Friday, February 22, 2013
We are so lucky to have a neighbouring community
that brings in this Taiwanese Lantern Festival. We
visited this morning and spent time exploring the
many colours, shapes and lights displayed in these
We used our Nature bags but we called them Busy Bags today.
They included the clipboard with plain paper and crayons for
drawing, a paper with a circle and square on it to count how
many of those shapes we could find and some magic paper.
As soon as we entered we saw lots and lots of circles.
There were so many that we estimated instead of counting.
It’s great that the lanterns are set on the floor so the children
can get up close to really check them over.
Several lanterns were interactive. This snake has a hole in it’s mouth.
When you drop a ball in, the body lights up.
A ring toss in the dark looks lovely all lit up.
Maybe the fairies will visit to check out the toad stools.
Some lanterns were low and spread out on the floor
while another was hanging from the ceiling.
Look at all the triangles we saw in this lantern.
Shhhh, it`s a sleeping tiger.
The children used their magic paper to help them remember
the wonderful colours they saw in the lanterns.
Back at school while emptying some of the bags I found
some tally sheets. Interesting how each child did it differently.
Some attempted printing numbers, others made tally marks
and someone added a triangle that they saw.
Love this sketch that I found in one of the bags.