6 hours ago
We have been busy learning all about Purim. As part of our Purim exploration, we have been learning about the 4 mitzvot of Purim. These are giving a food gift, having a feast, listening to the Megillah and giving charity. Everyone has been busy creating a project relating to each mitzvah. This week the children started decorating their very own tzedakah (charity) boxes. These boxes were kindly donated to the Centre by Menora Charity Fund Inc. The children have been busy practising their fine motor skills through wrapping yarn of their choice around the boxes to decorate them. When the children and their families have filled the boxes with money for charity, they will be returned to the Menorah Charity to assist in the great work they do for our community.
Menorah Charity will have 4 stalls this coming Sunday and Monday at the Hyde Park Fair with amazing items on offer.
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I have been following you for some good ideas on Purim experiences love the tzedakah boxes they are gorgeous
Miss Jashan writes - The children have recently being enjoying hearing about the characters involved in the story of Purim. As an extension on this learning, we have all worked to gather to create a puppet theatre out of recycled boxes for our indoor environment. A wonderful activity for the children to recreate the story of Purim. It is a great test of their recall skills and comprehension of the story. We look forward to watching the children's puppet shows and seeing how this theatre evolves within the room inspired buy what interest the children have.
Have a read of the article below to see the many benefits of using puppets in our experiences and teaching,
thespoke.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/give-hand-using-puppets-classroom/ ... See MoreSee Less
Miss Juliette writes: "This morning the children took part in preparing favourite meals for the Purim feast. We added our favourite ingredients, poured the water, mixed the herbs and chopped up the vegetables. We explored colours, and what happens when we put dye in clear water and what happens when two colours get mixed together. The children really enjoyed exploring all their senses and it was an engaging and inspiring activity to help them practice their collaboration, sharing and social skills!" ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
Today we had a fun and busy morning collecting natural treasures from our garden for our art and craft activities. We collected some colourful flowers and leaves which we will use to decorate our Purim masks. Later on we invited our friends to explore the treasures we had found and we all tried out the masks as well. We have woodland creature themed masks - fox, deer, owl. Indeed, as quoted, nature has the best box of crayons. We can’t wait to see how the children use them! ... See MoreSee Less
Where did you get those masks? I love them and decorating them with things in nature. I am in Iowa so there's not too much nature around right now!
3 weeks ago
Last Friday was an exciting moment for our Explorers as they went on an adventure in their new wheels.
Miss Chloe writes " Today our babies had the opportunity to explore their community which was a wonderful experience to be apart of. On our journey to Yokine Park we saw lots of cars and trucks and busses, with the babies doing an amazing job of watching the world around them whilst sitting safely in the pram. Once we arrived at the park they were amazed to see all the different trees, with one of the babies becoming mesmerised by what he could see and had his head poking out the pram the whole time! Together we enjoyed eating our lunch underneath the trees on our picnic rug. Whilst we were sitting there, we could see little dogs being walked in the distance and tractors, it was all very exciting. They were all so content and happy, it was beautiful to see. What a lovely experience, to allow our babies to connect with nature and their community. We will definitely be doing this again!
Thank you again to everyone that donated and helped us reach our fundraising goal. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you girls!
We have the same pram... so heavy to push but the babies love going out in it.
Annette McClelland how awesome 😊
Madisson Russell we need to lock in some days to do this I'm so keen
Alicia Cundy Nicola Dawny this will be us soon 😍
Jodie Gray Lindy Burch 🥰
Kellie Hogan Kylie Bulloch Tina Bernie
Tahlia Wood can we please get one Steph Paltridge
Ashlea Mason Kerri-Anne Edis Shania Hunt