Tag Archives: Awareness DAys

21st June – World Music Day

The best way to celebrate World Music Day is to spend the day listening to all your old favourites, sing along and even make your own music with improvised instruments.

How many things in your house could be turned into an instrument. – https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/musical-instruments

Get outside and share some music or open your windows and share a song.
Create a family song , learn the lyrics and perform it.

8th June – Children’s Art Week and World Oceans Week

In your home learning pack – mindfulness colouring (ocean theme). Create your own mindfulness colouring sheet for someone else in your family to colour in, remember to add in lots of detail.

https://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/m-plate-seahorse.htm – link to a colour changing seahorse activity you can use crayons or pens –not just paints.  fasteners in your pack. You can make any ocean creature using this technique.


Lots of ideas for simple ocean crafts (or create your own ocean creature from recycled cardboard and plastic)
Create a tweet that would encourage people to care for the oceans and not pollute them.
Use an empty box and create your own under the ocean scene (diorama) https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/ocean-diorama

Share your learning on Google classroom or Twitter @CarlibarPS


29th May – National Biscuit Day

Enjoy your favourite biscuits in the house.

Talk about what makes them so special. Read the ingredients.

Find out about a famous Scottish biscuit factory and its history – http://www.tunnock.co.uk/about-us/

Be a biscuit designer. Can you create a brand new biscuit?

Give it a name, draw it or actually make it.

Design a box or a wrapper for it to be sold in.

Design an advert for the TV or radio to promote your biscuit and get people buying it. Film your advert on your phone.


Find out how biscuits are made in the factory

26th May – Paper Aeroplane Day

Additional ACTIVITY SHEET IN YOUR PACK – O wing glider instructions
More info for parents about O wings

Have fun today making different aeroplanes, investigate different types of paper and card, use old bits of wallpaper, card from food packets etc. In your pack you have some paper and card/paperclips. Sometimes you need to think about the nose weight – use paper clips , bluetac or plasticine to add weight to the nose.

REMEMBER safety when you fly them – don’t fly towards others. See which plane flies the furthest, straightest etc. This weblink gives step by step instructions to make lots of different types of planes at varying difficulty levels


Share on Google Classroom or parents can share on Twitter @CarlibarPS    #carlibarSTEM

23rd May – Children’s Gardening Week starts

Lots of resources for gardening activities suitable for all ages can be found on the RHS school gardening website

Two resources below can be found on their website

Get outside and identify some wild flowers, some people call them weeds, but weeds are just wild flowers in places people don’t want them to grow!

Wildflower guide         

Flowers come in all shapes and sizes – learn more here about what we call the different shapes of flowers.

Flower shape guide

Try growing the top of a carrot https://laughingkidslearn.com/how-to-grow-a-carrot-top/

Look after the plants that you have grown from seed – they might be ready to go out in your garden now.

Share your learning on Google Classroom or Twitter @CarlibarPS

#rhsschoolgardens  #ecoschoolsscotland

23rd May – World Turtle Day

There are lots of great craft  ideas online with a turtle theme.

Use your creativity to come up with your own ideas.
Use empty food and drink containers to make turtles – lots of ideas online to get you started

National Geographic for kids has some amazing facts about turtles
Make your own quiz about turtles


How many different types of turtle can you name?

Find out  which country or countries they live in.

Look for videos online of mass turtle hatchings on beaches – they are amazing.

18th May – National Smile Month starts

Info for parents from Childsmile website – for different age groups

Learn about the importance of brushing your teeth properly.

Try this experiment to see what happens when acid attacks your teeth https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/resources/lesson-plans/demonstrations/eggcelent
Board Game – create a board game all about teeth, play your game with your family. A board track game template has been included in your home learning pack.

17th May – National Children’s Day – PLAY MATTERS

Some ideas for today

Take time to play today. Be creative and have fun when you play. Invent new games that you can play with your friends when you can meet up again.
Children become the adult in the house and make the decisions for the day! (within reason!)

Useful Twitter links for play based ideas







Today is 12th May – National Limerick Day

Limericks, like all types of poems have a set of rules that you need to follow. The rules for a limerick are fairly simple:
 They are five lines long.
 Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with one another.
 Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other.

They have a distinctive rhythm (Lines 1, 2 and 5 have the same rhythm as each other) – (lines 3 and 4 have matching rhythms)
They are usually funny.

Limericks Take Practice
I know that writing limericks is going to seem hard at first because it’s sometimes difficult to get the rhythm, the rhymes, and the joke to all work together. But don’t worry; with a little practice, you’ll soon be creating funny limericks of your own that will make your friends and family laugh. Have fun!

Share your limerick on your Google Classroom or Twitter

@CarlibarPS  # Carlibarlimericks