Christmas is on its way
Celebrating awareness days supports The Early Childhood Education Curriculum, “belonging strand” of Te Whāriki. In particular it supports these two goals:
- Goal 1: Children and their families experience an environment where they can affirm and extend connecting links with the family and the wider world.
- Goal 3: Children and their families experience an environment where they feel comfortable with the routines, customs and regular events.
To prepare for Christmas, many young children get excited about making a stocking or an ornament. More ideas include making a homemade snow globe, a fruit cane, and a thumbprint Christmas tree card. With both edible and non-edible arts and crafts preschool Christmas activities provides children with opportunities to engage in arts and crafts allows them to explore ideas and concepts and then express that through making something they can feel proud of, use to entertain others or simply look at for pleasure and is sure to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.