Chinese New Year
Red is considered a lucky colour. During Chinese New Year, window sills and doors are sometimes decorated in red to usher in good luck! The tuff tray was filled with red wood shavings, red glass nuggets, and gold coins to help us celebrate the festival. Giving red envelopes or Hongbao is a custom at Chinese New Year. Red envelopes always contain money in China, and are given, most commonly, to children from their parents, grandparents, and others as Chinese New Year gifts. They are called hongbao in Mandarin and lai see in Cantonese. We matched, counted and sorted gold coins on red envelopes. Gold coins were also added to our sand tray for a great and exciting treasure hunt!
Other activities this week included trying to break the ice to release the conkers, Peppa pig small word scenarios and balancing bean bags on our heads.