We have been getting stuck into Christmas activities this month which has resulted in goodies to take home as well as activities that allowed us all to get into the Christmas spirit. The children all got very excited when they got to help decorate our Christmas tree, they all showed some lovely sharing and turn taking throughout, and it’s safe to say they did a fantastic job! Using fine motor skills and cutting skills, the children created some wonderful snowmen to take home, allowing us to discuss the different elements that are involved in making a snowman. They also made some wonderful decorations for their trees at home, one using colourful lollipop sticks with sequins to decorate and the other involved some beautiful smiles in front of our Christmas tree.
Our cheeky elf also returned to the setting and got up to all sorts of mischief, from getting into the threading draw, attempting to unwrap presents and even trying to taste the pudding on our Christmas dinner day! Luckily we caught him just before he got through all the clingfilm!
Following on from sign language day in September, Lois taught Shannon and Chloe how to sign in Makaton ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’ and taught it to the children. The children have picked it up quite quickly and have began to sign ‘Merry Christmas’ to each other and other adults. It’s been so lovely to see them continuing to enjoy learning signs.
We’d like to wish all parents and children a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope you all have a lovely time off and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!