What a great week at MonkeyMoos!!


We have had a wonderful and busy week we have had exploring lots of different activities around National Days and the children’s interest.

The children have had fun being festive again this week and getting very excited that Santa will be visiting us all very soon. Our Festive national days this week have been ‘Christmas Card Day’ all the children got to design their very own Christmas card for all of their loved ones. They were able to choose from a variety of different resources, some choose paint and glitter, some choose gluing and sticking and some of the children choose drawing with either crayons, pencils or coloured pens. The older children even got practicing their writing skills by copying some letters from who the card was for and were also able to write their own name inside too. We also celebrated Christmas at nursery by having our very own Christmas lunch made by our fantastic catering company HUNGRYMOOSE!! All the children enjoyed making their very own Christmas hat to wear throughout their special lunch. Lots of the children enjoyed their roast turkey, roast potatoes, stuffing, pigs in blankets, parsnip, carrots and not forgetting the yummiest gravy!!

Today we enjoyed Christmas craft morning for our preschools and Christmas turkey roast dinner for lunch. Come and take a look. Babies have had a great day. They enjoyed putting together some Puzzles this morning as a group and sitting nicely with a grown up helping them put the pieces together. They all had lots of fun. ๐Ÿ‘ถThis morning the Babies did some more Christmas decorations ready to put in their Christmas envelopes. They sat nicely colouring them in using lots of different colours. They really enjoyed showing their grown ups what they had done. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…โœ‰๏ธBabies had some fun in the garden building with the mega blocks and showing their grown ups what they were making. They also enjoyed playing balls and engaging with he toddlers. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ถPreschool have had an AMAZING day!! Today was our Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ Stay and Play ๐Ÿ˜!!At our Stay and Play, we had red โค๏ธ sparkly โœจ play dough! We made lots of different things!! We made Christmas trees ๐ŸŽ„, Santaโ€™s ๐ŸŽ…, stockings ๐Ÿงฆ, and presents ๐ŸŽ! We also had a lovely tuff tray of porridge ๐Ÿฅฃ oats, Rice Krispies ๐Ÿš, feathers ๐Ÿชถ, and colourful sticks! This helped us practice mark making ๐Ÿ–Š with our fingers ๐Ÿ– and resources! We would gather the oats and cereal in our hands ๐Ÿ™Œ and then BLOW ๐ŸŒฌ๐ŸŒฌ๐ŸŒฌ to make pretend snow โ„๏ธ!! We got to make our own Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ lights ๐Ÿ’ก with paint ๐ŸŽจ, pegs and pom-poms! We used our fine motor skills in our fingers ๐Ÿ– to hold the little pegs ๐Ÿค, and dot the paint ๐ŸŽจ all over the card!We did lots of lovely ๐Ÿฅฐ drawings too! We got to colour ๐Ÿ– in many different christmas ๐Ÿคถ drawings! We coloured Santa ๐ŸŽ…, elves ๐Ÿง, presents ๐ŸŽ, christmas trees ๐ŸŽ„, and many more! Our Mummies and Daddies ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง helped us colour too!!We loved ๐Ÿฅฐ our stay and play today! Thank you to our Mummies and Daddies for coming!!

โ„โ„ Thursday at Winter wonderland โ„โ„ ๐ŸŒจSnow is falling ๐ŸŒจ wonderful day filled with Christmas cheer playing in our Christmas themed home corner โ›„ fancy a yummy mince pie and hot chocolate? Taking the time to read a good book ๐Ÿ“– Our Monkey moos had the free choice to select their own story to read while relaxing in the cosy home corner on this chilly day. ๐Ÿค“ A big happy 1st birthday for tomorrow Sid! ๐ŸŽ‚Thank you for sharing your yummy plant based birthday cake with us all in baby room.๐ŸŽ‚ Hide and seek…. ๐Ÿ‘€ the babies had to search for all their hidden toys in our Christmas themed tuff tray…. great searching! ๐Ÿ‘€ Run, Run as fast as you can….. ๐Ÿƒ babies have been decorating (and eating) gingerbread men.๐ŸƒPhoto shoot say cheese ๐Ÿ“ท in baby room with a Christmas twist.

