Happy Harmony Day from the children and staff at Jenny’s Kindergarten Leichhardt! What a wonderful day to celebrate and be a part of! The children really got into the spirit of Harmony Day engaging in many activities, learning opportunities and of course, the colour festival we had at the centre!! To celebrate, the children were encouraged to wear orange, symbolising harmony, peace and unification.
The children were engaging all throughout their day with activities based on Harmony Day. They were encouraged to create a picture of their interpretation on Harmony Day as their educators discussed that to be in harmony with each other is to care for one another; the children made love hearts using different orange coloured resources! We then further discussed that being harmonious is to also be understanding and accepting; we spoke about how we all look different and have different personalities and spoke about how it is a good thing to be different from one another. We then moved onto another craft experience where the children painted their own hands different colours to make hand prints; we explained to the children that all these colours are beautiful and all our hands together symbolises diversity and harmony!
In the afternoon, the children were all encouraged to participate in the Holi Celebration where the children used traditional powered paint to throw around in the air and decorate ourselves from head to toe in beautiful colours; what a lovely day it was!