Den Building Day

Save the Children’s Den Day is about children being sponsored to transform their sofa, school desk or even a boring cardboard box into a magical super den. And the money they raise will help to save lives around the world

IMG_3344  IMG_3346

Save the Children’s Den Day is a brilliant way for children of all ages and abilities to get creative and learn independently. And the sponsorship they raise will help build a better world for children who don’t have anywhere safe to shelter tonight.

How will you build yours?

* Let your class head off on a Den Day safari without leaving the classroom. Use bed-sheets, bunting and pegs to create an awesome indoor tepee, make some binoculars out of carboard, and maybe some cut-out animals to spy on.

* Why not fix up a den in the great outdoors? Decorate a solid structure like a climbing frame with sticks and leaves – and remember to bring plenty of blankets and rugs to keep warm!

IMG_3349 IMG_3351 IMG_3347

* Do your kids want their secret midnight feast to be a private party? Then let them pile up the cushions, create a bed-sheet teepee, and make a no-entry sign to go outside their living room den.

IMG_3353

VLUU L310 W  / Samsung L310 W

VLUU L310 W / Samsung L310 W

IMG_3345

* Or why not help them build a brilliant bazaar in their bedroom, filled with flying carpets, magic lamps and other treasures? Raid the dressing up box for some crazy costumes to match.

* Once everyone’s finished creating their shelter, it’s time to get cosy. Plan some activities for your children – set up a crafty activity or let them watch a film they love. If they’re staying in their dens overnight, bedtime stories and midnight feasts are sure to go down a treat.

* Whether you’re planning a camp-out style sleepover or simply a school day with a difference, sign up now http://denday.savethechildren.org.uk/sign-up/ to receive A special Teacher’s kit. It’s full of loads of tips and hints to help you weave some Den Day magic – and loads of extra learning – into your lesson plans.

Have fun… enjoy being creative

(Photographs used in this blog are not owned by eyfsmatters)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s