Ho Ho Ho its Christmas! Are you feeling the vibe yet? Because our students definitely do! Christmas is a Christian holiday that refers to the birth of Jesus, and a cultural holiday for non-Christians. Christmas is celebrated all over the world. The traditions are different from country to country, but they nearly always include a feast, giving gifts or cards, and enjoying church or public festivities such as singing Christmas carols, and songs. For this year’s Christmas craft, our students get to choose to do either our beloved Rudolph the Reindeer or Mr Santa Clause!
Mid Autumn Festival:
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a festival celebrated notably by the Chinese and Asian people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with a full moon at night, corresponding to mid-September to early October of the Gregorian calendar. Mooncakes are typically eaten during this festival. It is a rich pastry typically with sweet-bean or lotus-seed paste.
In modern celebration, it is still an occasion for outdoor reunions among friends and relatives to eat mooncakes and watch the moon, a symbol of harmony and unity.
Today, it is still an occasion for outdoor reunions among friends and relatives to eat mooncakes and watch the moon, a symbol of harmony and unity.
Hari Raya Haji:
Hari Raya Haji, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s complete faith and trust in God. This recounted in the story of God commanding Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail, a commandment that Ibrahim responded to with obedience. God stopped him, and provided him with a sheep to substitute as a sacrifice, instead of his son.
This act reminds worshippers of willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to offer up even his own flesh and blood to God. The animal is then cleaned and the meat carved up and distributed to worshippers and the needy. This week our students made Ketupats (a Malay traditional dish) using strips of papers for their Hari Raya Haji crafts! They also drew batik designs to decorate the alternating squares using markers! Let’s see their artworks!
Mother's Day Workshop:
"There is no role in life that is more essential than that of a motherhood" - Elder M. Russell Ballard
Mother's Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mother's in society.
Chen Xu and Esther Lam attended our Mother's day workshop this month. We hope you guys enjoyed our session as much as we do!
“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” – Billy Graham
Father’s Day is a day of honouring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In America, Father’s Day was founded by a lady named, Sanora Smart Dodd and celebrated on the third Sunday of June for the first time in 1910. This week our students made a badge for their dads because they are our true heroes!
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Chinese New Year (or generally referred to as Lunar New Year globally) is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China and is one several Lunar New Years in Asia. This year we celebrate the year of Rat! In Chinese culture, rats are seen as clever, quick thinkers; successful but content with living a quiet and peaceful life. Here are some pictures of our students with their CNY craft using water colour technique!
Deepavali, is also known as the Festival of Lights. This festival is celebrated by Hindus all around the world. Marking the victory of good over evil and light over darkness, many Hindus spring-clean their homes as the festival approaches. On the festival’s eve, they light up little lamps in the doorway of their homes.
This September, we learn how to make lanterns to celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival! The Mid-Autumn Festival is an East Asian and Southeast Asian harvest festival celebrated notably by the Chinese and Vietnamese people.
This National Day, we commemorated Singapore's birthday by doing a special craft -- a keychain! The children were allowed to choose from 4 iconic buildings in Singapore and were given a cut out of their choice. Then, they coloured it with bright colours and applied a layer of black paint on it! Lastly, when the paint dried, they used the scraping technique to scrape on some designs.
Our students celebrated the Mid Autumn festival with lantern craft. They used paper plate, coloured lantern paper and decorated with oil pastel, coloured pencil and markers. These are some of their wonderful lanterns. A bright moon and stars twinkle and shine. Wishing you a merry Mid-Autumn Festival, bliss and happiness.
Mother's day is coming! Our students made a special gift for their mothers. They made a door hanger, each of them has a heart shaped flip card with personalized drawings and messages for their mothers! Here are some of them.
Happy Advance Easter Day Everyone!
Look at our students cute bunny craft! This time, our students recycled the eggs carton and transformed it into a bunny! Look what is inside the bunny mouth!
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Our students made an oriental Chinese fan for this Chinese New Year. They painted and decorated the fan with their creativity!
Our students use their creative idea to design a Christmas stocking. Some student said that they want to give their parents as a gift use it as a decoration for their room. . They find that it is fun to design their own unique Christmas stocking!
We all have our own ideal dream house. For this October’s handicraft, our students used their creativity to design their dream houses. Students get to add some fences, signs around the house too! There were many interesting dream houses that were created like Halloween house, robot house, candy house, hello kitty house and so on.
It's Mid-Autumn Festival time in the month of October. Our students made their Mid Autumn's decoration "The Jade Rabbit". They used their creativity to make the design and pattern for their lanterns & rabbits. Apart from that, our teachers also shared with them the story about “The Jade Rabbit” with its noble and benevolent character.
Emoticon Bookmarks Which emoji would you use to describe your child’s mood most of the time? This April, our students made these handy bookmarks in the shape of popular emoticons. Emoticons, or Emojis, are now an integral part of expressing different emotions and tone in texting and social media use. We hope our students would put these fun and cute bookmarks to good use! One of our enterprising students even made a money-faced one! Ka-Ching!
This month we introduced an interesting hands-on activity for the students. Students were to create a present box clip handicraft with paper, wooden clip and colour pencil. This activity also taught students a new way to present love and gratitude for their loved ones.
With all earnestness, they all designed their ready-made “gift box” and drew a surprise present they intended to give for their loved ones. Hope this little act of kindness brings joy to your loved ones, Kids!