On Monday we celebrated Children’s week. This year’s theme is ‘INCRC Article 15 – Children have the right to meet together and join groups and organisations as long as it does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. In exercising their rights, children have the responsibility to respect the rights, freedom and reputations of others.’
As we all know, this year has been like no other year we have experienced before. With this in mind, we had to dramatically change how we celebrated this year’s Children’s Week.
We invited our playgroup families to come and join us for a teeny tiny Children’s Week event in line with Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.
Monday’s celebration gave our families an opportunity to meet other families, play and have fun with their children and others. Although the weather was dreary, cold, wet and windy, we still had some keen families come along to enjoy the fun.
The children who attended got to engage with a range of activities including construction with towers and buildings being made and demolished. Children got to dress up, read books and paint.
There was also a sensory experience where kids experimented with kinetic sand (many volcanos were formed), enjoyed the soft silky feel of flour, the stickiness of tapioca balls and interesting texture of coloured rice.
To keep the children energised we prepared some delicious cups of fruit salad and tasty cheese and vegemite sandwiches for them to munch on.
Some children even got to enjoy splashing in the puddles before going home for the day.
NCNS Child & Family Worker, Zoe H, smiled, “Although this year’s celebration was a lot smaller than usual, it was such a great way to spend a couple of hours celebrating children from the local community!”