Today everyone at Stourbridge has taken part in celebrating the Hindu festival of Holi.
This celebration welcomes spring by using bright colours. The traditional way to celebrate Holi is to throw coloured powdered paints into the air and as it comes down it forms bright coloured patterns on the ground. Also people wear white and can decorate them self with the bright coloured paints.
Each room took part in celebrating the festival and enjoyed exploring the different paints and throwing them up in the air to make the patterns. The Baby room have explored the paints by feeling the textures and mixing all the colours together and in other rooms we took the paints into the garden so they could throw it up into the air the traditional way. They really enjoyed this activity and learning about why Holi is celebrated.
Expressive arts and design: Exploring using media & materials, 8-20 months and 16-26 months -Explores and experiments with a range of media through sensory exploration, and using whole body
Expressive arts and design: Exploring using media & materials, 22-36 months -Experiments with blocks, colours and marks
Expressive arts and design: Exploring using media & materials, 30-50 months -Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things.
Understanding the world: People & communities, 30-50 months – Shows interest in different occupations and ways of life.