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Mar 17, 2020

Clean Hands are Fun Hands

this is the way we wash our hands
this is the way we wash our hands

With the current COVID-19 situation, Handwashing Day came early for the Sunshine Kids. Usually celebrated on the 15 of October each year, Global Handwashing Day is an international handwashing promotion campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. Explaining to the kids that washing hands at critical points during the day and washing with soap for at least twenty seconds was important, they also learnt the health and hygiene benefits of the exercise. The activity conducted at the kids washing bay area encouraged them to go tell their parents of the fun experience and more importantly that they should do the same at home. Helping them to do so, the kids were gifted handwashing soap to take home.

....we wash our hands
....we wash our hands
.....on a warm and sunny morning!
.....on a warm and sunny morning!
having the staff participate was a great idea
having the staff participate was a great idea
excited to take home some soap!
excited to take home some soap!
and show our parents how to wash hands properly
and show our parents how to wash hands properly
Feb 13, 2020

Expressing Feeling through Creativity

Show me Teacher!
Show me Teacher!

The two-day programme in Creative Art, Drawing, Craft and Clay Sculpting organized for the fifty Sunshine Kids was received with much excitement and enthusiasm ever-since it was announced. The Sunshine Kids have previously participated in similar creative programmes but this one was special as it was designed to include multiple forms of art therapy.  The drawing and art programme using non-toxic paints and crayons were held in one corner while the clay sculpting in another. Then there was pom-pom making which the kids loved and hand art on the wall which they created into a collage of colour resembling an ocean.    

The kids could interchange their workstation moving around freely in the large spaces at their own pace and sharing their ideas with one another. Inviting a couple of parents to volunteer their time along with friends of The Sunshine Charity contributed to the enjoyment that was visible everywhere!

The programme was facilitated by a well-known artist, art teacher with extensive experience in conducting similar programmes for kids. She created a friendly and relaxed atmosphere enabling them to have fun while participating in the numerous therapeutic activities.

Sri Lankan children have gone through numerous traumatic experiences from conflicts and civil wars to more recently the Easter Sunday bombings. Understanding the traumatic nature experienced by many children whether the live in the north or south, east or west of the island, it was a joy to witness the impact the diverse range of creative activities had on the children. 

Arn't we good?
Arn't we good?
So proud to be an artist
So proud to be an artist
And me too!
And me too!
Getting our hands messy
Getting our hands messy
Playing with clay
Playing with clay
Jan 24, 2020

Expressing Feeling through Creativity

What do you say to my Picture?
What do you say to my Picture?

The two-day programme in Creative Art, Drawing, Craft and Clay Sculpting organized for the fifty Sunshine Kids was received with much excitement and enthusiasm ever-since it was announced. The Sunshine Kids have previously participated in similar creative programmes but this one was special as it was designed to include multiple forms of art therapy.  The drawing and art programme using non-toxic paints and crayons were held in one corner while the clay sculpting in another. Then there was pom-pom making which the kids loved and hand art on the wall which they created into a collage of colour resembling an ocean.    

The kids could interchange their workstation moving around freely in the large spaces at their own pace and sharing their ideas with one another. Inviting a couple of parents to volunteer their time along with friends of The Sunshine Charity contributed to the enjoyment that was visible everywhere!

The programme was facilitated by a well-known artist, art teacher with extensive experience in conducting similar programmes for kids. She created a friendly and relaxed atmosphere enabling them to have fun while participating in the numerous therapeutic activities.

Sri Lankan children have gone through numerous traumatic experiences from conflicts and civil wars to more recently the Easter Sunday bombings. Understanding the traumatic nature experienced by many children whether the live in the north or south, east or west of the island, it was a joy to witness the impact the diverse range of creative activities had on the children. 

My pretty clay balls
My pretty clay balls
What fun it is to draw
What fun it is to draw
Lovely to have mum volunteer her time
Lovely to have mum volunteer her time
I love my crayons!
I love my crayons!
Painting on a wall is so nice
Painting on a wall is so nice
Try it
Try it
So proud of our school wall
So proud of our school wall
 
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