This week’s after school care play-based learning activities focused on Food Allergy Week.
A food allergy is an immune system re- sponse to a food protein that the body mis- takenly believes is harmful, which causes the body to release a lot of chemicals, triggering abnormal bodily reactions in a person’s breathing, gastrointestinal tract, skin or heart.
We painted one fingernail to show awareness that one in ten babies are born with a food allergy. We discussed and brain-stormed what food allergies are and what the nine food groups are that cause 90% of all food allergies. We also discussed what to look for when somebody has an allergic reaction, the different severities of allergic reactions, and why it is vital to know which of your classmates have food allergies.
The children showed genuine empathy and care for other children’s wellbeing. Many of them remembered the children with an allergy in the service and that one child requires an epi-pen and the ambulance to be called right away if he gets stung by a bee!
At the end of the week, they had two final challenges: to identify foods in our kitchen that contain one of the nine most common triggers of a food allergy, and they had to adopt an allergy and create their own lunch box menu.
Over the past eight months we have been working hard to transform our club into a more visually appealing and welcoming space by brightening the walls with a coat of paint and replacing wooden doors with glass doors. We did a massive expansion and refurbishment of the KidzCare area upstairs with new flooring, knocked out a wall and got brand new equipment and furniture.
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