It has been a hot few days for everybody but it’s hasn’t stopped the children busily working and getting involved in the many activities provided. We have been making sure the indoor rooms are at a good temperature and reminding the children to drink plenty of water throughout the day. The water play activities have been very popular especially the large green water bath where the children can take off their shoes and cool down. Our sensory play continues through ‘water’ and ‘goo’ a wonderfully squishy moist liquid that’s messy and lots of fun.
All the children have become increasingly more aware of the importance of healthy eating and positive lifestyle choices. When browsing through the Coles catalogues we could identify the healthy and unhealthy foods by using the ‘healthy eating pyramid ‘and categorise the foods we eat less, sometimes and lots . At story time we have been reading ‘lunchbox the story of your food’ discussing where foods come from and how they end up in our lunchboxes.
How did the bread in your sandwich get in your lunchbox? A farmer planted seeds in spring and by summer they’d grown into tall, waving wheat with fat, ripe grains at the tip of every stalk.
How did the cheese in your sandwich get in your lunchbox? Your cheese was once milk that came from a cow. A farmer milked the cows, and a tanker from the dairy came to collect the milk
How did the apple juice get in your lunchbox? Last spring, the apple trees in the orchard were full of flowers. In summer, tiny apples buds grew from each flower stalk. The buds kept growing, and by autumn the trees were full of ripe, sweet fruit.
At lunchtimes we often discuss what we have in our lunchboxes and wonder where all of it has came from! We are looking forward to making our own healthy fruit kebabs next week.
On Friday the 15th we have a ‘dog safety’ workshop where the children can become familiar with dog safety and how to approach dogs.
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