Exploring the magic of animal and what makes them all unique!
We have been exploring how nature and people inspire us! We are inspired by others often because of who they are: what makes them unique, different, their strengths and their personality. In our workshop today we explored the unique qualities of animals. How echidnas lower their body temperature during fires to survive, the trust of plovers when they clean the teeth of a crocodile and how an elephant can lift 300kg with its trunk. We invite you to explore how animals and how YOU are unique?!
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What is it that makes you different? What makes you jump out of bed? Cole Blakeway, a messy ten year old teaches us the value of celebrating differences as h...
Nature and people are inspiring! Share what inspires you on your Holistic Hub board.
In our workshop today we talked about our unique tree and plant world, our powerful sun, moon and how they can affect our feelings. This led into conversation from one of our kids of an inspiring astronomer Zhenyi Wang who made math and science accessible for all people in the 1700s. There are so many inspiring things around us, from sunsets to role-models that make us feel brave. Who inspires you? What things in nature inspire you? Notice how these make you feel too!
Fairy Garden Workshop
Using natural items to create a little more magic in our learning space! Some of our children love the magical land of our elementals. We gathered palm leaves, stones, fallen bark, wood offcuts, nails, hammers and saws to create our very own fairy garden. The children created shapes and designed their own houses, pools, aeroplanes, ponds and beds for our 'modern' fairies to use!
Tree and Plant Magic
Our trees and plants support us to feel balanced and connected. Many cultures believe our trees and seeds are filled with ancient wisdom and science shows us incredible processes that take place for them to release Oxygen, communicate to each other and provide shelter and homes for animals. Week 5 is all about exploring the magic of trees and HOW IT MAKES US FEEL to be amongst our flora... share your tree climbing, gardening, nature walks, woodwork, elemental exploration or food facts with…
Rice Experiment LOVE vs HATE
Our thoughts and words impact us and those around us. We did Dr Emoto's rice and apple experiments at Alithia. We filled jars with rice....some of our jars were given LOVE (positive words and energy), some jars were given HATE (negative words and energy).... we observed their changes over 8 weeks. We also experimented with apples and observed their changes over 7 days. If LOVE creates less mould/ decay with our food, what effect would LOVE/ positivity have on us?
Explore your Thoughts
Being aware of our thoughts is a really powerful. What does our mind think about? What do we imagine? Do we have positive or negative self talk? Our thoughts impact our daily life... so let's explore them... You may like to share a song that makes you think about happy things, maybe you have a photo of when you danced in front of an audience (and before you went on stage you had nervous/ uncomfortable thoughts), you may like to share a drawing of a place that you have imagined in your mind.
Creative Community for Children
Paint, express, photograph, draw, write, garden, cook, dance, design, invent, investigate, play, wear your creativity!! These images are from our Showcase and Talent Show day :) Whether you're from Australia or across the globe, if you are 5- 13 years old, we invite you to join our community and share what inspires you and your creative projects!
Kids flight simulator
This week is all about creativity. Remember when we made our own flight simulator at Alithia last term? We had our very own tickets, pilots, air hostesses/ waiters, security, passengers. Some children had the role of creating wind and turbulence with the fans. Some of us decided to be pets on board the flight as we flew to Sweden, the North Pole and Tasmania. How did we feel when we were playing different roles on our flights? Creativity allows us to express lots of different emotions!
Dylan's story writing website to inspire kids!
Dylan shared in our workshop today a website that he has created! His goal is to inspire kids to write stories and be creative about it. You can send your story to Dylan through his website and then he will share it on his blog! Take a look at his creation...... www.kestralaes.weebly.com/
Explore your creativity
Creativity is how we express ourselves! We can be creative with our clothes, food we make, through building projects, art, sport, stories, songs, games, photos, videos, the way we express our voice or the way we walk! We invite you to explore and share something you have created (or are creating) on your Holistic Hub board.
Exploring my body...
This week I have been more aware of my body. I saw when I was playing the piano how much my fingers rely on my brain and memory. I was craving a yummy chocolate mousse which I made from avocados, cacao, coconut milk and rice syrup. YUM!! My body wanted to move so I went for walk in the bush. I noticed how my legs, hips, feet and arms moved along the path and as I climbed a tree! Feel free to share things about your body..... :)
Explore your body!
Our body is fascinating! It is filled with incredibly fine-tuned organs, cells, muscles and systems. It also talks to us all the time through our senses. We can feel when we need to eat, go to the toilet, we can even sense when our body is craving nature, to move, create or have alone time. This week is all about exploring your body..."How do you use your body?" You can share a recipe, photos from a walk you took, a book that made you expand your mind, a song that you sung.... just have…