The Easter week began here at Meredale Day nursery with lots of Easter card making. Baby room made bunny rabbit shaped cards and used their fine motor skills to stick on big fluffy tails. Toddler room also used tissue paper to decorate their bunny rabbit shaped cards.
All the children took part in an Easter Egg Hunt in their gardens. Each child had to hunt high and low for a hidden egg. Pre school room encouraged positional language when searching for their eggs, hinting for their children either high, low, left, right etc. Once they found their egg the Easter Bunny exchanged them for a special treat for the children to take home.
The children made hand print chicks by mixing paint and printing all while discussing what colours can be made from the primary colours.
Some of the children made Easter eggs by either painting hard boiled eggs which they were able to take home or by using an egg shaped template to cut out their own egg and decorating it using tissue paper and hand tools.
Our pre schoolers went on a nature walk to collect leaves and small twigs to make spring pictures while our babies went into the garden to discover what types of spring baby birds they could see and hear what sounds they could make.
Toddler room made play dough shaped eggs and created patterns using hand tools and cutters.
The children enjoyed an egg matching game in the water whereby they had to match together the two halves of the egg by colour, then used them for tipping and pouring.
They played a game of pretending to be Peter Rabbit from the popular Beatrix Potter book by hopping round the gardens.
All the children were asked if they would like to create and design an Easter bonnet to be entered into our annual Bonnet Parade and I can announce that as well as a winner form each room, we had an overall best, judged independently who was Luca. WELL DONE LUCA!
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