Follow this activity plan to make your own Christmas Reindeer, Snowman or Penguin with the children in your setting. Not only is it great fun, but good for the development of their motor skills and exploring their creativity.
This is no simple activity plan, however, because this plan can win the children in your setting a unique experience!
To enter, share with us ANY of your christmas crafts from this year, whether it involves drawing, glueing, sticking, cutting, or any amount of toilet roll tubes, and post it on Instagram with the hashtags #TNLxmasactivitycomp & #thatnurserylife and a caption telling us why your setting should win our fabulous ZOOLAB prize.
If you haven’t already got any Christmas crafting photos to use yet then act quick and follow this activity plan to make a Reindeer, Snowman or Penguin with your children!
The winning setting as chosen by That Nursery Life will win 45 Minute Session with our partners ZooLab! ZooLab are the UK’s leading provider of ethical Early Years animal encounters via digital and handling sessions.
For more than 20 years ZooLab has been amazing, informing and inspiring people both young and old with their unique educational experiences and hands-on animal encounters! From Early Years Education to animal therapy, they use their Digital Sessions and Handling Sessions to provide people with ethical animal encounters and spark a love for the natural world.
See the bottom of this page for T&C’s.
Allow the children to pick which character they would like to make and help them collect the items they need.
As this plan doesn’t have to focus on Christmas, there will be no problem using it as a non-Christmas specific, winter activity. Simply remove the red nose from Rudolph and they can simply be a reindeer, or remove the reindeer completely and just focus on penguins, snowmen or any other winter characters you can come up with!
Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials; “Uses various construction materials.”
Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials; “Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.”
Follow the instructions above, or T&C’s below, to share your winter crafting! Any christmassy creativity that you have been doing with the children you work with qualifies, be it the reindeer, penguins or snowmen in this activity plan, or your own ideas and creations. We want to see what you’ve got!
Terms and Conditions of the Competition
1.To enter, share with us ANY of your christmas crafts from this year, whether it involves drawing, gluing, sticking, cutting, or any amount of toilet roll tubes, and post it on Instagram with the hashtags #TNLxmasactivitycomp & #thatnurserylife and a caption telling us why your setting should win our fabulous ZOOLAB prize.
2.Entry is limited to one per person.
3.Final competition entry must be by 12:00pm UK time on January 6th 2021
4.Prizes are for your setting as an opportunity for the children in your setting to have an educational animal experience- no private parties or home use.
5.ZooLabUK have the final discretion as to the type of Session offered, format and dates. They provide both Digital Sessions and Handling Sessions. The one that is offered will depend on the location of your setting, availability, your own visitor and setting policies, and of course external factors such as any Covid19 limitations that remain in place.
6.The winner will be selected and notified on or after January 8th 2021. TNL’s decision of winner will be final.
7.The competition winner must be able to make use of the prize in 2021.
8.Any attempts to influence, pressure or harass those involved in the running of the competition, or abuse of other TNL social media users, will lead to automatic disqualification.
9.Competition winners will only be selected from entries by people who are not related to or friends associates of TNL staff.