God! Time is flying and I can't find the time to post anymore. So I am just taking a few minutes to show you what the children have been crafting in the classroom since last week.
First, we tried a different type of painting. We had used our hands in the past, sponges and leaves. I decided to show the children how to paint with empty toilet paper rolls!! I thought this would be interesting to see what the children would make out of it. Most of them were actually very oderly in the way they printed the circles onto the sheet. Most of them didn't want to overlap them. The effect was lovely and they took great pride!
To conclude our study on seeds and plants, we did collage, using cut green and orange peas, mixed beans and chick peas. I drew the template of the owl and photocopied it. And this is what it looked like.
And here is something that has nothing to do with arts and crafts: setting up a fire camp!! (Well, a pretend one!). The children have demonstrated great survival skills in our garden lately.. And I guess we owe it all to the children's new hero: Bear Grylls. Bear Grylls Born Survivor is a program on the Discovery channel that stars Edward Grylls (alias Bear Grylls), travelling all over the globe, from Nambia to Zambia, and from the Arctic Circle to China, in the most inhospitable environments possible. The children love the show as they learn how to make tents, beds out of nothing, how to hunt, protect themselves from mosquito bites etc.. Bear Grylls is able to light fires by rubbing wood sticks against one another and the idea really appealed to the kids, who have since then pretended to be going on adventures in our preschool garden!!!!