Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Bingo in Greek

This is a great Christmas holidays activity for the whole family to enjoy!



Do you know how to play bingo? This Christmas Bingo in Greek is simple and fun!

  1. Download and print Christmas Bingo.
  2. Cut out the bingo cards and give one to each player.
  3. Cut out the words, each one separately and place in a box or a bag.
  4. Choose someone to draw the words and say them out loud.
  5. Check your bingo card for the specific word.
  6. The first player to find all the words drawn on her card shouts BINGO!

You got a winner!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Colouring Page

A festive reindeer colouring page!



Download, print and colour. Your child can also trace the word for reindeer in Greek. It would make a nice Christmas Card for a family member too! 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Festive wordsearch!

Spot all the Christmas words in this festive wordsearch! Children love this activity! Great exercise to help them improve their vocabulary, spelling and word recognition and all this while having fun! 


You can find all the hidden words at the bottom of the page. Have fun!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas words trace activity

Something is not quite right with these Christmas words! Some letters are not properly written. Find them and trace them! Then read the word out loud!


Letter tracing encourages children to learn new words, improve their vocabulary, letter recognition and handwriting. Download and print out this worksheet for some festive learning!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Flashcards in Greek - part 1

Christmas is coming! Time for some festive learning fun! This is the first post in our Christmas Printables in Greek series for your child. More to follow, so stay tuned!



Cut out these festive flashcards and help your child learn the Christmas words in Greek!

You could turn this into a small tree ornament game. Print them on card paper, punch a hole in one corner and tie a ribbon. Then get your child to hang the right ornament on the tree!

Have lots of Christmas time fun learning! 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Body parts flashcards in Greek

These new flashcards are all about the body! How to say face, eyes, ears, nose, neck, foot, leg etc in Greek.


There are two pages in this file. On the first page you will find the pictures of the body parts and on the second page you can find the Greek word together with the pronunciation in English. Download, print and laminate (optional) and you are ready to learn play!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Grammar Sprinkles - Personal Pronouns

Download and print this week's printable to learn the personal pronouns in Greek with your children!


 The equivalent set of pronouns in English are:

I
you
he
she
it
we
you
they


You can cut out the dotted part and keep it handy for when you need to get back to it. Help your child do the exercises. In the first one they have to fill in the missing letter while the second one is a wordsearch. Children love this one! Get them to find as many pronouns as they can (six in total).

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Old McDonald had a farm in Greek

A lovely traditional nursery rhyme which all children love. My sister and I used to sing it when we were little and is as fun for my daughters today as it used to be for us back then! Find the words here and start singing it with your little one. You can add as many animals as you like! 


Great fun, way to learn your farm animals!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Emma's Lunch

A blog of inspiration!


At Greek4Kids we like crafting! And there is one blog we particularly love and go back to whenever we need inspiration and motivation. Lots of fantastic crafts ideas (and much more!). You can find irresistible recipes, awesome bentos and muffin tray tin ideas, great educational printables and invaluable party tips from an expert hostess! Lovely photography accompanies all the creations!

Emma and Vanja love to craft and do things together and they share their experiences with us on Emma's Lunch. 

If child-friendly, child-inspired ideas with style is what you are after, look no further!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Grammar Sprinkles - Possessives

This week's Grammar Sprinkles is about possessives!


Learn and practice the possessives with your little one. You can practice with literally everything around your house by asking your child the question "Ποιανού είναι αυτό;" (whose is this?) and getting him to answer "Αυτό είναι το βιβλίο σου" and so on depending on the object in question. You could then get your child to ask you the question and you could provide the answer.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Uncle Brilio and the turkey

This song is about a turkey!



A turkey who was fed and fed and fed and fed until he got sooooo strong and big that he finally ate the farmer himself!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Vegetables flashcards

Children love flashcards in my class! Try them with your little ones and see for yourself how fun they can be! Print them out and laminate them for hours and hours and hours of fun!


This week's flashcards are Vegetables! Take them out after a trip to the supermarket or even at the restaurant while waiting for your meal! Your little one will have fun naming the vegetables! You could even print them twice for a vegetables memory game!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

If you are happy and you know it

Here is another song! 

 
If you are happy and you know it - in Greek! 

You may print it out and laminate it or just learn to sing it with your child!

Have fun!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Animal masks - colouring pages

These lion, elephant and hippo masks can accompany your Greek animal words theme.



You can cut them and glue them on card paper and get your little one to colour them, or do some paper collage on them. Then you can staple a rubber band on the sides and voila you have a lovely animal mask! Alternatively you can get an ice-cream/ lollipop stick and glue it at the back of the mask for your child to hold the mask or even use them as puppets!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Word of the Week

δέντρο
(tree)

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Grammar Sprinkles - The word ο

Here is a printable for the masculine article ο. The mini rule will help your child recognise the article ο and the words it can be used with. Print it out and add it to your collection of Grammar Sprinkles!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Poster - animals


This new series of posters will help your child learn new Greek words. This week's poster is about animals. Go through the pictures with your child asking/telling them the names of the animals in Greek.

Remember, repetition is an important part of learning!

You may print this poster on an A3 page and hang on your wall or you could even print a smaller version of it to take with you when out and about! :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Grammar Sprinkles - The word η

Moving on with the articles, in today's post you can find the printable for the feminine article η and a rule to help you learn how to use it correctly.


The exercise on the second page will help your child practice the rule and enhance his vocabulary with a few unknown words.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Alphabet Flashcards

Check out those alphabet flashcards! Children love flashcards and these are great for using with the alphabet song, learning the alphabet, putting the letters in order, letter recognition as well as learning new vocabulary!



You can find the file here, print out the flashcards, laminate them, cut them and you are set!

Have fun!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Greek4Kids Halloween style!

