Today we celebrated Halloween with a shared morning tea for Melrose children and families. The children have been very excited for the last week and have been talking about what costume they would wear - tigers, skeletons, witches, ghosts, fairies, spider man and many more….
They entered the black cobweb castle entrance at Melrose not knowing what to expect - a black scary cat was inside the entrance to scare them away! Those who got inside saw Melrose transformed with lots of creepy crawlies, spooky bats and best of all a "Haunted House" which was very dark and scary with a tunnel at the entrance.
The children have been busy with their Halloween art and this decorated Melrose.
The children all enjoyed the yummy food, which resembled spiders, ghosts and snakes etc. Scary Dracula, skeletons and fairies had lots of fun with bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles.
Links to Te Whāriki - Strand 2 - Belonging - Goal 1 - "Children and their families experience an environment where connecting links with the family and the wider world are affirmed and extended"Celebrating Halloween builds an awareness for the children of connections between events and experiences within and beyond the early childhood education setting (Ministry of Education, 1996).