Cultural Festivals – nowadays and in the past

Difficulty Low

Duration 45 minutes

Type of activity Main activities

Season Any

Occasion Christmas,Easter

Suitability Without limits

Locations Indoor

Tools

scissors

colored cards and papers

pencils

Goal

The goal of this activity is to bring down the holidays from the point of view of seniors and children and compare differences in today’s concepts.

Intergenerational benefits

Understanding and relationship building

Understanding and relationship building

The activity promotes the understanding and appreciation of the attitudes, opinions, and experiences which different generations bring to the relationships, understanding and avoiding generational stereotypes and fostering tolerance of different lifestyles and an appreciation for cultural heritages, traditions and histories.

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

The activity promotes learning and skill sharing among younger and older generations. It involves the sharing of positive resources that the young and old have to offer each other, especially the experience with novelties of modern times and valuable life lessons as well as cultural and familiar traditions.

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

The activity promotes physical and mental well-being. It has a positive impact on the quality of life (feeling of self-worth and a reduction in loneliness and isolation, promotion of physical and cognitive activity).

Personal impact

Personal impact

Developing soft skills (like empathy, confidence, communication abilities, learning skills) and developing their own strengths and talents.

Cognitive skills

Cognitive skills

Supporting mental / brain-based skills we need to do anything from the simplest to the most complex tasks:perception, attention, memory, motor skills, language, visual and spatial processing, executive functions.

Community involvement

Community involvement

The activity increases confidence and involvement within the community. It offers a starting point that could have a positive impact within the community.

Step by Step

  1. Seniors and kids meet in room with chairs and tables.
  2. They are introduced to the activity.
  3. Group is working in pairs and firstly they draw some typical festivals on colored cards.
  4. all cards are collected and mixed.
  5. Group is seated in a circle.
  6. Cards are placed as a card deck in the center of the circle.
  7. One of the kid takes the first card.
  8. The key word or drawing is the topic for following discussion about the given festival.
  9. It is important to highlight the differences from the past and nowadays.
  10. Each kid may keep the card.
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