Around The World And Back In Time For Santa


Every day’s a great day! That’s right. Well, it is round here at Friends Corner.

So here I am to tell you all about a magical week gone by..

We continued our ‘Food’ theme with ‘International Cuisine’. Our little ones begun their week by looking at various ingredients, foods, and dishes that originate somewhere other than Greece.

With the help of some additional visual and sensory aids, we transported our kids to beautiful Italy with the familiar shapes of pasta. Their time in China came courtesy of a bag of rice, and Mexico called as we showcased a red hot chilli pepper.

We moved down to Peru by feeling the texture and learning about quinoa. The colours of India and much of Asia, came alive with just a whiff of curry, and our snack was enjoyed in the Middle East as we feasted on zataar-smothered bread. Japan was great, we munched on yummy sushi and finished it all off!

And, finally, after smelling Hungarian spices, our final European stop served up English bread and butter pudding. Stuffed, and jet lagged!

After our food experience, we spent the next couple of days talking about our favourite foods while covering ourselves, and the Clubhouse, in spangles and sequins by making Christmas crafts. We even made snow. Yep. Kids + Craft Styrofoam = Snow!

Also, as always, we continued our Letter of the Week activities. This week we’ve been looking at the letter ‘J’. We drew it on paper and in sugar, we made a collage of it, we looked at words that begin with it, we even had a bit of Jam on our bread to celebrate it!

And then the day finally arrived for our fabulous field trip. Our little ones were invited to the very hospitable Renieris Bakery in Ano Glyfada where, among other things, they made bread. They’re still talking about the “magic” yeast that went into the mix.

The kids kneaded and floured, learned and liked. And we’d like to thank Renieris Bakery, and Mr. Nicos, who guided our little ones in their bread making experience, for such an amazing and unforgettable field trip. Thank you!

As the week drew to a close, we had our annual Christmas Party to look forward to.. and a very special visitor..

So, as Saturday morning came round, there were some very excited children in the Glyfada area.

Once again, our clubhouse didn’t let us down as it transformed into Funtime Central! Old faces, new faces, happy faces, Christmas Cheer, good vibes, gingerbread houses, yummy treats, and.. Ho, ho, ho.. Santa!

Those excited children I was telling you about? Yes, well things got even better..
Thank you, Santa! And, thanks to all for making this week so magical at Friends Corner.

We’ll be around for another week before closing up for the Christmas Holidays.

Join us as we decorate cookies for Christmas, spread festive cheer, put on a show, get stuck in at our Pottery Workshop and, generally, make some wonderful, new memories.

Until next time..


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