Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman, in collaboration with Hoopla Education has launched an edutainment programme to deepen health-conscious eating habits in children from ages 1 to 10 alongside their parents. The series of experiential learning workshops runs from October 18 to 22, 2015.
The programmes will be conducted by Hoopla Education Specialist Artist Paul Frank Wagner, who is a conceptual artist based in Paris who links healthy eating with inspired art creations. He uses fruits and vegetables as his inspiration to appeal to children’s creativity, raises awareness to start healthy routines at an early age and draws parallels between nourishing foods and aesthetic works of art.
Every workshop is subdivided into three sessions:
Introduction: Paul begins with a brief introduction on the nutritional tips of the day.
Demonstration: Paul demonstrates the simple art techniques that will be utilized.
Exercise: Children and parents create a ‘healthy-eating habit’ series of art starting from tasting, colouring, painting, moulding to art installations.
Sunday, October 18, 2015 – Texture and Taste Exploration.
Guessing foods through tangible exploration: Children guess different types of food by putting their hands in boxes and experiencing the different shapes and textures.
Food tasting: Children sample different types of foods by physically tasting them.
Installation of dried citrus fruits: Children learn the difference between dry and fresh citrus.
Monday, October 19, 2015 – Healthy Eating Choices
The hungry caterpillar story telling.
Play-dough reproduction: Children mould fruit using play dough.
Brown or beige – an analogy of processed foods: Children learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – Food Identification and Components
Fruit stamping: Kids use fruits and vegetables to create prints.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 – Decay and Oxidation
Banana tattoos and compost: Children see how foods change colour over time.
Thursday, October 22, 2015 – Vegetable Kaleidoscope
This unique activity entices children who are adverse to eating certain vegetables to try what they have been missing by creating a colourful vegetable kaleidoscope.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating once again with Paul Frank Wagner. At Six Senses Zighy Bay, we are always keen to maintain a fun, quirky and sustainable experiences for our guests. Our Eat Well Craft Well workshop is one of our most unique programs where parents can reconnect with their children. This holiday program will be full of jovial amusement and aesthetics,” stated John Philipson, general manager and vice president of Oman, Middle East and Indian Ocean.