Dinja Waħda Activity
Fiks in trouble
St.Theresa College St.Venera Primary School
The aim of the activity is to strengthen the children’s innate bond with nature through storytelling with a moral.
After hearing the adventurous story of a butterfly named Fiks who was sent on a mission, the children created a frieze that followed Fiks in his adventures and the various characters he met. The activity was spread over a number of days adding features to the frieze gradually every time the story was repeated.
The children started the activity by colouring the different characters found in the story such as butterflies, mice, robins, a spider, a lizard and a bad boy. Videos were shown on the Interactive White Board which helped the children to learn about the lives of these characters. The children started the frieze by creating the forest. They made hand prints to form the leaves of the trees and later they painted the trunks and sponge printed the soil.
The next day, the children continued the frieze by pasting the mouse and his friends, the pine cone and the seed that hit Fiks. They pasted also some foil to form the rain.
On another day, the 3 year olds pasted a spider and its web, pasted Fiks who was trapped, a robin who saved the butterfly and another robin who wanted his tree for himself. The children continued the activity by forming and pasting real flowers and leaves. They pasted also the butterfly Fiks and the lizard. Next they glued a wall and placed Fiks on it. Later they pasted the bad boy and the other flowers.
While making the frieze, the children learnt a song about the adventures of Fiks and were recorded. The recording of the song can be heard here: Fiks