Last week we had lots of dance and movement in the garden, we had cosy lighting and Christmas music in the classrooms. We also worked with small groups of children to bake gingerbread and make warm, spicy tea complete with tea pot and cups.
Children worked together first to buy the ingredients at our local shops (where we are regulars). Upon their return, and after washing their hands, they explored the spices (cardamon, cinnamon and mixed spice). They measured out the milk and then heated it, mixing the spices and stirring and talking about what they could see, smell and hear. Children enjoyed dunking their gingerbread biscuits and sharing them. Well-being was at an all time high for staff and children!