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!!