Weekly Create-to-Learn Family Project Video + Lesson: Gifts of Kindness
In this week's at-home activity, children sketch kindness gifts, then wrap them in homemade wrapping paper that fits the theme of the notes inside. Children learn important social skills when they connect feelings and behaviors with taking responsibility and helping others. They also learn that kindness is a gift to give and receive.REPLY to Participate: We encourage educators and families to ask questions, share artifacts, and access the expertise of Crayolian @James Wells in the At-Home Learning Community Discussions.
Write an Adventure Activity: Family Engagement Kits Our imaginations can take us anywhere – to a quiet setting or a busy city filled with sights and sounds. In the Writing Art-Inspired Stories kit for Grades 3-5, children create a travel journal from a personal perspective, or by pretending to be an imaginary character. Stories can spark children's curiosity about the wider world and connect them with the lives of other kids.
REPLY to Participate: Share your experience with the Writing Art-Inspired Stories Kits. How have you integrated this tool into your at-home learning? If you're interested in hearing how the Crayola Family Engagement kits can support your child's learning at-home or over the summer, please tag @James Wells or email our Crayola Education Team for more details.Rise Up Summit
Join Crayola Innovative Teaching & Learning Manager @James Wells at the RiseUpforEquity Virtual Summit this Thursday, June 4th at 2:15pm ET! Explore Crayola at-home learning resources and engage in a live hands-on activity that promotes creativity and self-expression!
Great Outdoors Month Activity It's Great Outdoors Month! Take the learning outside by bringing children to a large, safe outdoor area to draw a human sundial using chalk. Make sure the area is in full sun, then stand in the center and have them trace where the shadow falls on the sundial.
Inside the traced shadow, write the time of day. Keep recording the results throughout the day to see how the shadow moves around the sundial!REPLY to Participate: Share your experience. How have you used chalk to help children learn outdoors? How else have you used nature to facilitate learning experiences with your child?
Getting Art Supplies to Boston Schoolchildren "Many of our students didn't have access to paper and markers in their home, or they were using the paper that they had to work on their math problems," Edvestors President and CEO Marinell Rousmaniere said.
With a goal to distribute supplies to encourage creative expression among all students while schools are teaching remotely, the nonprofit partnered with Crayola's education team to distribute Create-to-Learn Family Project kits to 4,000 families whose children attend Boston Public Schools in kindergarten up to fifth grade. The #STEAM kits were given out to students in need who were picking up meals at 17 sites around the city. Read more via WBUR here.
Social-Emotional Learning Games Webinar Recording Looking for ways to explore and build emotional resilience and self-awareness of the range of emotions that children feel during this challenging time? Crayolian @James Wells and K-12 Arts Consultant for the NC Department of Public Instruction, Brandon Roeder, share over 12 easy and colorful ideas in our latest webinar, Social-Emotional Learning Games.
REPLY to Participate: Please share your feedback on the webinar – we'd love to hear how you plan to use the ideas and concepts! What takeaway was most impactful? How can the creatED Community use webinars and resources to better support your needs now, over the summer, and for back-to-school time? What's next? Planning for the summer or next school year? Contact Crayola to help! No matter what challenges your school or district is currently facing, the Crayola education team wants to help. Share your plans for summer and back-to-school with us to see how our creative learning solutions can help meet your goals and close the gap. Email the education team at creatED@crayola.com today!