Children at Skool4Kidz Preschool @ Marsiling Drive created some colourful arts and crafts using recycled household items.
In July, Skool4Kidz Preschool @ Marsiling Drive hosted a unique charity drive – without any money changing hands! Instead, parents bid on their childrens’ arts and crafts creations with non-perishable food and household items.
The “Go Green” themed event was the centre’s first charity effort. The Christalite Methodist Home, just a short distance from the centre, was the beneficiary.
Children from kindergarten to infant level produced a variety of crafts and paintings to be ‘sold’ at the event. The little ones improved their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination while working on a project with real purpose.
The children learned how to use recycled items such as plastic bottles and containers, cardboard boxes, old hats, tins, and egg trays. They created piggy banks, coasters, planters, flower pots, photo frames, and even a wind chime. Some older children produced colourful canvas paintings.
On 21 July, all items were put on display and parents were invited to ‘purchase’ them. Besides crafts made with sustainable materials, there were spray bottles to encourage refills, and trinkets made of clay for ‘sale’.
Teacher Arzilla led an auction for a selection of canvas paintings and crafts. The parents and children took the Go Green Pledge together to commit to more sustainable activities.
The bidding was a fun and boisterous affair. Parents bid against each other using rations such as cooking oil, rice and instant noodles to “buy” their children’s creative efforts.