Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Chinese New Year 2014

 In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the year of the horse, we have been participating in a range of activities that encourage children to learn about the world around them at a level appropriate to their age. 

We enjoyed doing some blossom tree printing. The oldest children drew their own trees and painted on the blossom while the younger ones enjoyed getting their hands messy in the pink paint, saying the word 'tree' in recognition of their work. 

We talked about the country China and looked at some fun images of new year celebrations ranging from the festivals and lanterns through to noodles and chopsticks. 

It was then time to get our hands a bit messy for some Chinese themed sensory play complete with noodles and chopsticks. The boys had a lovely time feeling and describing the texture of the noodles as well as attempting to use the chopsticks to pick the noodles up. 

Finally, after all that hard work the boys were hungry so we added a Chinese aspect to snack time today. The boys all tried, and predominantly enjoyed, some spring rolls. When I asked what they tasted like, one child looked at the spring roll, spotted some carrot and triumphantly announced, carrot!!'

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