Being the last week of term, we had familiar activities the children have enjoyed doing with their friends over the term – it is amazing to see how much the children have developed over the term.
We started to talk about Guide Dogs , as part of discussing jobs dogs can do in the community. The children were very interested, and came up with some very thoughtful questions , e.g. “when the dogs take their owners shopping – who pays the money? Dogs don’t have hands!) we will continue with this discussion next term, and learn more about it.
Although Easter is right in the middle of the holiday period, we still wanted to do some Easter activities so the children could have fun preparing.
We painted Easter Egg shapes, and we made special little baskets- the children painted the box shapes and then we helped the children make them into baskets, and put some sparkly cellophane inside, The children also painted some little eggs and when they were dry, these went into the baskets which stayed at Kindergarten until Friday. During mat time on Friday , we heard a lot of loud banging and rattling coming from the storeroom- when Margot went to investigate she found a basket of Easter Eggs- enough for everybody. We decided the Easter Bunny must have come early because he knew we were not going to be here next week – great excitement, what a clever Bunny. When we talked about it we were not sure whether we’d seen him go past, so we went outside to look – we searched the playground for footprints and for any holes he may have come through in the fence. The children found some likely holes, and they also found a number of hidden Easter Eggs around the play ground (these had actually been left behind when the Extended Hours children had their Easter hunt) – this added more excitement, as we decided he must have dropped them out of his basket as he was carrying them in for us! Imagination is a wonderful thing – with a little encouragement and a few ideas – the children’s imaginations work overtime and a wonderful story develops – this is something we nurture at Kindergarten, and everybody can take part in.
Next term we will be starting our dancing and music sessions, so we will be very busy
Until then – have a very safe and happy holiday!
What will happen next term?
Group A Educators – Margot, Ann and Lisa.