Carrying on with our fascination with fairies we decided to use all the lovely objects appearing at our feet at this time of year. A fall fairy could use the fairy furniture that we made a few weeks back! A walk to the park yielded a pail of goodies; acorns, leaves, pine cones, fluffy stuff and general garbage. All fun stuff to make fairies with. After a fun walk, discussing each object we saw;
- Where do you think that came from?
- What will happen to it if we leave it where it is?
- Why is it shaped this way?
- What was this?
- What is it?
- What part of a fairy could this be?
- What tree is this from?
These questions, which were asked by Daisy and by myself, were somewhat answered. We also spent a few moments on our backs looking at things from a fairy perspective.
The parts were assembled, discussed and reassembled until she was happy with the fairy.
We thought one fall fairy would be lonely so another was prepared to keep the first company.
After much deliberation, the fairy designer was happy. Daisy was still a little nervous with the glue gun, so I glued while she helped. Again we reinforced the edges with extra glue.
When we were looking for acorn dishes for the fairy table we came across three acorns attached together. Immediately Daisy said ” Soccer lights mummy!” so we glued them onto a twig and put up floodlights.
Adding goals completed the soccer pitch.
When Daisy looked at the fairy area again she worried that they would have no place to sleep. So…
They now have a bed too!
- Language Arts: Discussing, questioning, evaluating
- Math: Counting, sorting, symmetry, measuring, scale
- Art: Design, planning, colour, materials, building structures
- Social Studies: Environment, trees, recycling