Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The children have been learning how to use chopsticks.
Chopsticks are available in different play areas around the room.
In the house area there are chopsticks and fortune cookies
or as some say ‘they look like dumplings’.
On one of the play trays they could transfer yarn noodles
from basket to basket.
But today at the art table we used chopsticks to move cooked spaghetti
noodles from the paint to the paper.
It was fascinating to watch how they attempted to use the chopsticks.
I tied some of the sets of chopsticks together to make it easier.
Even after watching how it’s done they decided to find
their own way to move the noodles.
And extending the play by making fingerprints.
Fingers are just chopsticks.
Or learning that the faster you rub the noodles on the paper
the lighter in colour they become.
Two books we read today were “The Story of Chopsticks” and