In Squirrels we have been learning all about how and why Chinese New Year is celebrated. Here are just some of the fun activities we got up to.
We made our own marbled paper to make paper lanterns out of when we learnt about Chinese New Year. We used red and yellow as these are considered colours of good luck in China.
We also made some Chinese dragon puppets too. We had to follow the instructions and cut and stick really carefully.
While we watched a puppet show film about how the order of the animals for Chinese New Year was chosen, we tried some prawn crackers. They are a bit like fishy crisps! They were yummy but we know that they are a snack food and so we can only have them occasionally as they have a lot of fat and salt in them. After this we re-told the story we had learnt about the animals in our Writing books.
We watched a video about how people prepare for, and celebrate, Chinese New Year in Liverpool. We asked and answered questions about what we saw. After this we used a table to find out what animal represents the year we were born in.
We also listened to traditional Chinese music throughout the day and talked about the different instruments we could hear and the sounds we made. On our computers we used a musical editing program to make our own music inspired by the Chinese music we had listened to.
In nursery we worked with Mrs Ord to order the animals in the Chinese New Year video in the order that they won the race by putting our numbers to 12 in order. We worked together to make a big display for the wall. Didn’t we do well?