Yet another festive day at MonkeyMooโ€™s!๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ Santaโ€™s grotto!๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผย The home corner was transformed into Santaโ€™s grotto which was so much fun! The floor was covered in snow which the children enjoyed throwing up in the air and watching it trickle downโ„๏ธย The children helped Santa wrap presents๐ŸŽ, make cookies๐Ÿชย and open all the Christmas lists! The children worked together with an adult to make some red and green play dough, to make some play dough Christmas cookies!๐ŸŽ„The children made gingerbread men, Santa and snowballs!โ„๏ธDolls house!๐Ÿกย The children used their amazing imaginations today to make up different stories for the dolls in the doll house. It was babies bed time, they sat the baby in the high chair for dinner๐Ÿช‘before tucking her into bed๐Ÿ›Œย ย and Granny and Grandpa watched paw patrol on the tv!๐Ÿ“บ

Today in babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ weโ€™ve had an amazing ๐Ÿคฉ day!ย For our first activity we got creative ๐ŸŽจ decorating Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ baubles! We loved ๐Ÿฅฐ making our own decisions in which colour we want to use โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š!we wanted to use to decorate. We then squirted the paint ๐ŸŽจ onto the shaving ๐Ÿช’ foam and pushed the bauble into the foam leaving behind a marble patternใ€ฐ๏ธWe continued to make our Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ cards by painting ๐ŸŽจ our feet ๐Ÿฆถ brown ๐ŸŸค and pushing them onto the paper. We loved having our feet ๐Ÿ‘ฃ painted and then watch them appear on the paper.ย .0We also enjoyed looking ๐Ÿ‘€ in the garden and watching ๐Ÿ‘ a cat ๐Ÿˆ walk along the fence. We loved ๐Ÿฅฐ to point ๐Ÿ‘† at the cat ๐Ÿฑ and say the word โ€˜catโ€™.The toddlers had a fantastic today exploring our book ๐Ÿ“š of the month โ€˜ Reindeers on strikeโ€™ we had lots of fun ๐Ÿคฉ exploring our tray tuff which had a sensory reindeer face on for us to explore. We used our hands ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ to feel the different textures and explore what we could find in the tray. We also spoke about what Santa ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ would do if his reindeers really were strike ๐Ÿชง and read the story together around the tray ๐Ÿ“–We also got creative and made our own reindeer out of our foot ๐Ÿฆถ print. Our adults painted ๐ŸŽจ our tickley toes ๐Ÿฆถ with a paintbrush ๐Ÿ–Œ and then we printed them on to a piece of paper, we then added our own antlers and a red nose ๐Ÿ‘ƒ ๐Ÿ”ด just like rudolfToday in preschool we have had so much fun ๐Ÿคฉ . We have used our fine motor skills ๐Ÿ‘Œto create a snowman โ›„๏ธ . We used our hands top pick up a potato ๐Ÿฅ” and then we dipped the potato ๐Ÿฅ” into white paint ๐ŸŽจ and then printed onto the black paper to make the bottom part of the snowman โ›„๏ธ . We then picked up a smaller potato and dipped it into paint ๐ŸŽจ and printed onto the black paper onto the top of the snowman โ›„๏ธ to create the head part of the snow man. We then added the snowmans โ›„๏ธaccessories.We used our senses ๐Ÿ‘€and our fine motor skills to take part in a Snowman โ›„๏ธ tuff tray. We created the snowman โ›„๏ธ shape out of icing sugar and then we independently choose to add the snow mans accessories like the google eyes for the eyes, a hat for the snowmans hat ๐ŸŽฉ and twigs for the snowman. We had so much fun ๐Ÿคฉ taking part in the tray and independently creating our very own snowman โ›„๏ธ .ย We have used our fine motor skills, Mark making on paper ๐Ÿ“ using pencil โœ๏ธ to send special messages ๐Ÿ“ฎto loved ones to wish them well over Christmas ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ and hope that they are having a wonderful time

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