Today we had a lovely time at Greek4Kids making our very own Halloween sets!


We used glue to stick the sets on orange and black construction paper and we made our boy, girl and cat characters stand.


Then we told a story of the two kids going trick or treating in the enchanted forest! The kids enjoyed making their own set and were fascinated by the Halloween story (told in Greek).


For our Halloween craft we used Made by Joel's Trick or Treat Paper City Halloween Craft Template . Lovely ideas for toys as well as arts and crafts projects!

Thanks to Emma's Lunch for the awesome photos of our Halloween story scenes!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Colours and shapes - Colouring pages

This is a lovely colouring page for your child to practice and learn the colours in Greek.

After playing with the colour flashcards, you could practice naming the colours of things around the house or when out and about. You could then give this colouring page to your child to colour!

Have fun with the colours! :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Grammar Sprinkles - The word το

Introducing Grammar Sprinkles with the article το.

To is the article "the" for neutral nouns.

In the first page you will find a small rule to teach to your child and in the second page you will find an exercise to practice this rule. 

Grammar Sprinkles is a series of printables for older kids (5+) to introduce them to basic grammatical concepts of the Greek language. I hope you'll find them useful.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Flashcards - Colours/shapes


Here is a new set of flashcards - colours and shapes - that you can laminate, cut and use to play with your child.

Tons of fun for your little one who won't even realise he is actually learning.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

The donkey and the fox

Our song for this week is

The Donkey and the Fox - Ήταν ένας γάιδαρος


A classic Greek nursery rhyme about a donkey and a cunning fox.

As with all the songs on Greek4Kids you can use the printable - Donkey and the Fox - to laminate it and sing it with your child.

Here is Maya's version:

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Just Imagine - Theatre Antidote

Greek4Kids goes to the theatre!

The lovely people of Theatre Antidote over at the Foundation of Cultural Creativity for Children and Young People present Just Imagine! No words, just music and colours. A play suitable for the whole family. Check it out and while you are at it consider following Theatre Antidote's and the Foundation's events and activities! It is a refreshingly genuine effort to bring the Arts into the lives of children and young people.


Here you can also find info on the play in the Greek language.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Caterpillar Name Tags

A very cute craft that will help your child learn how to spell his name in Greek.

You will need card paper in different colours cut in circles for the caterpillar's body (as many as the letters which spell your child's name) and another one shaped like the caterpillar's head. You can then get your child to draw the caterpillar's face and the letters which spell her name on each of the coloured circles. When all the letters are ready you can glue the circles together to form the caterpillar! Alternatively you could pin them together and your little caterpillar would wiggle!

Here are some of ours:

  
our caterpillars

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Greek4Kids in action!

Greek4Kids has started lessons! They take place on Friday afternoons. Hope to see you there!

We had a wonderful Open Day on the 30th of September.

Here is what we have been up to:
 
Our classroom

You can find Greek4Kids on Friday afternoons at The Foundation of Cultural Creativity for Children and Young People who have kindly offered to host our weekly sessions. Thank you so much for everything!




Our activities

In our classroom we read stories



we sing songs



we do crafts



and play games



We have a great time learning Greek! Come by and join the fun!

Our resources

The Early Learning Center is the sponsor for our arts and crafts activities! Thank you for the lovely, child friendly arts and crafts materials!



Our photos

All those amazing photos were taken on Greek4Kids Open Day by my lovely friend Vanja. You can find her blogging and taking gorgeous photos at her blog - Emma's Lunch. Many many thanks! They are perfect!


Thanks to all for being there! It was a great day! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Open Day!


Greek4Kids is having an Open Day session
this Friday 30th September
from 3pm to 5pm!

Visit our classroom at the  


Have lots of fun 
painting, singing, listening to stories and playing fun games 
 with other kids 
while practicing your Greek! :)

Parents are welcome to stay and play with the children, 
meet and chat with the teacher (miss Eri).

See you all there!

Monday, September 26, 2011

This is the way!


Another song to sing along with your child! You can use this song when she brushes her teeth, when she combs her hair, when he gets dressed to go to school or washes his face in the morning.

A lovely song about daily routines that can be sung to the tune of "This is the way...".

Click here to download the printable to laminate or even add it to a booklet where you would keep all the songs for your little one to sing!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Greek4Kids Registration Day!


Greek4Kids Registration Day!

When? Friday 23/09/2011, from 3pm to 4 pm

Where? At the Foundation of Cultural Creativity for Children and Young People, 81-83 St.Lazarus str., 6020 Larnaca

Come to meet the teacher, have a look at Greek4Kids classroom and enroll your child!

More on the numbers

This is a lovely activity and it will get your child hooked on the numbers! Cut out the numbers (symbols and words) and then stick them on the wall at an appropriate level for your child to be able to reach them and pick them up. Shuffle them around and then help your child put them back in the right order and match the symbol with the correct word!

At the beginning you can use the colour matching version (click here for symbols and words). This way your child will practice the numbers and the respective words for them by matching the colours. Later or for children who can already recognise the words you could use the B&W version (click here for symbols and words).

Alternatively you could play this game on the floor or even take it with you when you go out for more fun learning!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Five Little Ducks - Τα 5 παπάκια

This is a lovely song to practice the numbers. It is called "5 παπάκια". You sing it to the tune of the nursery rhyme 5 little ducks


 Use the printable to laminate it or print it on a card paper and hold it for your child to look at it while you are doing the singing. It is a very cute song and you can do some lovely crafts to accompany your singing too!

My dear friend Vanja has a lovely blog called Emma's Lunch, full of craft and other child-friendly activities! Great inspiration! Here is an easy tutorial on how to make a very cute chick that you could use to make your own little family of Mummy Duck and Ducklings. Make sure you search through her blog for more fun, adorable, child-friendly activities and ideas!