We had a lot of fun last week in the nursery celebrating Chinese New Year and learning some of the customs. We had a table covered in rice which we spooned into bowls and everyone had a try picking things up with the chopsticks. We listened to the story of the Chinese Zodiac and learned that our pre-school children were born in the Year of the Sheep and our 3 year olds were born in the Year of the Monkey! Some children enjoyed dressing up in some of the Chinese traditional outfits and we looked at some of these on the Smart board along with Chinese decorations. We learned a song about the Dragon Dance and tried all the actions and dance moves. There was some fan making as we looked at some of the traditional Chinese fans. But best of all was eating the noodles and prawn crackers for snack.