Nurseries across the Tops family have recently celebrated Chinese New Year!
The celebration lasts for 15 days every year and is also known as the Spring Festival. The children here at Tops have taken part in a number of different activities to celebrate!
Children in Preschool 2 at Tops Boscombe had a parent come in to make Jiaozi dumplings for everyone to try, as well as ! The parent also taught the children how to count to 10 in Chinese! They also each received a red envelope with a small gift from the parents. The red envelope symbolises the passing on of good fortune and blessings.
At Tops Charminster, the children took part in a number of activities including making Chinese Lanterns, using chopsticks in a fun activity with pom poms, tried some prawn crackers at snack time, and even practised some Chinese writing. Some of the children made spring rolls. The children prepared their own fillings by cutting and grating the ingredients, and even rolling them up themselves. As well as being able to take them home to try with their parents, they also made some extras for their friends to have at snack time!
Children at Tops Winchester made their own fortune cookies and decorated their own lanterns! The children also got involved in a number of different activities such as trying different Chinese foods and drawing Chinese numbers in the sand pit.