March 20 Activities

I'm a little shamrock, see my leaves. Count my petals if you please. If you give me water and lots of sun, I'll bring you good luck and lots of fun!

Shamrocks

All of our activities will be running alongside children's individual interest.

Week Commencing 2ndMarch

For St David’s Day we will be making Welsh flags and dragons to display in a traditional St David’s Day parade. The children will be using leeks and daffodils to mark make and we will also be encouraging development of gross motor movements as we create marks on a supersized scale!

World Book Day also falls within this week and if any parents have books they would like to donate towards Nursery’s new literacy room (watch this space), please pass your donations onto Miss Cat direct. Throughout the week, the children are invited to bring in their favourite stories from home to share and read with friends at story time. Preschool will be drawing their faviourite characters and talking about how their stories are structured, the Toddlers and Babies will be sharing stories and using our story sacks, as well as puppets to familiarise themselves with the characters in the books.

On Thursday 5th March, the children are welcome to come dressed as their favourite story book character. Please note that Nature Kindergarten sessions will continue as normal and the children will be taking part in sharing stories in our outdoor classroom.

Big Booky Breakfast! On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Nursery will be hosting our first Big Booky Breakfast @ 9.30am for 15/20 minutes where we are inviting 6 parents and their children to come in and have an interactive story with the story telling queen herself, Miss Tina. There will be some sweet treats to enjoy whilst you listen along to 3 traditional stories. We are looking to make this a regular event so if you are unable to attend in March, please keep an eye out for our next Big Booky Breakfast.

Week Commencing 9thMarch

Mini Beast Week. We will be out in the garden searching for any visitors we might have. The children will be creating mini beast artwork and going on a mini beast hunt to see what is lurking, particularly in our Bug Hotel.

Red Nose Day is on 15th March and the children will be fundraising for this event throughout the week by wearing something red and getting wild and crazy with hairstyles. Go big, go bold, go red and don’t forget to donate £1 for this very worthwhile charity.

Week Commencing 16thMarch

Throughout the week we will be focusing on a very important day in our nursery calendar, Mother’s Day. We will be celebrating the important women in our lives by talking about why we love them and looking at special pictures in group time. All the children will be making something special to take home, as well as something sweet. We are also holding our Mother’s Day Stay & Play sessions which have been communicated separately.

St Patrick’s Day is on Tuesday 17th March and we shall be celebrating by having a golden coin hunt in the garden and making four leaf clovers & shamrocks in the creative areas. There will be traditional Irish music to listen to throughout the day, as well as the Toddlers and Preschoolers practicing their Irish jig. Nature Kindergarten sessions will continue as normal.

To honour World Down Syndrome Day, the Toddlers and Preschool children will be taking part in the global theme of “We Decide” on Friday 20thMarch. Using our ballot boxes, the children will be making the choices of what they do throughout the day.

Week Commencing 23rdMarch

It’s Healthy Body, Happy Me Week. Supported by the National Day Nurseries Association, we will be looking at healthy food and what is good for our bodies. To get our hearts pumping, the children will be taking part in a range of exercise to encourage better health and happiness. The Toddlers and Preschool children will be discussing dental hygiene and how we keep our smiles healthy, as well as discovering our emotions through the use of our new emotion ball.

Thursday 26th March is Purple Day and is organised through the Epilepsy Society. The children are invited to wear something purple on the day to show our support and awareness of this condition.