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  • How to make your hand a Snake

    Created 2013-03-01 by Roisin Markham

    Duration: 2013-03-01 to 2013-05-31

Project Outline

After several discussions based in open learning, art and craft, schools and family workshops we agreed and disagreed and decided on engaging schools, children and families with the library. Initially the discussions were for the Chinese New Year of the Snake, the library was bringing in live snakes and offering local schools the opportunity to attend free workshops. They did n’t need another activity so we discussed a follow up workshop linking into St. Patrick’s day and the Easter holidays. They wanted to keep the theme of snakes. Last year while facilitating an Easter project at the library with children I identified that an introduction to stitch, a really basic how to use a needle and thread would be a good to offer children. A how to make beyond glue and sticky tape. Many children have never seen anyone stitching let alone been taught. In 2005 I identified that most children did not know how to tie a knot at the age of 8 or 9 - this is still the case and infact some of the older children could not tie knots. The reason for this is the incredible invention of Velcro as a closing device for shoes. It was great with small feet and hands velcro closing shoes meant we delayed the milestone of tying ones own laces BUT in lots of cases this skill is never learnt.

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Project Details

  • From date: 2013-03-01
  • To date: 2013-05-31
  • Participants per session: 25
  • Participants in total: 240
  • Contact hours: 14
  • Age range of participants:
    3-5, 5-7, 8-11, 12-14
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  • Related Organisation(s):
    Gorey Public Library

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