Past halfway!

I’m more than halfway through my Naturally Creative class and I’ve a few more things to share. The first being  that this week was not as wonderful as the last….. every group of kids is different, and this one has a few challenges. Some of it could be me too! But I am trying to have a positive attitude and make sure  I am learning from everything. So here are a few things we’ve been up to.

Beads and pipe cleaners – and old standby. I like to have something simple for the children to sit down and do when they arrive so they can warm up before we start a project. Initially we were making bugs but then one child announced she would make a caterpillar. Good call! Dug out The Very Hungry Caterpillar as inspiration.  I’ll definitely do this again sometime, maybe with bigger beads and larger pipe cleaners so our caterpillars can be chunky.

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On Tuesday we made some animal tracks using a printing method of cutting foam pieces and gluing them on cardboard. Children love seeing their designs printed. This makes it a great activity but it is definitely one that requires a fair bit of support. Here are some cute “mouse tracks” (also note the random “horse’s hoof”) :

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And finally,  some field flowers. These are done by blowing paint drops around with straws and then adding stems. Give the children straws, I say. The quiet focus is pleasing.

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