Friday, October 12, 2012

Scarecrows

This post started a few weeks ago when I brought in our scarecrow child.
He was created several years ago and each year he gets a new head.
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I set him in the hallway to welcome the families
and the rest of the school as they arrived or passed by.
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There was an immediate attraction. 
Some had to check out his shoes, no they are not attached. 
Others wanted to swap hats. 

One morning we attempted to make scarecrow hats at the art table.
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I learned quickly that children do not enjoy having
large pieces of paper covering their heads. 
It’s noisy and it covers their face, not a pleasant experience for them. 
So no luck making hats.
Till a parent (I learn so much from them)
suggested that we use something else to mold the hats, like a bowl.
oct 3 028 I found a few different sized bowls.
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Some hats were flippy floppy and that led to singing Dingle Dangle Scarecrow.
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The next day I added a collection of floppy hats to use when we sang the song.
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And it was a nice lead in to the story “The Old Woman Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything”.
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And finally a fellow StrongStart facilitator from another school district shared this game idea. 
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Scarecrow, scarecrow, I beg your pardon
But who is hiding the pumpkin in your garden.

Thank you Linda, it's been great sharing ideas with you.

3 comments:

  1. Hey there! I love the wee scarecrow buddy. So lovely and so much fun! Can you explain the scarecrow game? Thanks!

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    1. The scarecrow game is great for reviewing colours.
      The children close and hide their eyes while I hide the little pumpkin behind one of the scarecrows.
      Then they take turns coming up to the board and choosing one of the scarecrows to see if the pumpkin is behind it. We continue till it's found. And repeat the game until everyone has had a turn.

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