I wish this all and so much more
May all your dreams come true
May you have a Merry Christmas friend
And a happy New Year, too ..
We wish you a merry Christmas
(Poet – anonymous)

Are you on Santa’s List?

Let Everyday Be Christmas
Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.The good you do for
others is good you do yourself.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! A long year of waiting and Christmas is back again. Christmas imparts magical touch to the whole earth with glittering light, food, love, gifts, and joy. Everyone seems to be happier and kinder. Christmas celebration is the most special celebration for kids. One thing, which everyone likes about Christmas, is to see kids with twinkling eyes and smile waiting for their gifts and cards. Christmas is special for kids because there is plenty of chocolates, cakes, candies and because of Santa Claus and his gifts for them. It is always a delight to watch the kids as they open their boxes of gift. No matter how young or old you are, definitely it’s a pleasure of receiving gifts from others that makes you happy. The reason for Christmas is one but the meanings for Christmas are many.

Christmas Symbols

  • –         Christmas toys that became popular gifts for kids & Christmas ornaments that graced Christmas trees;
  • –         Christmas stockings became a part of the celebrations due to the story of kindly Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus, who is believed to bring toys for children who wash and hang their stockings near the fireplace.
  • –         Stars of all sizes symbolize the divine Christmas Star that made its appearance when the Christ was born.
  • –          Christmas angel ornaments are symbolic of divine angels while Santa Claus is symbolic of not only the kind patrons that delighted in giving gifts to the poor and the children to bring happiness to them during the Christmas season but also of the kindness and charity that are integral part of Christmas spirit;
  • –         Christmas cakes and puddings were part of the Christmas festive meals;
  • –          Christmas trees such as firs and pines and other evergreens such as holly and ivy were symbolic of long life and hope;
  • –          Wreaths and garlands are used to decorate the house. Tinsel, Christmas ornaments and toys were added to Christmas trees to make it look sparkling and livelier;
  • –         Hanging mistletoe and kissing under it is considered to bring good luck to the household and spread the message of love all over the world.

Christmas is near, be merry, be happy. Have a wonderful Christmas in advance! 🙂

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