Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Happy Leap Day

I meant to post this yesterday, but happy leap day!

We celebrated February 29th by making these froggy headbands with long paper tongues with our Maunga buddies.

Our buddies from Maunga are year 6 children and visit us once a week on Mondays after lunch. The children like to read to them and play games, and at playtime they will come and say 'hi'.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Check out some of our activities for our Valentine's Day Discovery session. This was our first session for 2016, and we were rushed off our feet making something for someone we love.

Love bugs in a jar - thanks Pinterest.

I found these glow sticks in the art resource room.

Marble heart art. 

 'You Rock' cards.

The best things about these Valentine crafts is that they are low cost! Something we try to keep in mind when you are planning activities for 70 plus children.

It was great today to see the children working hard and making choices about what they want to make and what skills they want to practise. We try to provide activities that promote fine motor and practical skills. As well as things that are appealing and exciting for the children to experience.


Introducing the Amazing Apple Cutter!


We had a great time peeling, cutting, and eating apples on Friday. After eating our apples we experimented with apple prints. Take a look:

Inside the lunch boxes are photos of the children eating their apple.