The weather is warming up, the days are longer and there’s more time to be outside, doing all kinds of things! Even though the sun is hot, it does cool things. It keeps us warm. It makes flowers and plants grow. It even gives us vitamin D, so we can better absorb calcium into our bodies for strong bones. This is precisely why we celebrate “Fun in the sun” in Kindergarten.
The children understand the importance of sun in their lives and also the ways and means to protect them from the heat. Of course yes, with chilling and frothing lemonade to cool down! Every year, we at Bhavans, IES and Jack and Jill, celebrate the “fun in the sun” and “lemonade” day together, during the peak days of summer, shortly before the school closes down for the summer vacation.
This year, the much awaited “fun in the sun” and “lemonade” day was celebrated on the 23rd of May 2017. The children were permitted to come in cool summer clothes with their sunglasses and summer hats/caps. They were asked to bring lemons, sugar, cup and spoon to prepare lemonade. The little ones were more than enthusiastic, when they came to school to celebrate the much awaited day. What excited them more is to show off their dresses and accessories, to their friends!
A colouring activity ( LKG) and a mask ( UKG) pertaining to the day was done in the class at IES, shortly after which children were escorted to the school playground by the teachers. Peppy music numbers were played and the children gleefully danced to the different tunes, accompanied by their teachers. Soapy bubbles were dispensed and the children fluttered around like butterflies to catch them; an enthralling sight indeed! They were quite a few onlookers watching the children enjoy, so cute and colourful!!
Later after the children were seated in their respective classrooms, the teachers prepared lemonade with the lemons and sugar brought by the children. The little ones were served the lemonade and they savoured every drop of it. At Jack and Jill, the children had the fun experience of getting lemonade at a stall. Photographs were clicked against a colourful backdrop. And, finally the children dispersed whole heartedly, reminiscing every bit of this enjoyable day!