Celebrating Chinese New Year

Over the last couple of weeks we had a wonderful time celebrating Chinese New Year. Here at Ecclesall Pre-school it is very important that we celebrate and explore cultures from around the world and the children absolutely loved learning about Chinese New Year.

The children painted and decorated boxes to make Lion and Dragon heads which we then used for some traditional dragon dancing. We learned songs about Chinese New Year and shared a story about the animals that make up the Chinese Zodiac. So if your children are telling you proudly that they are dragons… they are probably right!

For snack we had rice cakes and satsumas and while we still used our hands at snack time, we were also shown how to use chop sticks and practised picking up noodles with them. Our room was decorated with traditional Chinese decorations, including a little Chinese restaurants, for the children to continue practicing their chopstick skills. The children were also given a special red envelope containing a chocolate coin.

We would like to wish you all a wonderful Year of the Rooster!