Tuesday, 4 November 2008

The sun game


Today the children learnt about the importance of the sun through playing the Sun Game. In this activity the children place pictures of plants and animals around the sun. In the basket I have big sun and three sets of cards, set 1 contains 18 pictures of plants including trees, flowers, fruits and vegetables. Set 2 contains 12 pictures of herbivorous animals. Set 3 contains 8 pictures of carnivorous animals. The cards are placed around the sun starting with set one, then set two around that and finally set 3. Each set is colour coded. I also have a forth set that i didn't introduce yet this includes animals that are omnivores. This activity is the first step to introducing the food chain, which they will take in more detail later on.
The file is available here, feel free to download it and please leave a comment if you do.

9 comments:

Jennie said...

What a wonderful activity! I downloaded it immediately - thank you so much for making this available!

Susan Y. Dyer said...

Hi...could you please email me more about how to present this work. I have laminated the cards but am unsure of the presentation. I would really appreciate it as I am gathering more lessons on the sun - loved the sun poem too - to put with air, water and land - as the sun is the fourth element and often missing from this work. Thank you in advance.

Susan Dyer
sy.dyer@gmail.com
The Moveable Alphabet

Mo said...

Thank you so much. I've just brought both of my children home (2nd year lower elementary and 4th year children's house/kindergarten) and this is a great cultural activity in which they can share...and a great starting place for conversation and identifying their interests. They've both been told for so long "what they need to get done on their workplan," that it has been a challenge for me to get them talking about what they are truly interested in. Thank you so much!

Onyva said...

Thanks for this game!
Raphaëlle from France

Discovering Montessori said...

Thank you so much for making this work avaliable to your readers! Just what I needed:) Thank you!!

jeanna said...

this sounds interesting, how do you introduce the work?

Maggie Watson said...

Thank you so much for this lovely activity. I look forward to printing out the cards and presenting to my students. I'd like to make myself a "sun" to arrange them around for full effect, as in your photo, but not sure of the diameter until I have the cards laid out, I guess. I'll re-post with that info for others' use once I do. Thanks again!

Rachel said...

Thank you for this great activity. looking forward to using it with the kids.

Virgie Jebe said...

This is awesome. BIG THANKS!!
I was browsing for some pics to make my Sun Game pictures that I stumbked to this blog. It is all that I need :) thankyou very much.