A whole month has gone by and I haven’t posted any of our Play Trays.
Here’s a blitz.
Match the coloured hat to the snowman with the same coloured scarf.
Build a snowman with foam circles, hats, and scarves.
Xs & Os game.
Using tweezers to pick up pom poms and drop them into a container.
Button search. Find the buttons that are parts for a snowman.
Nesting dolls that are unfinished.
Cats and dogs and a balance scale.
Big fuzzy pipe cleaners and a strainer.
Hammer and golf tees in styrofoam.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
We have been busy with our big buddies planning
a second Fairy Lane. This one will be called Wee Folks Woods
because there could be many different creatures living there.
It’s going to be situated in the woods behind our school
so we can make frequent visits.
Two weeks ago we met to plan our doors.
The door planning session also include talking of who the door would be for.
There were fairies, trolls, gnomes, witches, flying pigs, ogres and more mentioned.
Today was clay day. Our big buddies used the drawings to prepare
the shape of the doors before we arrived.
Working together to finish the designs with details of stones, wood,
doorknobs, bricks, hinges and windows.
We learned the proper technique to attach bits of clay to the main door.
By the end of our session the doors are ready to sit at room temperature
before they are fired in the kiln.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Today’s art was an attempt to draw the children’s silhouettes.
But the children weren’t interested in just sitting.
So a quick change up and the children were drawing
animal silhouettes on paper on the wall.
It took a few tries for them to figure how to position their
bodies to draw while seeing the image. I was impressed that
they didn’t give up.
It took a few tries to follow the edge of the silhouette rather than the
shape as a whole. They could recognize their animal when done.
Finally, one child showed interest to have his own silhouette drawn.
I like how his aunt finished off his details, right down to the picture
on his t-shirt.
Interest wasn’t always art based.