HAPPY NEW YEAR! We enjoyed having an indoor snowball throw competition (thanks to Ann & Ben Frisius) and listened to Auld Lang Syne and talked about the countdown celebrations around the world on New Year’s Eve, earning a treat cup of surprises. Then we watched the cocoa scene in The Polar Express while sipping on cocoa with marshmallows and feasting on Chex mix, mini apples, oranges, barbecue chips, fruit roll-ups, caramel popcorn and cupcakes. We also heard the winter story, “Sadie and the Snowman” to get us excited about our new season and new year. Goodbye 2020Hello 2021!Have a SAFE and HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!
We had such an outrageous celebration. First, we put on our Christmas necklaces and created a Holiday CRAFT BAG, and then we heard the LITTLE CHRISTMAS ELF story and sang the Winnie the Pooh version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” We added our Santa hats to sing Raffi’s “It Must Be Santa,” which then motivated us to put on our bell adorned reindeer antlers and perform Jim Reeves “Jingle Bells.” This encouraged us to dance around the tables to “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” And then we were motivated to let the games begin. We first played THE PIZZA WALK (earning a present), and then a HOLIDAY MEMORY GAME (earning a prize) and then a BEAN BAG TOSS HOPSCOTCH (earning a treat bag). Then we had fun getting involved in a CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING contest (winning stickers). Then it was time for our HI PIZZA MAN story to prepare us for our surprise delivery person—who wasn’t a Pizza Snake or a Pizza Cow or a Pizza Man like we suspected, but instead RUDOLPH!. And then on to our huge feast of pizza, mini apples, raisins, cranberry raisins, fruit roll-ups, barbecue chips, our cookies we made, and grape juice. Our bellies were more than satisfied. To wound down the day’s festivities we watched “Olive the Other Reindeer” opened our stockings that Santa filled last night and then heard the adorable story SIX SNOWY SHEEP and then finally took a long hard winters nap. As the big man in the red suit always says, “Merry Christmas to all…and to all a good night.”
Happy Turkey Day! Our little turkeys had ourselves a gobble of a good time. We created our own little Cookie Turkeys: using Oreo cookies, Rollo’s, malt balls and candy corn for our edible decoration and created pinecone turkey centerpieces to take home. For our events; we played the match game: “Turkey-Turkey”, winning a prize, and then we sat down to savor a yummy feast of turkey, olives, cranberry raisins, mixed nuts, blueberries, delicious strawberries, sweet raspberries, juicy apples, cheddar cheese cubes, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, mandarin oranges, M&M cookies, brownie bites, fruit roll-ups, peanut butter, corn on the cob, party cake muffins, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, grape juice and eggnog. And then we got to relax our little turkey bellies by watching A Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving and The Mayflower Voyagers. This year I am thankful to all of my past preschool parents who have supported me on my relocation to Chico, their kids who I miss every day and to my current preschool parents who have been super supportive during this pandemic…I couldn’t be here without you! I am grateful to all of you and look forward to the year ahead. Thank you!!!