Thursday, March 1, 2012

Green Eggs at the Art Table

This year I didn't want to make a green egg craft but wanted 
an activity that would be more exploratory.
 So I filled green eggs with green jello.
 It provided an opportunity to practice cracking eggs open.
 They weren't sure what to make of it at first.
But once they figured out how to squeeze the egg open
they did it over and over.
We found toys around the room that were 
in the book"Green Eggs and Ham".
 Train, fox, goat, car and tree.
She's feeding the tree so it will grow tall.
Her mom talked about what they use at home to help the plants grow
then she gave her a new word "compost".
It feels ooey, gooey, squishing between the fingers.

Green Eggs and Ham 2012

Each morning the children sign in by finding their picture then answering 
a question.
This week's question "What do you like for breakfast?"
 Today I switched the eggs to green eggs.
Believe it or not about four children chose the green eggs.
In the house area we had coloured eggs and ham to feed the babies.
 For snack we made green scrambled eggs but this year
we started with some green coloured eggs.
I asked the children to predict if the inside of the egg would be green too.
 But of course it wasn't.
 so we had to add the colour.
 With the green scrambled eggs, I always make regular yellow too.
The children were surveyed to see if they liked the green eggs.
 Thumbs up shows I like it.
Sometimes it amazes parents when their child will try something 
at school that they wouldn't try at home.
I'm not sure why that is.