Christmas is in full swing at Cart Mill, the children have been very busy using lollipop sticks to make colourful Christmas Trees. They have been sorting their sticks into sizes and discussing the colours they have picked. Everyone said their favourite part was sprinkling the glitter over the finished tree!
The toddlers used magnets to find the jingle bells hidden in the metallic shredded paper. What fun!
This month our staff decided to help the homeless instead of buying a Secret Santa gift. We filled cosy socks with toiletries and treats and wrote a little message on a tag and tied the sock with some ribbon.
Today the socks were delivered to CCI Glasgow, a charity that helps the homeless people in Glasgow city centre. Leeanne Macklin, one of our parents, volunteers with the charity and she delivered them for us. We were thanked on Facebook by CCI but we are humbled by the work that they do to help the homeless.
We hope that we have helped people who are on the streets this Christmas and we will continue to support this charity in the 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’.
We had great fun in the numeracy area with lots of Christmas themed counting experiences to explore!
We looked at the numbers on the baubles and decorated the tree sequencing the numbers in the right order. We started with 0 and ordered them up to 12.
We explored using loose parts to decorate the trees and counted how many decorations we had used.
Lastly we were developing our fine motor skills by making snowmen.We had to use the tweezers to pick up the cotton balls. and put them into the bottles.
When it was full, the bottle turned white to make it look like snow!
Yesterday at Cart Mill Family Centre the children greeted a very famous guest. SANTA!!
He took time to pop in and drop off some lovely gifts for all the children in our centre.
Our families and children had also given generously by donating food and other items to be dropped off at a foodbank. We managed to collect many bags full.
Thank you very much for your continued support and kindness.
Santa Claus came to Cart Mill Family Centre today! He arrived with 3 heavy sacks of gifts for the children which he left under the tree.. As you can see the children were very excited to see him! He had special sparkly boots and a big bushy white beard!! He is a very busy man so he could not stay for long. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.