Play, Learn and Grow together

A box of balls or a puzzle that we think as ‘Toys’ can take the role of an important learning tool. According to our ancient scriptures and the modern surveys, it has been observed that a child learns most by the age of seven. So, if we take special care of the initial seven years of a child, we can bring wonders in their learning process.

SDIS has adopted a new method to educate the kids of our school, which is the first of its kind in Gandhinagar. This method is known as Under7 Wonder7. This is a new approach to nurture the finest years of a child's life. With this particular method the child can give wings to their imagination. It enables the child to improve various skills like motor, creative imaginative, aesthetic, cognitive, linguistic etc.

This method also helps children to connect with peers and teachers easily.

Engaging

Developing Understanding

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin,
Engaging them in different kinds of meaningful activities of learning.

Example

Developing Language Skills

A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image but to develop students who can create their own image. Imaginative stories and real life example is the most effective way to merge meaning and emotions.

Enquiring

Developing Curiosity

Each child is viewed as infinitely capable, creative and intelligent. It is the job of a teacher to support these qualities and to challenge their minds in appropriate ways. Teachers design and ask age appropriate questions to strike their curiosity on daily basis.

Evaluating

Assurement of Development and Assurement for Development

Evaluation is done through both formal and informal ways.

Experimenting

Developing Scientific Experiment

Showing them small experiments to meet their curiosity and scientific temperament.

Encouraging

Developing Confidence

We acknowledge and appreciate every little effort made by children and incourage students to build confidence and strength for leading them for further learning.

Experiencing

Developing Life Skills

The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience. “Learning while playing and by doing” is our primary vision for our tiny-tots. Our teachers make them do various activities and small projects to give them a practical experience.

Kid’s zone

Families in big cities to those living in remote villages in developing countries, spend much time “just playing”. Usually it is implied that play is an indulgence only for the very young ones and nothing much happen

However, we often underestimate children play time,. Through playing they learn to cope with frustrations, to continue to try to improve, to share with others, to give vocal expression to their thoughts and fantasies.


Well, at SDIS Skill Zone is one of its kind concept based activity room for our school students. The room alone has more than 350+ learning activities, just a mere effort to make learning fun for young ones. We strongly believe that playing has a vital role in developing cognitive thinking, motor skills, emotional strength and task with hands.

There are quite of number ways in which play is important for young children: skill development, social development imagination and creativity. Learning occurs in all areas of development as young children play. In our school's skill zone we have five different zones, Smart Zone, Science Zone, Story Zone, Skill Zone, Sense Zone to ignite the curiosity and interest for learning.

List of activities of ICSE BOARD

JULY

U7W7

Nursery

Jr.KG

Sr.KG

Engaging

  • 1 to 10 counting with the help of beads & thread, puzzles, blocks, flash cards to engage them. (Development of math skill)
  • Shapes with shapes board.
  • Capital letters with flash cards and alphabets board.
  • Parts of the body(Match Each Body Parts) (Develop their identification skill)
  • Swars ( Hindi) – Wooden Blocks (develop their motor skills)

Enquiring

  • Why do we watch TV? (Development of visualizing skill) Why do we drink milk? (Know about nutrition)
  • Why sky is blue?
  • Why lemon is sour in taste? (With the help of the teacher students will develop their thinking skills)
  • How does rainbow form?
  • How can you help someone? (Students will gain more knowledge)

Example

  • Milkha Singh (Hard work & Determination)
  • Moral based Panchtantra story. (Know about moral values)
  • Narendra modi
  • Jhasi ki Rani Laxmi Bai. (It will build confidence & decision making of students)
  • Ashoka the great. (students will be motivated to their goals)

Experimenting

  • Rainbow colors using baking soda. (Students will be able to develop the Recognition skill)
  • Balloons burst on adding extra air in it. (Development of scientific skills)
  • Water is colorless. (Students can understand the property of water)
  • Bean sprout (Students will know about germination)
  • Balloon Magic (will learn about the properties of air)

