We have recently celebrated Chinese New Year by painting and making Chinese lanterns, these are now displayed in the play room. We also had lots of fun with messy play, using red salt for mark making, burying our hands and filling different sized containers and pouring the salt over our hands. The younger ones liked to explore the salt in a smaller quantity on the splash mat by running their fingers through it and making definite lines. (Please be assured this activity was supervised at all times and hands washed afterwards.)