There is only one challenge activity for the next two weeks.
Throughout the year, there are many celebrations held around the world.
Your challenge over the next two weeks is to design your blog to show one celebration you take part in throughout the year.
Places to find celebrations you could choose from
- Fact monsters have some holidays around the world
- Topics online magazine lists many different celebrations sorted by country
- Kid World Citizen has a diversity calendar showing celebrations around the world for each month
Your celebration might be a festival or event that is held in your country, state or town. It doesn’t have to be a world celebration.
Here is an example of a Halloween themed blog – check out the Thinglink in the header, the scrolling words in the sidebar
What could you do to your blog?
- You could add a header or background representing your celebration
- Change to a more appropriate theme
- Maybe write some poetry or stories about the celebration
- Find some widgets relating to the celebration
- Include some images you have taken or you have found using creative commons
- Write a post about the history of that celebration
- Write a post explaining where you found all the headers, images, widgets information used in your post
- Use lots of different tools to be creative such as powtoon, thinglink, padlet, glogster, soundcloud, poll daddy – classes maybe have students work in groups each using a different tool
If you use Kidblog and can’t decorate your blog very easily, you might want to create a paper blog instead and take a picture of that and put the image in a post.
Check out some of these resources I have found:
Home School Towers – Ms Mara has written a post about how she has decorated her blog to celebrate Halloween. She includes how to make backgrounds and headers and where to find them on the web.
Warrior Kat has written some posts related to Halloween as well as decorating her blog.
Sue Waters from Edublogs has found some resources to use in your classroom
Check out the holidays section – remember to link back to them – attribution as the header belongs to them
Link to five websites for free headers
How to create a header image using picmonkey
Larry Ferlazzo has lots of links for activities, games, infographics, slideshows about Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa
Remember, I would like to see your creative blogs once you have finished designing it. Come back here and leave a comment so I can visit your blog. I can only visit if you include the URL of your blog.