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A29 - Today is the day

Duration
30–40 minutes

Age recommendation
6–10

Key words
calendar, festivities, cultural knowledge, traditions

Languages of the original source
This activity can be used in any language.

Materials needed
diary and pens


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Aim of the activity

The aim is to widen children’s cultural and linguistic knowledge. It will help
them learn about the country their parents or grandparents come from.



Preparation for the activity

A diary and some pens.



Procedure

For children and parents together.
1. Children write the names of the main festivals celebrated in the country
their parents or grandparents come from in a diary.
2. Additionally you can tell them about the main customs held during the
festivals. Older children could research themselves.
3. Each festival is written on its date and in the family languages.



Significant benefit of the activity

This activity helps children improve their cultural and linguistic knowledge,
while discovering their parent’s origin and roots.



Source of the activity

Multilingual Families Project