Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Every year we create a snail garden right from scratch. Planting their food,
grass, lettuce and a few surprises from the compost.
Tending the garden is an important part of learning to care for others.
Learning what they need and following through.
Keeping the soil moist and making renovations to the grass when it
gets too long prepared us for the snails arrival.
Combining art and the caring of the snails helps us look closer
What do they look like? How can we replicate it?
Using lazy Susan turntables helped us learn about spirals.
If we used our finger to follow the spiral on the snail's shell
we learn that it goes round and round.
Holding our paint brush in the middle of the plate and
spinning the turn table helps us get a similar effect.
And just like the snails each of our art work is unique.