Ages 4 to 7

The projects are designed to be low on resources and technology free. These are developed keeping the learning outcomes of the specified age group in mind. We have attempted to make the projects engaging and related to multiple subjects and learning. Each of the projects is across approximately a week for about an hour a day, these can help in contexts without online-schooling options or to supplement it.

We intend for these projects to be adapted and contextualized to your context. Please do share feedback of student work and updated projects using the following link: Feedback Form

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Virus
OUR HOUSE RULES TO KEEP COVID19 AWAY (Level 1)

In this project, we will decide on our house rules to keep Covid19 away from our house and family.

LEADING QUESTION

What set of rules does our family need during this staying at home period?

Total Time Required:
~5 hours over 3 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
General Sciences
animals
My Animal Park (Level 1)

Learners will design their own animal park to learn to group animals based on shared characteristics as a way to introduce taxonomy in the animal kingdom.

LEADING QUESTION

Do you want to design your own animal park or reserve?

Image Credit: Freepik

Total Time Required:
~ 2 hours total over 4 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Art, Biology, Languages
machine
CREATE YOUR OWN RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE (Level 1)

Teach your learners the principles of engineering and the values of resilience, creativity, and attention to detail with this hands-on activity.

LEADING QUESTION

How can we create a machine that helps us do something useful or fun in our house?

Image Credit: Jeff Kubina, Flickr

Total Time Required:
~ 30-50 mins per day – 2.5-4 hours total over 5 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Engineering, General Sciences, Physics
food
MY POP-UP RESTAURANT (LEVEL 1)

Set up a meal for your family like a restaurant including planning the meal, cooking the meal and doing the decoration. Share the meal with the family!

LEADING QUESTION

Since all restaurants are closed, can we make our own pop up restaurant and serve a meal to our guests at home?

Total Time Required:
5-6 hours total over 5 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Nutrition
Seasons
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE? (Level 1)

Understand the seasons, main changes in weather and how do we adapt to these changes

LEADING QUESTION

Can you understand how we all adapt to changing seasons?

Total Time Required:
1 hour a day for 5 days and 30 mins for day 6 presentation
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Art, General Sciences, Social Sciences
image
Family Tree (Level 1)

Help your child discover their family’s history and learn about the different ways to look for information!

Leading Question

What can our family tree teach us about conducting research?

Total Time Required:
30-40 mins a day for 5 days (total of ~2.5-3 hours)
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
History, Languages, Social Sciences
News
Whats In The News? (Level 1)

Learners will write their own newspaper reporting on COVID19 and designing the other sections

LEADING QUESTION

How do we research into and present information on current news?

Total Time Required:
3 hours total over 6 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Art, Languages, Mathematics
mathmeasure
BEAUTY IN SHAPES AND MEASUREMENTS (Level 1)

Learners use a Math lens to look into their house and their body, and use what they have learned to create geometric patterns.

Leading question:

How can I use things around me to measure?

Total Time Required:
30-60 mins a day for 4 days (total of ~2-4 hours)
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Mathematics