They have been busy making lanterns, dragons, rockets, firework paintings, animal masks etc. Through doing different art activities the children not only produce a wonderfully finished piece of art work but develop a whole range of skills and experiences. The children are making choices and selecting materials and media, using their senses. Art activities also provide good opportunities for the children to develop their fine-motor skills, picking and sticking materials, and hand and finger strength.
With art and craft work, the finished product is not the most important factor but the process the children go through and learn from. This certainly was the case with our large scale art project last week! All the three classes had a fantastic time creating the giant firework picture in the hall. We used different media and materials to create the picture.
Whether you are travelling or relaxing here in Beijing for Chinese New Year the Pre – Nursery team wishes you a very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year - Gong Xi Fa Cai.
By Nikhat Jerath