As they came in they asked:
"What are all these things for?"
"Can we make whatever we want?"
"Can we use all the things together?"
As soon as their questions were answered they began to create.
"I'm gonna make a robot. This is gonna be s awesome."
"Do you want to help me? We can work together."
This child begins to line up the glass stones and notices that some stones are shiny and some have a flat surface. He picks out the flat ones and replaces them with the shiny.
He then begins to put the glass stones into the branch balls. After he puts in each stone he gives it a shake. "Jingle."
He continues to put more stones in noticing that as he does the "Jingle" gets louder "More jingles."
As the morning continues other children join in to create. "Look Mrs. Balharry I made you. These are your eyes and your smile. And these are your hair. I put it into place for you."
After completing the portrait he goes on to make a three dementional creation balancing the glass stones onto the pine one. A task which is not to easy when the base is moving.
A lot of concentration goes into using small hands to place a smaller object in just the right place.
"Look I made a eye."
"I'm making the ocean."
Through the play experience the children learn to manipulate different textures into their own unique creations.
Written by Mrs. Balharry 🙋🏻