We had a fabulous Christmas Party on Wednesday shared with parents. It was a magical morning spent with Santa who arrived in a Fire Engine because there was nowhere to land his sleigh!
Big thanks to the Sumburgh Local Authority Fire Brigade for rescuing Santa from a field and bring him to our party and big thanks to Santa for travelling so far to come and visit us. The bairns thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Santa and finding out all about his reindeers and elves.
We loved playing all the party games……
….but the highlight was definitely our Gingerbread House building competition! Great to have so many parents and family involved and who better to judge the winner for best Gingerbread House, than SANTA himself!
Just look at the amazing creations that were made by everyone…all the bairns did a fab job and good to see some healthy competitiveness from the parents!
Hoooray to Santa’s winners…Sophie, Bronagh, Isla, Callum and Willum!
Snack time to recharge our energy…
Thank you for coming everyone and making it a special day for all.
What a wonderful time we have had celebrating the countdown to Christmas with the bairns. Each child had enjoyed having their own specially tailored activity to share with their friends.
We have continued our fun with…..
Funny faces snack made by Jeanne…
A Christmas present hunt in the forest led by Willum….
Sophie decorated our bikes and scooters to make them all Christmassy….
…and Leva led the Christmas Reindeer race!
Some Christmas playdoh made by Titus….
Christmas dinner was definitely a hit with the bairns…even our usual packed lunches loved it. What fun to share this altogether with staff and bairns….
It’s fair to say the Christmas frenzy has hit us! What an exciting and busy time we’ve had.
For our advent calendar this year, we really wanted to emphasize the value of quality time together, rather than just “things”. So we filled our advent calendar with activity and challenges tailored to each individual bairn’s interests. Each bairn has a special activity to do and the opportunity to share it with their friends if the wish. Quality one to one time and time with friends can often be overlooked at such busy times and we’ve all really enjoyed our advent times together so far.
Here’s a sneaky peek at what they’ve been up to…….
Christmassy Water play!
Digging for Christmas treasure!
Build a snowman………
….and knock it over!
Making hot chocolate…
Create a unicorn making craft station!
Frozen dance off and musical statues….
Make your own christmas sand tray…..
Make a Christmas snack…
Make a John Deer Tractor…..