this little mosaic activity is one i set up as an individual project. i wouldn’t have been surprised if two children decided to work together. i was surprised (and delighted) to find all four boys at once using up all the pieces.
a piece of fabric threaded through the ceiling tile (yes, carefully done and moved to make sure it wasn’t pulling too hard), handles made from duct tape, a trampoline borrowed from a family (thank you, otis, for sharing).
really good times.
really good static.
really contemplative figuring out of things (notice the mirror being used to see the fabric from different angles).
i don’t have photos of the little dollhouse figure that got many rides on the fabric. she had a blast.
i saw this, realized that it would require more precision than i’m good at, so i asked our families if anyone thought they could make one. i had over 10 responses and asked the first three responders to make us one. i am humbled and grateful (and thinking of more projects). thank you.
we have a whole table dedicated to tape.
the fine motor work is impressive. i am reminded of a workshop i went to led by occupational therapists who stressed the importance of working those finger and hand muscles.
this sure does it.
a little too well sometimes.
p.s. if any of your children come home and speak of tape over mouths (or arms or hands or feet), the teachers did not do it!!
a big j cut from old mat board (thank you mr. randy) covered with a thrifted missing-pieces-too-hard-for-preschoolers jigsaw puzzle and about 3 bottles of glue.
problem: i think there are preschoolers who left the week believing “j is for puzzle.” we have time to clear that up.
what are you thankful for?
a simple project done in stages. children sat with me in a circle and they told me ideas of things they were thankful for (i realized that what a preschooler is thankful for can also equal what they wish for), i wrote them around the edge of the purple paper, then they went to ms. carol. she helped them identify colors and sizes in order to glue them together so each color would show. then there was turkey face making and glue drying.
happy thanksgiving, friends and families!