Experiencing

  • Sense of smell. (They will understand the difference types of good & bad smell)
  • Sense of hearing (Students will know about different noises)
  • -Sense of taste. ( Food materials) (Students will learn about different taste)

AUGUST

U7W7

Nursery

Jr.KG

Sr.KG

Engaging

  • A to Z alphabets recognition using sand paper, blocks, puzzles, flash cards. (Development of identification skills)
  • Recognition of body part with chart & board.
  • My family with puppets. (Understanding the above with the help of chart & puppets)
  • Three letter words. (puzzles)
  • Small Cursive letters. ( Flash cards) (They will know how to make spellings with the help of phonic sound)

Enquiring

  • Why do we go to place of worship? (Development of faith towards god) Why peacock spreads his feathers on rainy day? (Know about expressions)
  • Why Hibicus is called shoe flower?
  • 2.Why do we need money? (Development of their thinking skills)
  • 3.Why does giraffe has long neck? (Develop their thinking skill)

Example

  • Akbar & Birbal. (Knowing the moral values)
  • Mixing colors to water. (Identification of various colors)
  • Air Chief Marshall Abhinandan. (Students will learn about Bravery & love for the country)
  • Akbar (Knowing the moral values)

Experimenting

  • Sense of taste. (Different types of tastes)
  • Walking water (Students will learn the true nature of science)
  • 2.Color changing Flowers. (Identification of various colors)

Experiencing

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  • 1.Sense of smell (Students will learn about different types of smell)
  • Sense of hearing.( Hearing Balloon)
  • Identify different objects and living things sounds.

SEPTEMBER

U7W7

Nursery

Jr.KG

Sr.KG

Engaging

  • Birds recognition using puzzles & flash cards. (Understanding various types of birds)
  • Cleaning the class. (Students will understand the preciousness of keeping things tidy)
  • Recognize the flowers. (With the help of flash cards & Chart)
  • Animals ( let’s learn Animals)
  • 2.Count and write (Beads & Thread) (Understanding various types of animals) (Develop their thinking skill.)

Enquiring

  • Why do we love our parents? (Learning how to respect our parents)
  • Why do we use umbrella on rainy day. (Development the skill to protect)
  • Why don’t haircuts hurt?
  • Why do we sleep at night? (Develop their thinking skill)
  • Why is breakfast much important mean of the day?
  • Why do we learn English? (Students will increase their knowledge)

Example

  • Lord Swaminarayan (Learn about faith in god)
  • Lata Mangeshkar. (Learning the skill of singing)
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (Students will learn about hard work)
  • Akbar & Birbal (How to tackle problems with cleverness)
  • Milkha Singh (Students will know the importance of hardwork in life)

Experimenting

  • Fun with magnets. (Development of scientific skills)
  • Dancing balloons with fan. (Learning about nature of air)
  • Formation of Rainbow
  • Instant snow (They will learn about colors & tiny science magic)
  • Density tower (liquid) (Develop their scientific knowledge)
  • Magnet play (Metallic and non-metallic objects (Learn about magnet)

Experiencing

  • Sense of feel. (Learning different types of feelings)
  • Sense of touch (Students will learn about different surfaces)
  • Sense of touch -Live objects (Soft, Hard, Smooth, Rough)

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER

U7W7

Nursery

Jr.KG

Sr.KG

Engaging

  • Story of my family using puppets, blocks & flash cards. (Know about the value of family)
  • Count & match with wooden blocks. (Their identification skills will develop)
  • Animals & young ones (find & match) (Will learn types of animals and their young ones)
  • Days & Months. (Wooden tray) (Develop their drawing skill)

Enquiring

  • Why do we pray to god? (Know about importance of god?)
  • Why do we wear sweater in winter. (Know about seasons)
  • What does “we can’t afford it” means?
  • How do flies walk upside down? (Development of their thinking skill)
  • Why is education important for kids.
  • Why do we see stars only at night? (Develop their thinking skill)

