This week we celebrated Chinese New Year; we are leaving the Year of the Rat and moving into the Year of the Ox. It was a busy and enjoyable week and we learned about customs and traditions. The role-play tables were set up with a Chinese table cloth, dishes, spoons and of course, chopsticks with lots of different types of Chinese play food & menus. It was out with the saucepans and in with the woks!
On the craft front those children who chose to made a Chinese dragon, a lantern and a beautiful red fan. The display boards showed the children’s own work as well as demonstrations of Chinese numbers, some words and lanterns. as well as decorations from China Town in London. We watched some Chinese dragon dancing on the computer and noted the musicians, the wonderful costumes as well as the strength of the people who were doing the dancing, lifting adults onto each others shoulders, all whilst wearing quite a cumbersome costume.
Of course, we couldn’t have Chinese New Year without tasting some scrumptious Chinese food… we ate some noodles, vegetable spring rolls and prawn crackers (one day they were SPICY prawn crackers) which were enjoyed by all (well mostly all!) We are all ready for half term, we hope you have a wonderful time and see you back at Tiddy on Monday 22nd February. X