Loy Krathong 2017 Activities (Infant and Primary Departments)
Our Infant and Primary Departments organised the Loy Krathong 2017 activities on November 3rd , 2017, from 8.30 – 11.30 am. The purposes of the activities were to encourage the students to learn more about Thai culture and tradition, traditional Thai children’s games, and how to make a krathong. Moreover, school aimed to enable the students to realise the importance and benefits of water, and to apologise to the water goddess for polluting the waters.
- Primary Department There was a VDO presentation about the history of Loy Krathong, and a demonstration of traditional Thai children’s games such as “Mon Son Pa” (hiding a cloth behind one’ s back) , “ Re Re Khao San” (catching the last one in the line), and “Ngoo King Hang” (snatching a baby from the mother snake) etc. Then the Thai and foreign teachers, as well as the students, performed the Thai folk dance together with great fun. In addition, the representatives of the upper-primary students came to read the history of Loy Krathong in front of their friends. After that, there was a quiz about Loy Krathong, giving away prizes to the students.
- Infant Department This year some parents of KG.3 students cooperated with school to be the special lecturers for this Loy Krathong festival. They came to share knowledge and do some interesting activities with the children at various bases as detailed below.
Base 1: Thai Folk Dance - The children learnt how to do the Thai folk dance in several postures and had an opportunity to dance together.
Base 2: Traditional Thai Games - The guest parents taught and showed the kids about a few traditional games such as Banana Rib Hobbyhorse Riding, and Banana Pistol Gun etc.
Base 3: Thai Dessert - The students enjoyed learning about different kinds of Thai desserts such as Fruit-Shaped Mung Beans, Jelly, and Pudding with Coconut Topping etc.
Base 4: History of Loy Krathong - The parent lecturers shared some knowledge and let the students participate in a quiz about Loy Krathong.
Base 5: Arts – The children joined the Nature Imprint activity. They applied water colour and molds from natural materials in different shapes that included banana stalks, flowers and vegetables. They created imprinted pictures from these materials, using their imagination.
Base 6: Making a Krathong - The parents, teachers, and kindergarteners took part in the Krathong-making activity. They gained hands-on experiences in how to fold and pin the banana leaves. Then they decorated their Krathongs by adding some flowers. Finally, everyone floated their Krathongs onto the pool provided.