Example

  • Sachin Tendulkar. (True nature of sportsman spirit)
  • Swami Vivekanand. (Development of Intellectual skill)
  • Amitabh Bachaan (Hard work is more important to achieve our goals)
  • Mahatma Gandhiji (Learning simplicity and honesty)
  • Nelson Mandela (Students will learn simplicity and honesty)

Experimenting

  • Bouncing objects. (Development of Visualizing skill)
  • Germinatiion of seeds. (They will learn conditions for plantation)
  • Magnet magic (Learning the difference between gravity & magnetic force)
  • Clouds in a jar (Learn about tiny magic of science)
  • Apple science experiment. (Learn about basic science)

Experiencing

  • Sense of Vision. (Development of visualizing skill)
  • Sense of taste. (They will learn about different types of tastes)
  • Sense of smell. (Different smells)

DECEMBER

U7W7

Nursery

Jr.KG

Sr.KG

Engaging

  • Fruits & Vegetables (Using Puzzles, flash cards, blocks, worksheets they will learn about all types of fruits & vegetables)
  • Using puzzles & stamping pads, they will learn about fruits, vegetables & transport
  • -Living & Non-living things. (Live objects) (Will learn the difference between types of things)

Enquiring

  • Why do we eat green vegetables? (Understanding balanced diet)
  • Why do we brush our teeth daily? (Understanding cleanliness)
  • How people made the tool, if they didn’t have any tools? (Development of their thinking skills)
  • Why do cats afraid of cucumber? (Gain more knowledge about cat)

Example

  • Wright Brothers (Understanding the value of team work)
  • Panchtantra (Moral story)
  • Dhirubhai Ambani (Students will learn that hard work is must for success)
  • Swami Vivekanand (They will learn honesty & truth)
  • Ravi Shankar (Moral story)
  • Chetan Bhagat (Understanding the value of hard work)

Experimenting

  • Bubble trouble with the help of soap & water. (Development of balancing skill)
  • Oil floats on water. (Scientific skill development)
  • -Magical water (Forms of water) (Students will learn the shapes of water)
  • Create Static Electricity (Balloon, Hair)
  • -Color changing milk. (Get more knowledge about colours)

Experiencing

  • Sense of sound. (Development of hearing skills)
  • Good & bad smell. (Students will identify the difference of odor)
  • -Sense of vision. (Nature) (Students will understand how we can see everything)

JANUARY

U7W7

Nursery

Jr.KG

Sr.KG

Engaging

  • Animals (Video clips & puzzles). (They will know the identification of wild, water & domestic animals)
  • Recognition of Swar with wooden blocks
  • Three letter words with puzzles.
  • My neighbour hood (Match with relevant)
  • Fruits & vegetables. (puzzles) (Develop their motor skill and give them practical knowledge)

Enquiring

  • Why do we go to picnic? (Learning enjoyment)
  • Why do we get angry? (Know about feelings)
  • How do rainbow forms?
  • Why do we need family? (Thinking skill development)
  • If you could be an animal for a day which one you could be? (Develop their thinking skill)

Example

  • Narendra Modi. (Development of managing skills)
  • Akbar Birbal. (Knowing the ancient stories)
  • A.P.J Abdul Kalam. (Students will motivate their goals)
  • Guru Govind Singh (Building courage & confidence)
  • Baba Amte (Development of managing skill)
  • Dhyan Chand (Motivational story)

Experimenting

  • Water balloon puncture with pencil. (Development of thinking skill)
  • Dancing rice (They will develop their visualizing skill)
  • Air takes space (Realizing something we cannot touch can be felt)
  • Free energy salt water. (Will identify solute ,solvent and solution)
  • Dancing candles. (Will know about science)

