capteur de rêves / dream catcher

Dream catcher by Learn and Play en Anglais
Dream catcher by Learn and Play en Anglais
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Use a tea towel to help you manipulate the wire without hurting your hands.
Use a tea towel to help you manipulate the wire without hurting your hands.
Cut a long piece of wool and fold it in half.
Cut a long piece of yarn and fold it in half.
Start with a new piece of wool and knot it just above your previous knot.
Start with a new piece of yarn and knot it just above your previous knot.
Add some hot glue before making another knot so as to hold it in place.
Add some hot glue before making another knot so as to hold it in place.
Now continue to wrap the wool around the wire, making knots and adding glue as needed...
Now continue to wrap the yarn around the wire, making knots and adding glue as needed…
...until you are all done.
…until you are all done.
cut a piece of wool that is longer than the diameter of your circle
cut a piece of yarn that is longer than the diameter of your circle
Now tie the other end of the string to the opposite side of your circle.
Now tie the other end of the yarn to the opposite side of your dream catcher.
Now decorate the second half before tying it to the other side of your circle.
Now decorate the second half before tying it to the other side of your dream catcher.
Add some pieces of yarn to the bottom portion of your dream catcher.
Add some pieces of yarn, ribbon etc. to the bottom portion of your dream catcher.
Add some hot glue to the inside of your beads...
Add some hot glue to the inside of your beads…
...then place your feather into your bead.
…then place your feather into your bead.

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Bonjour tout le monde!

Certains de mes étudiants ont travaillé à fabriquer des capteurs de rêves lors des dernières semaines et j’ai pensé que je devais partager notre projet avec vous. Avant de les faire, nous avons eu une petite discussion sur ce que les rêves sont et le genre de rêves que nous pouvons faire. J’ai expliqué que le travail d’un capteur de rêves est d’attraper tous ces mauvais rêves afin de ne faire que des beaux rêves la nuit.

La semaine prochaine, je vais étendre ce projet avec des dessins et de la peinture, mais pour l’instant je suis très heureuse de la façon dont tout s’est passé.

Passez une bonne soirée et n’oubliez pas,

Just Speak!

Danielle

Hello Everyone!

Some of my students have been working on making dream catchers for the last few weeks and I thought that I’d share our project with you. Before making them we had a little chat about what dreams are and what kind of dreams we can have. I explained that a dream catcher’s job is to catch all of those bad dreams so that we only have sweet dreams at night.

Next week I’ll extend this project with some drawing and painting but for now I’m very happy with how everything turned out.

Have a nice evening and remember,

Just Speak!

Danielle

 

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motricité fine. fine motor skills

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Bonjour tout le monde !

Je commence à explorer un nouveau domaine de l’enseignement qui est la motricité fine , la plupart du temps en se concentrant sur les mouvements des petits muscles des mains, des poignets et les doigts de jeunes enfants. Il y a beaucoup de raisons d’utiliser ces muscles dans notre vie quotidienne (boutonner notre veste par exemple) et nous avons tendance à les négliger.

Comme la plupart des enfants trouverait ennuyeux (au point d’être une punition) de boutonner et déboutonner leurs manteaux maintes et maintes fois, j’ai essayé de trouver des projets faciles qui les aident à travailler ces petits muscles, en pur plaisir.

Pour ce projet, vous pouvez utiliser des boîtes de céréales afin que vos enfants jouent tout de suite ou vous pouvez utiliser du papier imprimante ordinaire (brut ou coloré), puis laminer afin que vos patrons de couture durent plus longtemps. Une dernière chose, si vous choisissez de laminer vos formes, assurez-vous de percer des trous après les avoir plastifier et pas avant.

matériaux:

Cartons ou boites de céréales

Papier blanc ou de couleur

crayons ou marqueurs

plastifieuse (feuilles de laminage)

perforation (utiliser la perforatrice APRÈS plastifier vos cartes de couture)

pelote de laine

aiguille de laine

Amusez-vous et rappelez-vous …

Just Speak!

Danielle

Hello Everyone!

I’m starting to really get into a new area of teaching that’s all about fine motor skills, mostly focusing on the small muscle movements in the hands, wrists and fingers of young children. There are a lot of ways to practice using these muscles and sometimes, those ways are already such a big part of our everyday lives (like buttoning a button on our jacket) that we tend to overlook them.

Since most kids would find it boring (to the point of punishment) to button and unbutton their coat buttons over and over again, I’ve been trying to find some easy projects that would inspire them to work those little muscles out of sheer fun.

For this project you can either use cereal boxes and have your kids play right away or you can use regular printer paper (plain or colored) and then laminate it so that your sewing patterns last longer. Just a little note, if you choose to laminate your shapes make sure that you punch holes in them AFTER you laminate them and not before.

Materials:

Cardstock or cereal boxes

Regular white or colored paper

crayons or markers

laminator (laminating sheets)

hole punch (use the hole punch AFTER you laminate your sewing cards)

ball of wool

wool needle

Have fun and remember…

Just Speak!

Danielle