13 July 2017
Children at Bright Horizons Timperley Day Nursery and Preschool in Cheshire recently held their own celebration for Eid to mark the end of Ramadan.
The children designed their own henna patterns and used clay to create a themed handprint. They then used matchsticks to detail the handprint, in an exercise which helped to improve their fine motor skills.
“The children looked at henna from books and images to help inspire them to design their own patterns,” said Deputy Nursery Manager Emma Dunsmore. “They had a thoroughly enjoyable time celebrating Eid this year and learning more about the tradition. We feel it’s really important to celebrate a variety of cultural festivals and holidays throughout the year in order to build on children’s natural curiosity about the wider world around them.”