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:

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!