February has been a busy month full of exciting celebrations & fun filled activities….
Blue Monkeys have been exploring colours & textures through; experimenting with wet & dry teabags & also creating a beautiful display of the primary colours. Practising sounding out the words; Red, Blue & Yellow as they painted with a variety of resources. Our babies have also been listening to & singing their favourite nursery rhymes which have then been extended through an arty activity creating hand printed twinkling stars!
The story of the ‘Gingerbread Man’ has sparked lots of interest, activities & conversation for our toddlers in Pink Monkeys. The children have had the opportunity to make gingerbread men biscuits supporting them to discover maths language from measuring out the amounts of ingredients & bringing the story to life. A fantastic display has also been created through the children using tactile resources to create pictures of the characters; this enabled the children to see amounts such as a ¼, ½, ¾ & all gone!
Red Monkeys, welcomed customers into their thriving Chinese Restaurant as we celebrated Chinese New Year! The children were chopping fresh vegetables, mixing up noodles & serving them to their friends & carers. The children also had the opportunity to discover more about the Chinese culture through games of Chinese picture bingo. This game was very popular so we have extended it through the development areas by creating alphabet & number bingo.
Also this month as a nursery we celebrated; Waitangi Day, Pancake Day & Valentine’s Day!