Celebrations – Playgroup
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Talking with families at playgroup about their own cultural celebrations & traditions, and looking at ways of incorporating them into playgroup activities helps everyone feel welcome, included and respected.
You could talk about the different ways families celebrate the same event or about different types of celebrations in other cultures e.g. different times and ways of celebrating New Year. It can be fun to learn how different languages say things like “Happy Birthday”.
Having some props associated with different celebrations is useful to provide children with opportunities to act out different events and ways of celebrating in the wider world.
Incorporating drawing, painting, crafts or cooking associated with celebrations and festivals provides lots of opportunities for the children to work at their own level developing fine motor skills and early maths and science concepts.
Be allergy aware when cooking or bringing special food to playgroup.
Across the ages
Activities listed under “playgroup” are suitable for groups of children of various ages. They provide opportunities for early learning and social play.