Crowns for the Royal Banquet
Children created these beautiful crowns for us to wear while we are pretending to be kings, queen, princesses, and knights at the restaurant area in dramatic play.
Day 1 of Painting the Hopscotch
Some quotes from today:
Emilia: On the squares outside they can be rainbow, and inside they can be striped rainbow.
Palmer: But we’ll have to paint straight lines. Do you wanna paint faces on the hopscotch?
(From a nearby shelf he gets out some googly eyes)
Emilia: YEAH! That’s a good idea Palmer.
(Delegating painting jobs)
Emilia: I’ll do on the outline.
Palmer: I’ll do the in-line.
(Delegating paint mixing jobs)
Emilia: I’ll be pink.
Palmer: I’ll be blue.
Gigi: I’ll be green.
Brooke: Let’s make sure not to fill up the jars with too much paint, because it might spill out.
Emilia: Yeah... If people were doing colors there, there, there, there (pointing all around the room)… And it was all the way up to the top, and then they were twirling, then putting it onto the ground, it would make a BIG MESS!
Brooke: What color should we start with?
Grace: Green. Because I think it looks beautiful.
Evelyn: Pink. Because it’s my favorite color.
Fletcher: Maybe white?
Fletcher: (looking at the thick paint texture) This looks like icing.
Ellie: Mine too.
(Evelyn begins with pink on square #1... the other three are watching)
Ellie: We can’t see it. Spread it a little more.
Brooke: Hmm, what do you guys think?
Grace: Bad. You can’t see it. Wipe it off.
(Brooke reassures them we can paint over it if there are any errors)
Brooke: If it's too small, what will we do next time?
Fletcher: Make it bigger.
Grace: I have a great, great idea. We can try to make that line, and then it can be a bigger number.
(Evelyn paints a horizontal line at the bottom of number 1. Then she slowly, carefully follows the pen line to make the surrounding square pink, too. The group watches.)
Fletcher: It looks FANTASTIC!