Welcome to a very wet Thursday, and Happy Waitangi Day!
We have all had a fun day exploring both outdoors and indoors today. All our little learners loved watching the rain tumble down as we sang It’s Raining It’s Pouring, And The Ants Go Marching Boom Boom Boom!! Obstacle course, bikes and rockers, circus tent, sand and the connector blocks were some of our little learners interests in our wonderful outdoor area.
Indoors our interests included books, home corner, posting boxes, puppets and cognitive toys. Our littlest learner Matilda enjoyed kicking her feet under the activity mobile trying ever so hard to grasp the toys with her toes, yodelling as she played. Pip and Birdie busy in home corner making all their friends scrumptious fruit platters. Annie was super excited when she saw all the farm animals on the table, Annie sat down and picked each one up showing it to Miss Deb. Telling Annie what animal it was I would then ask her what sound it makes, she would smile and make the sound too. Isla and Jaxon were interested in the discovery bottles and books. Zac sat nearby building blocks, which continued outside with the much larger blocks, moving them around the outdoor area.
At group time today we all enjoyed a great sensory art experience celebrating Waitangi Day, we used brown paint and feathers for paint brushes, these master pieces will be magically turned into Kiwi birds which are native to New Zealand.
Waitangi Day, the national day of New Zealand, commemorates the signing on 6 February 1840 of the Treaty of Waitangi. Ceremonies take place at Waitangi (Northland) and elsewhere to commemorate the signing of the treaty, which is regarded as New Zealand’s founding document. The day is observed annually and is designated a public holiday, unless 6 February falls on a Saturday or Sunday, when the Monday that immediately follows becomes the public holiday.
We have all had a wonderful day, see you again soon.
Happy Waitangi Day!
Love Miss Deb and Miss Shafagh xxoo