Children at Elmscot Day Nursery and Nursery School, Nantwich celebrated Chinese New Year this week – with a whole host of amazing activities!
The children, aged from 3 months to 5 years old, all joined in a variety of activities planned by the qualified, early years practitioners.
The room with the youngest children – known as ‘The Willow Room’ – set up a creative activity where the children made beautiful Chinese lanterns. They also made a Chinese dragons, which they then played and danced with, just like they do in the traditional parades.
To further enhance their sensory experiences, the children were given the opportunity to explore all things red, with it being the lucky colour of China.
When children reach between two and three years old, they move on to ‘The Mulberry Room’. Chinese New Year celebrations in this room saw the children enjoying a Chinese banquet cooked using fresh ingredients by the nursery’s in-house catering staff.
Traditional utensils and chopsticks were used during the banquet. This allowed the children to explore new tools and equipment then to act out their new experiences within their play.
Children even got the chance to try some fortune cookies.
Before starting full-time education, children aged between three and four years join the pre-school, located within the nursery, known as ‘The Oak Room’. Early years’ teachers led the week’s activities and children learned about Chinese culture. They were able to act out Chinese dragon dances and practice recreating Chinese symbols through mark making.
The whole room was decorated with delicate paper lanterns that children painted during group art activity.
Learning about food and cooking from scratch is something the pre-school children love to do. After crafting their own spring rolls with the support of the nursery staff, the children then got to sample their handy work during their delicious Chinese banquet lunch.
To find out more about Elmscot Day Nursery and Nursery School (Nantwich) and the incredible facilities or to register for a place, please contact the Nursery Manager directly at 01270 629 005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org