Thu, Apr 13 2017 10:00
In our last visit at our Grand Pals, we had a teddy bear picnic with them. All of the children brought in their favorite stuffie and joined us in our activity.
These teddy bears surely welcomed us to our picnic.
We first made necklaces for our stuffies using fruit loops and string. Both the children and the grand pals helped each other to string the cereal in.
Of course, some of the children were not able to resist eating the fruit loop necklace. I don’t blame them. The smell and colors of the cereal were definitely too hard to turn down.
When everyone was done making his or her necklaces. We had teddy grahams and apple juice for snack. The children were excited to use real breakable tea cups.
After snack, the children and the grand pals enjoyed listening to Linda tell the story of “We’re Going on A Bear Hunt”.
The children went home with their own teddy bear purses.
We had a blast visiting our grand pals and we are definitely looking forward to our next visit.
Tue, Mar 28 2017 08:00
Photos of wildlife in Canada were placed on the Drawing Table, along with paper and pencil crayons.
Children were free to draw without direction. Most of the children chose to replicate the animals on the table. We spoke about these animals during the process, and at Circle Time.
Some of the questions and statements from the children:
“Do they get cold and lonely?”
“I wonder if the fox would like to live with my family and my dog?”
“The raccoon looks scared that he's going to fall.”
“The bear's not sleeping. I can see his eye open. He probably isn't comfortable. He'd like my bed.”
The children took note of the animals sharp teeth and claws, which led to a conversation about hunting and survival.
Art provocations are meant to provoke thoughts, discussions, questions, creativity and ideas.
Provocations come in many forms; a photo, picture or book, nature, an object, an interest that a child has...., any source at all really.
Ultimately, provocations allow a child the freedom to explore in an open-ended way.Until next time
Fri, Mar 3 2017 08:00
At the art table the children were provided with different colored tissue, sparkles, black circles, paper plates and paint. They were able to make any type of vehicle they wanted.
Chloe made a train that has lots of wheels.
Sarah made a car that has an extra tire just in case you need another one.
Yasmine made a sparkly car for a princess.
Rea made a school bus with three windows.
Alessandria made a fire truck.
Check out the hallway for more artwork of things that go!