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This week we continue to celebrate Diwali (29th - 30th October) through simple craft activities. Diwali celebrated all over by family and loved ones, commemorates different meanings from all over India. In North and Western India, Diwali signifies the return of Ram, Laksman and Sita after 14 years in exile after defeating demon King Ravana, from the greatest epic Ramayan.…
Halloween is celebrated on October 31st. It is dedicated to remembering the dead, saints, martyrs and the faithful departed. Even though Halloween is typically "scary" and associated with witches, haunted houses and ghosts, children can participate in Halloween through a variety of different craft experiences. As your centre may be getting ready for Halloween over the next week, this week…
Our solar system is fascinating and as children begin to learn that we live on Earth, they begin to ask many more questions about what's up there in space. Its so much information for a child to understand about the planets, our moon, the sun being a star. So, what's the easiest way to teach children about the planets... through…
Easter is here and what better way to keep the children entertained by giving them a few simple crafts to do. These crafts can be done by children during Easter family celebrations, just set up a craft table with materials required and let the children create their own Easter craft. Here are a couple of simple ones to start off…
This week we are focusing on 'Getting To Know You Games". These games will support new children that may have started in the room to identify others and support children with their social and emotional development. 1) The Blanket Game: A simple game to play to help children identify each other. 2) Where Do You Stand: This game enables children…
On Monday 8th February it is Chinese New Year. This marks the start of the new year, beginning on the second new moon after the winter solstice and ending on the full moon fifteen days later. It is marked by visits to family and friends, special meals, fireworks, and gift giving. Here are a couple simple crafts to do with…
This week we have some healthy and delicious recipes that are reminiscent to our Australian culture. These recipes are simple and quick and children will love these tasty foods for a snack, for dinner or even in their lunch box! Vegetable Pie - Here is a twist on the traditional Aussie Meat Pie Vegetable Rissoles - Full of vegetables and…
To celebrate Australia Day on Tuesday 26th January, here are a few Australian craft activities that the children can do. These can be adapted to suit each particular age group and most of the materials should already be available. These are great for those last minute craft ideas: Aussie Koala - An easy way to create a simple Koala, our…

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