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Here are some robot illustrations i made especially for 2 little boys that i teach. They are obsessed! If you would like to print them for your lessons…go ahead! The kids have a great time imagining what to put in the drawers & filling in the alphabet or numbers where ive left gaps.

Last week was Jumping Jack week with my little students. We traced the body parts, coloured them, stuck on random stuff, cut them out and assembled them with those “split-clip” thingys and string. The kids loved them. Attention: little boys really like to pull that string to make them REALLY jump, and ripping may occur! Haha!

Last week we made mobiles! I found the idea in a fantastic book i bought while on holidays in Australia….but now i’ve lost it! Dont even remember what its called…Paper Crafts something. Im so upset. I’ll post the name of the book if i find it. Fingers crossed.

The kids eyes looked like they were going to fall out of their heads with excitement when i showed them a small version of what we were going to make. Was a good chance to learn about colours, shapes, the weather & solar system (though i doubt they’ll remember anything about that).

Here’s the template i made if you want to do it too. I printed it on A3 paper, because the diameter of my circle was 25cm. I used a cutting knife to cut the lines inside the green circle beforehand because i didnt want the kids to slash themselves in the middle of the lesson! So all they had to do was colour both sides and then cut the big outer circle with scissors.

Watch out if you use paint because the card can get a little damp and lose its shape.

Its a bit tricky to fold it out the first time so ive tried to simplify it using colours.

Goodluck! Send me pics if you do it…i want to see!

3D collage stuck onto the back of an old tile / Using everything from beads & pine cones to old broken fridge magnets & pebbles from the beach / Made by Lydia during our private English lesson.

So fabulous!

My beautiful students love when i bring over my huge roll of paper…so one week we decided to put it to good use. They lay down and i traced their bodies, then they filled themselves in. This was a good way to learn the names of body parts, colours, and also talk about tall, short, big & small etc. I love how the styles of drawing change with age…

Top: Alexia 5yrs old, Eleni 4yrs old

Bottom: Lydia 8yrs old, Stavro 4yrs old


Flexy fishies

Here are some fish we made before the summer holidays with all the kids i tutor. They’re flexible and so cool…if you run and hold them behind you it looks like they’re swimming! Not too good when you want the kids to sit down and learn :)

 

Here are some sitting chickens the kids made for Easter! We’ve made them in different sizes, coloured them with crayons and on some we used crepe-paper for the wings and crest. To make them use the template below, fold and cut along the orange line.. The wings and any extra bits can be made by using the left over pieces after all the cutting. Watch out because younger children find it a little difficult cutting around the tail bit. But its all worth it. They are all so cool i wanted to steal them and take them home all for me!

So Christmas has been suprisingly busy this year, work wise. But i’ve also had alot of fun projects. Like making Christmas cards with the kids i teach English to…

…or papier-mache Santa’s…

…who we then paint and glitter the hell out of! Even on his bum!

And i also managed to whip up a poster and flyer for my good friends at Dress Affair who had their Christmas party that was as usual a massive success!