Children's Day

Children's Day

Children’s Day is celebrated on different days in many places around the world. As you may have guessed, Children’s Day is a day to honor children. Here in Brazil, Children’s Day is celebrated on October 12th, which coincides with Our Lady of Aparecida’s day, Brazil’s Patron Saint. That’s why it is also a national holiday.

Brazil was the first country to have a children’s day. We have been observing children’s day since 1920. Originally, the day was just a day to honor children. But, thanks to Brinquedos Estrela, a toy manufacturer in Brazil, and Johnson & Johnson the date changed to a commercial thing.

In 1960, these two companies started a campaign to sell more toys. Other toy manufacturers liked the idea and, as a consequence, business people in the sector had a meeting and decided to have October 12th as Children’s Day in Brazil, the same date originally proposed in 1920 by congressman Galdino do Valle Filho.

Very Young Learners (4 to 8 year-olds)

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Slides 2 - 13
Refer sts to the slide.
Elicit from them  what activity/game each image shows. Ask sts whether they do/like that activity/game.

Slides  14
Run-and-touch game. Choose randomly one of the activities displayed and tell sts to run and touch its image. Repeat this procedure with all the images.

Slides 27 – 28 – Project
NB: You will need pieces of paper for this project; one or two per student.
Tell students you are going to have a project
Move to the next slide and refer to the picture of the windmill
Tell students they will create a paper windmill
Click on the arrow to access the website with the instructions
Guide students through the process.
 

Young Learners

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Slides 2 – 9
Refer students to the slide.
Tell them it is an anagram; they should try to order the letters to form a game or activity. The first click will show the anagram and a photo, and the third, the answer.

Slides 10-13
On the first click of the mouse, two childhood activities will appear. Elicit from sts what they are. Click on the mouse again and ask them to say which one they prefer/why. There’s an examples box they can refer to.

Slide 14
Find someone who game. Ask sts to move around the classroom asking the questions on the screen and taking notes of the answers on a piece of paper. Set a time limit of 3 minutes or so to add a bit of challenge. Ask sts to report their findings.

Teens / Adults

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Slides 2 – 9
Refer students to the slide.
Tell them it is an anagram; they should try to order the letters to form a game or activity. The first click will show the anagram and a photo, and the third, the answer.

Slide 10
Tell students they will talk about their childhood memories.
Refer sts to the slide. Ask them to think about their childhood for about a minute.
Click to reveal task.
Tell students to think about which activities from the vocabulary presentation they did or not.
Elicit from them how to express past habits.
Click to reveal answer.
Have students share their childhood memories in pairs.

Slides 12 – 15
Have students discuss the questions in groups