“A forest grew and grew…”

“That very night in Max’s room a forest grew and grew…..”

Yesterday in class we read the classic “Where the Wild Things Are”. We roared our terrible roars, gnashed our terrible teeth, rolled our terrible eyes and showed our terrible claws. Then I gave the kids some plasticine and invited them to make a bed for their bedroom. We filled little pots with earth and then planted some moss, grass and various other plants and weeds from my garden.

Note: I had to get these things in the rain and then carry them all to class so the moss was a little muddy. It would probably be best transported in a tray, not heaped in a bag. Also, if using plasticine with small kids you can soak it in warm water to soften it up for them.

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