Hello everyone! Because it’s the last week of the month, we are doing cooking and creative art this week! With Setsubun on this Saturday, the teachers have decided to make an oni rice ball with kids for cooking.
After wrapping the rice with cling wrap, the children used their hands to shape the rice into a circle. Then, they sprinkled some seasoning on the top of the rice circle for the hair of the ghost. When they finished, they used the seaweed to make their eyes, eye brows and mouth!
Last but not least, they cut a small triangle of cheese for the horn. To add a bit of variation, for the following days, 2 more ingredients (ketchup and egg) were added to the list. The children mixed the ketchup to the rice to make red-faced ghost. As for the eggs, they cooked it to make the clothing.
It was a lot of fun! Not only the children learnt the names of the ingredients, they also learnt the verb for cooking, such as shape, sprinkle, mix and fry! ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
As for creative art, the children made a huge puzzle together! The kindergarten kids did a simple whirl and twirl on the puzzle piece. music. Afterwards the children practised the colour vocabularies. However, the children needed to tell everyone else what colour to use instead of just colouring freely. They would say “I want pink please!” or “Please use blue”. As for elementary, the kids were told to draw whatever they like or want onto the puzzle piece.
While they were drawing, the teacher would ask them one by one for questions. They also learned to answer the questions in complete sentences. After the drawing is done, they used colour pencils and other materials to add more dynamic to the piece!
The children still haven’t completed their piece yet, but this is how it looks so far. Can’t wait to see what it will look like after putting all the pieces together!!