Wednesday was a special day for the Fiordland Kindergarten kids. We had our annual Easter egg hunt. Some of our tamariki were so excited that they had trouble sleeping the night before (as their parents informed us.) The day started well for both groups of children,
The Nature Discovery group cooked the visiting children a delicious morning tea of cheerios and Milo and practised a surprise to welcome their peers.
|The Nature Discovery group sing a powhiri to welcome their |
peers for morning tea.
|The group from Kindergarten listen to the powhiri.|
The Kindergarten group were excited to catch the bus up to Nature Discovery.
When they arrived they were greeted by the Nature Discovery children and teachers with a wonderful powhiri. Oscar provided the accompaniment on the drum. The Kindergarten group were then welcomed to join their friends for morning tea, which they did with lots of enthusiasm and hugging.
|The children share morning tea.|
The object of the hunt was to find the coloured ribbon (clues) that the Easter Bunny had left behind. When we reached each ribbon we stopped and preformed an activity. These activities were lots of fun. There was dancing and singing, hugging trees, telling stories, making letters and patterns with natural art resources and making silly faces. All the while we kept an eye out for the coloured balloons that marked the hiding place of the Easter eggs.
|The purple group|
|The Red Group|
|The prize, a basket of eggs|
|Enjoying the spoils|
Our Easter hunt wouldn't have been possible without the support of the families and community of Fiordland Kindergarten. A big thank you to all of the parents who helped us out today and a special thanks to the group of bunny helpers who set the track and the amazing bunny who hid the eggs in just the right places!