Parts of the body

We learn the parts of our bodies by playing with some flashcards. These games will help kids practice and reinforce their concept of body parts through singing, matching and identification exercises. We also made some drawings so we can review and name in pairs all the parts of the body that we had learnt.

Here you can see us playing and naming the parts of the body.

Video 4 años A Parts of the body 1

Video 4 años B Parts of the body 2



A shark in the park!

Have you ever seen a shark in the park? Timothy Pope has a brand new telescope and he’s testing it out at the park. Is that really a shark what he saw? We wanted to share this amazing adventure with him so we built our own telescope to find out if there was any shark in our school too!

We discovered a lot of things, but no sharks in Arcangel Rafael School, or maybe yes… who knows.

Here you can see the whole story:

A shark in the park ***



After reading this story we decided to create our own clouds.

We worked in small groups to make unique cloud pictures. We began with colour pieces of paper, we put some white paint inside, and then we bended it. Students use their hands to spread the paint around inside of the paper. Then we opened the
paper back to it’s full size.

When they open the paper, each has a very unique and strange cloud, just like in the book!!
Here you can see the whole story in YouTube. It could be great to see it with your kids in order to remember the story.

Hope you like our creation

We love being artists

For kids, expressing themselves through art is something very important. As you can see in the pictures, they love being artists.

Here are a couple of tips that you might find useful to help your kids enjoy the experience of creating.

Talking to children about their art

Around the age of 3 ½ children may start to have a plan for what they are drawing. However, as adults we don’t know what our children’s intentions are. It is a good idea to talk about what your child is drawing because it shows interest, but it is important not to label the unknown. A general statement like “Can you tell me about your picture” is a good conversation starter allowing your child to tell their story. Displaying your child’s art works on the fridge or making a frame for special work shows them that what they have done is important.

What drawing experiences can you provide?

Children need a variety of items to draw with and draw on. These could be pens, chalk, crayons, paint and brushes. Items like paper, cardboard, boxes, concrete, or even the fence, are good places to draw on. Start drawing experiences as soon as your child shows interest; usually from around eight months. If you don’t want delightful artwork added you your walls it is best to have a regular ’drawing place’, like a small table and chairs, and rules about the pens staying on the table. The best paper has no lines so children are not confined when they first experiment with making marks on paper. Perhaps try taking your drawing materials outside under a big tree in fine weather. Another idea is to paint the fence or concrete with a mixture of water and a few drops of food colouring, this washes off well in the rain.