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Thursday, February 21, 2013
It was another all boy day on Wednesday this week! It is such a gift to be able to watch these children create in their uninhibited and free spirited way! The photos hardly capture the feelings and emotions of the moment, but I am laughing out loud as I go through and relive the day! I learn so much from watching children play. They amaze me and I am grateful to be able to do what I do!
The boys created dot marker pictures.....
and spin art masterpieces. Sam said he was spinning his art to dry it because that's what a salad spinner does...it dries the lettuce!
Davis said he needed tape to make something. He went right to work! He said, "I made it myself." Natural artists and engineers!
The tape creations spread and others tried it out too!
Some of the boys created a fun game involving the slide and a few balls. I never saw them discussing the rules or deciding who went first or last. The game just evolved as they went!
Devin found some beautiful flowers that had fallen off a bush outside the playground. Later I saw that he added them to a paint pot with a mop. It was an interesting mix of items that made perfect sense to him and his play!
We gave hints, guessed a lot and then gave up and SHARED! Love to watch the thinking that goes on with the hints and clues that are given.
After sharing and a new Pete the Cat book we headed out for experiments! What a great day! See you next week, Joy