2020年 01月 07日 ( 1 )

Our 2020 Mochitsuki Event!

This morning we all celebrated the new year with some traditional Japanese New Year's activities, including a food preparation ceremony known as 'Mochitsuki'. We started the day with all of the kids wearing different coloured traditional clothing, they entered the classroom to find one very large, and one slightly smaller, mortar full of mochi rice. Butterfly class lined up in front of the large bowl and Caterpillar class in front of the smaller bowl, and they each had a try pummeling the mochi with a giant mallet, whilst the rest of the students cheered them on! Even when the mochi became very sticky, the students still managed to lift the mallet from the mixture and slam it down again.

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Before eating the delicious Mochi with soy sauce, crushed soy beans and red bean paste, Butterfly class ventured outside to play with their homemade rackets and small foil balls with feathers, somewhat resembling a shuttlecock. The class then tried volleying the balls to their partners with their paper rackets. Many of them managed to get a volley of 3 or 4, impressive considering the wind was sending them of course!


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Caterpillar class spent this time playing with their homemade kites, trying their best to fly them high in the sky!

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午後も引き続きイベントでしたが、各クラスに分かれてお和紙を使った活動をしました!

キャタピラーさんはコマ作りです!

0歳児さんと1歳児さんは和紙に絵の具を垂らして滲ませ、その紙を紙皿のコマに貼り付けました(#^^#)

2歳児さんは和紙に絵の具を滲ませて模様を作るだけでなく、自分達で紙皿を丸めてコマを作る所からやりました!!

普通の紙と違って絵の具が滲んでいく様子を見て「わ~!きれい!」「大きくなった!」と不思議そうに見ていました(*´ω`*)


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バタフライさんは書き初めに挑戦です!

墨汁を作るところから見せてもらうと「お水が黒くなった!」「どんどん濃い色になってる!」と興味津々でした♪

その後は、各グループに分かれて自分の名前書きに挑戦です!!筆の使い方や座り方を教えてもらうと皆真剣に取り組み、それぞれ個性の出る素敵な作品が出来上がりました

習字の虜になった子もいたようで、「もっとやりたい!!」と言っている子もたくさんいました♪

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どちらもお家でも手軽にできる物なので、是非やってみて下さいね( *´艸`)

Chika


by sukusukuworld | 2020-01-07 16:45