Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Shoebox Creations!


The children have enjoyed creating a shoebox for children and vulnerable adults in Romania who may not receive any other gifts this Christmas. We talked about where the shoeboxes will go and the different vehicles used to transport the shoeboxes from here to Romania, such as cars, lorries and planes.
We thought about packing something to wear, eat, write with, keep clean with and play with. We discussed what gifts they might like to receive and then the children worked together to choose items to fill their box. They took turns to select an item and the children named each product in turn before putting it in the box.
We talked about the importance of some of the items like a toothbrush to keep our mouths clean as well as keeping warm in the winter with appropriate clothing.
The children enjoyed seeing the photos of children receiving their shoeboxes in previous years and seeing where their box ended up. This activity encouraged the children to think about the world around them and acknowledge others who may be less fortunate than themselves.
Lots of love,
Leigh and the team xx

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Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Gateshead Nursery

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Heddon Nursery

1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday