Category Archives: Special Event

Chinese New Year Dragons

Today the toddlers were talking about Chinese New Year. The children enjoyed looking at pictures of the decorated dragons in China. We chatted about the different colours and shapes we could see. The children wanted to make dragons. They had fun getting creative making their own unique dragons! They glued strips of tissue paper and feathers onto halved paper plates. We stuck straws on the back for the children to move their dragons around the room like they do in China. Great dragons toddlers!

Puppet Show Fun!

Today the toddlers joined the children in the 3-5 room for a special puppet show. The story was a take on  the classic tale of Rapunzel.  The children were all very animated watching the show and found certain parts very funny! The children showed great sitting and listening skills and they really enjoyed shouting out at the appropriate times.

The frog was a big hit with most of the children. Everyone enjoyed the show  and some of our children were lucky enough to see it twice! We would like to thank Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre for two amazing performances.

   

 

 

   

St Andrews Day Celebrations at Cart Mill

What wonderful experiences the children have had all week at Cart Mill FC celebrating  ST Andrews day. Today was the finale and what a spectacular time all the children and staff had, all thanks to the Johnston family pipe and drum band. We enjoyed listening to the bagpipes and drums, ceilidh dancing, marching and tasting traditional Scottish fare.

Celebrating Scotland!!

With St Andrews day fast approaching the children in the toddler room are continuing to celebrate all things Scottish! They are enjoying singing Scottish songs and listening to Scottish music.

Today we were talking about the Scottish flag and what colours it is made up of.  Inspiring the children to make blue play dough which they then used to create their own Scotland flag!

We were also discussing tartan, which the children knew was used to make Scottish kilts.  The children created their own tartan patterns using shower puffs dipped in paint to make colourful backgrounds and then they then used toy cars dipped in paint to create the lines. The children created very effective tartan prints and had great messy fun!! They are going to stick their tartans together to create one big kilt when they are dry!