In the toddler room we have chosen our toothbrushes and we are cleaning our teeth after lunch. We like to do this everyday.
Today we have been learning about different types of food and what types are good for us. We started off with a variety of food pictures and we then created our own healthy dinner plate.
“Doughnuts have sugar and sugar is bad for your teeth.”
“Peas and potatoes are good for your tummy.”
“Carrots are good for your eyes and help you to see better.”
The boys and girls made a dinner plate which had food that could be healthier so we swapped chips for broccoli and tomatoes because “broccoli gives us big strong muscles.”
The children continued to make tasty healthy dinner plates through out the day and had ‘dinner’ with their friends in the home corner.
We have have had a special visitor today. Santa came to the Centre and left lovely presents for all the children, which can be collected when the children leave at the end of the day or at lunch time. Also the children have been making gingerbread biscuits and hopefully will get time to decorate them before taking them home. As this is my last blog before Christmas may we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
This week the children are busy singing their Christmas carols for their concert on Thursday. In the home corner we have been making green glitter playdough with tinsel hidden inside which was the children’s idea. Also the children wanted to make chocolate crispies and they made them with rice snaps and milk chocolate-‘Yummy’.
Children have been exploring Scottish things this week in our centre in the lead up to Saint Andrew’s day on Friday. Today they helped to cook a Burns supper outdoors. They helped to cut potatoes and turnips and also got to taste vegetarian haggis. In the afternoon the children had great time exploring the patterns of kilts and started creating their own kilts.
We had fun making lentil soup outdoors today. The children helped to peel and cut the carrots and were excited to cook the soup on the fire. It was quite rainy today so we made a temporary shelter on the side of the fire pit where the children enjoyed to sit and watch the soup cooking. Theyalso liked having a wee taste of the soup and most of children liked the taste.
We have had another busy day here making new friends from some other establishments. We have been on the bikes, working hard at the workbench, using lots and lots of water in the garden, eating snack, drawing, and making playdough. We are loving this weather, just a small reminder to bring sun hats and put on suncream.