Experiencing

  • Sense of taste (Know about various tastes)
  • Sense of feel. (Students will understand difference between soft & hard things)
  • Sense of touch. (Water Beads)

FEBRUARY

U7W7

Nursery

Jr.KG

Sr.KG

Engaging

  • SHAPES With the help of shapes tray & flash cards, etc. (Development of identification skills)
  • With the help of puppets & flash cards students will know about helpers & animals.
  • -Rhyming words. (Matching kit)
  • Action words. (Matching spells) (Develop their problem solving and thinking skill)

Enquiring

  • Why do we wash our hands? (Students will understand about cleanliness)
  • Why do we need walk daily? (Know about fitness)
  • How do mosquitoes find you in the dark? (Development of thinking skills)
  • Why do we feel hungry?
  • What makes you happy? (students will gain more knowledge)

Example

  • Any panchtantra story (Inspirational story)
  • M.S Dhoni (Knowing Hard work)
  • Vikram Sarabhai
  • Virat Kohli (Hard work is most important to achieve our goals)
  • Sundar pichai (Inspirational story)
  • Mary kom. (Students will build self confidence)

Experimenting

  • Travelling water
  • Different types of movements (Circular, Rotational) (Development of scientific skills)
  • Primary & Secondary colors? (Learn about colors)
  • Formation of plants? (Learning the conditions needed for germination)
  • Magic milk (Magic of colour mixure)
  • Bottled waves. (oil, water) (will learn about different properties of things)

Experiencing

  • Sense of touch (Students will understand about different textures)
  • Sense of seeing (Students will understand how we can see everything)
  • Sense of hearing(Water Bottle sounds) (Students will know about different sounds)

List of activities of GSEB BOARD

Engaging

GSEB

GUJARATI MEDIUM

  • Collage of different costume in India
  • Collage of animals
  • Rakhi making
  • Clock making
  • Diya and card making
  • Story telling by puppets
  • Stamping of fruits and vegetables on paper
  • Write consonants and fill colours
  • Making pairs of mixed colours and identify them
  • Making garland of alphabets
  • Making pairs of festivals
  • Make pairs of helpers
  • Making pairs of the things and their components

Inquiring

GSEB

GUJARATI MEDIUM

  • Green and earth day
  • White day
  • Activity on transport
  • Veggie day
  • Tricolour day
  • Milk sources and products
  • Sources of water and their uses
  • Magnetism of magnet
  • What is sun and what does it provides us
  • Identify living and non –living

Experimenting

GSEB

GUJARATI MEDIUM

  • Shape activities
  • Energy saving activities
  • Making abacus
  • Cyclone originating from water
  • Count numbers and circle it
  • Sugar dissolves in water
  • Iron sinks in water while wood does not
  • Gravitation experiments
  • Detergents develop foam in water

Experiencing

GSEB

GUJARATI MEDIUM

  • Grandparents day
  • Flower day , my favorite season
  • Sharing is caring
  • Me and my small family
  • Why should you clean house during Diwali ?why crackers should not be busted ?
  • Making pairs of the things and their components

Example

GSEB

GUJARATI MEDIUM

  • Table manners
  • Creative painting activity
  • Story based on helping other (ant and pigeon)
  • Focus on goals (story of Arjun & Dronacharya)
  • Importance of tree and what we get from wood.
  • Living and non living things.

Evaluation

GSEB

GUJARATI MEDIUM

  • Drawing and colouring competition
  • Diya and card making
  • Action song competition
  • Importance of cleanliness
  • Importance of truth in life
  • focus on goals
  • Wisdom is more powerful than strength

Encouraging

GSEB

GUJARATI MEDIUM

  • English story telling
  • Save water and blue day
  • Importance of guru
  • Importance of friendship

contact us

Swaminarayan Dham
International School

Opp. Infocity, Koba-Gandhinagar
Highway, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382007

Phone : +91 9979884471
Email : admin@sdis.edu.in