Shhhhhh...Don't Tell Ines
Creating a Gift for Ines
Cate and Capers use the overhead projector to create designs with flowers and then sketch their creations
After the children traced their arrangements using the overhead projector, they painted over their work. Some friends came back to add pollen, details or new ideas to their work.
"I put pink pollen on!"
"What's that yellow thing?" - Cate
"It makes the flowers." - Capers
"Maybe that can be the sun." - Cate
What if We Made a Garden With Our Flowers? - Lily
Another children led project was drawing a garden as a background for the photoshoot with Ines. Children decided to each draw their own flowers to add together. Some children decided to use pictures of flowers for inspiration.
Lily: What if we made a garden for Ines? We could put all our pictures together to make something new.
Cate: We could cut them out. I don't know if we can.
Indoor Bowling: It's Right up Our Alley
A Clay Experience
One thing the children knew about Ines was that she likes working with clay. We thought we would try to make clay flowers for her. Since Rainey children have not worked with clay much this year, there was a great deal of enthusiasm for exploring the material.
Wilder - I’m making a boat.
Finlay - I’m making a bed.
Jade - I’m making a flower for Ines.
Cate - I’m making a flower for her, too!
Finlay - This is how you make a lego (with a block of clay). (A bit later) I’m making a bracelet.
Jade - I was thinking about this (she demonstrates pinching and poking techniques with her fingers).
Finlay - I’m making a mountain.
Wilder - (Working with a clay knife) I’m trying to scrape off parts of the volcano.
Cape - Here’s the snake that I made. I cut it and I rolled it. (He attaches his small snake to a ball of clay.). I’m making a turtle. A big turtle.
Lily - (Rolling a coil of clay). Now that looks more like a flower.
Wilder - I made part of a jellyfish.
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