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Making a Garden Centre

Before our nursery closed over Christmas, our babies collected all their Christmas artwork which they had created throughout the duration of December. They took their work home with them to share with their parents.

Staff members gave each of our babies’ parents a Christmas diary in order to log down all the fun activities that each of our babies did over the Christmas period.

Meanwhile, our children in the Upper Baby Room got ready for Father Christmas to visit. They played in reindeer food, made from oats and glitter, using their hands to explore the textures.

They also made pictures of Santa, using dabbers, to take home to their families. Our upper babies, loved making marks with the dabbers, which helped them to develop their hand eye coordination skills.

In the Infant Room, our children wrote their letters to Santa, just in time for them to be sent to the North Pole.

They also transformed their Role Play area into a flourishing garden centre. They made colourful flowers and drew pictures on the chalk board. This activity linked in nicely with our Jolly January theme. They will be planting real seeds in the upcoming weeks, which they can take care of and watch them grow.

In the meantime, our tweenies drew pictures of snowmen to go up on their winter display. They decorated their snowmen with an assortment of materials, such as sequins and glitter to make their snowmen look pretty.

Our preppies made a start on their new display celebrating Chinese New Year. As it will be the year of the Monkey, our children made lovely pictures of monkeys which were proudly displayed for everyone to see.

They also made another display which focused on winter clothing. Each one of our preppies drew a picture of an item of clothing, such as a scarf, coat or hat, which went up on their winter clothing display. This was to help them learn about what clothes they should wear when it’s cold outside.