The children had a lovely day on Tuesday 13th February with lots of pancake themed activities. The children within the Preschool unit enjoyed pancakes races using saucepans from the home corner and pancakes which they had made from play dough. The children in the under two unit got very messy through incorporating flour into the home corner with sauces pans, bowls and whisks to make their own pancakes. Finally the children throughout the nursery enjoyed pancakes for their tea and enjoyed choosing which toppings they wanted to put on them.
Chinese New Year
Friday 16th February saw the children celebrating Chinese New Year which started by trying different foods including prawn crackers for their snack, sweet and sour chicken with rice for their lunch and fortune cookies with their tea. The children in the Preschool unit used shredded paper in the home corner to prepare tasty noodle dishes for their friends and have also experimented using chop sticks within a range of fine motor skill activities. Other activities have included making Chinese flags, lanterns, firework pictures and Chinese dragons and the children within the Flower Kingdom explored spaghetti play.
The Preschool unit
The children within the Preschool have been focusing on a child chosen topic of dinosaurs. They have used dinosaurs to mark make with and explored some ‘dinosaur eggs’. They have also been exploring mark making through paint blowing using straws.
The Toddler unit
The children within the toddler unit have been exploring mark marking using stamps and ink. They are now going to be focusing on spring within their artwork including creating some daffodils and sheep. If you find anything when out and about which is spring related please feel free to bring this in as inspiration for the Spring board.
The Flower Kingdom
The children in the Flower Kingdom have been exploring their new sensory baskets and focusing on textures through their artwork. They have also enjoyed sticking with different materials including shiny paper.
The children within the Flower Kingdom and Toddler welcome family photos for their family boards.