Who doesn't love a good game of peek-a-boo?! Supporting our current work around the concepts of mystery, hiding, and seeking, we began making messages that incorporate positive and negative space with punched holes for revealing what is hidden and adding the image or decorations that are would be covered, concealed, or hidden. This provides opportunities to hide images or decorations partially visible or partly covered, concealed, or hidden behind or under the top layer. Guiding questions such us, How much is hidden? How much is visible? are furthering our understanding of the concept of hiding. We may not see what is hidden at all or we may see just a portion of what is hiding peeking through the punched hole or behind the flap of paper.
Message making materials
The table is set with a variety of materials ready to punch out shapes, glue decorations, and add "decorations" to our peek-a -boo messages. Punching out circles and other shapes was most exciting during our first few days of message making. There is a physical challenge and cognitive satisfaction with the process. Now, the concepts and layering-adding detail-are also an exciting part of the process.
"They're flap messages." -George
The new and incoming 2023-2024 Brown Room children
The beginning of making Peek-a-boo Messages for the new children
More peek-a-boo messages to come!
Work on these messages and the making of additional messages will continue into next week!