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As part of the Chinese New Year celebration we have been exploring the red packet (envelope). This is given out during Chinese New Year and is traditionally given to family members and would normally contain money.

The colour red symbolizes- Energy, Happiness and Good luck. Sending red pockets is a channel for sending good wishes and luck.

BNZ has kindly donated red pockets for us at Kindergarten. The children have been drawing pictures for their friends which have been placed inside the pocket and given out at mat time.

At Albany kindergarten the notion of gift giving is something that we see embedded within our culture here we encourage our children to give gifts of kindness and thought to each other.

A big thank you to BNZ for helping us to explore and extend children’s thinking around Chinese New Year and for supporting the on going learning that happens here at Albany Kindergarten.