The children are celebrating Autumn Moon Festival at preschool this week! Yesterday began with Gloria telling the Chinese story about Chang er, the Moon Lady, and the Jade Rabbit.
After circle time the kids made lanterns to hang in the gym and the toddler classrooms.
During free time the children chose from a variety of centers to work at including the language arts center. The language arts center offers six activities to promote language development. Today pictures depicting the Autumn Moon Festival were available for the children to color. The pictures are inserted into plexiglass sign holders and then the children color them with washable Crayola window markers. Children colored pictures of the Moon Lady, the Jade Rabbit, and moon cakes.
The children feasted on moon cakes at afternoon snack. After snack they had a fabulous time dancing with kite spinners to music.
Be sure to take your kids outside to look at the moon and see if they can find the Moon Lady and the Jade Rabbit!