Updates on "The Golden Strawberry" Game
Today, new groups of children brought additional ideas to the game we are inventing. First, they added large golden knobs to be our "golden strawberries"! Then it was time to add to the complexity of the game, including new obstacles and rules.
Palmer: (examining the dreidel) If you get this symbol, you get burned. (picks up the sand timer) You get five seconds to play the game!
Grace: First, you eat the golden strawberry. Next... (she places a sticker down with the letter C printed several times) Travel to the C's. There's lava this whole way.
Palmer: You get five turns. This is the lava, right Grace?
(Together, they are arranging dominoes as the "lava")
Grace: They all have to be in the same spot...
Palmer: We have to put them in order.
(More game pieces are being attached, including orange and green collage materials)
Palmer: (examining dice) If you get 6, you go to the orange peach, and the tiger eats you up!
"We Love This Long, Long, Long Thing." -Olivia
In construction, we've still been using our chart to make sure that a larger variety of people are getting a turn in construction. Olivia and Evelyn worked together creating a long bridge that went from their small village ALL the way across to the wall.
Olivia: "We can do it all the way to that house, right? It's a bridge and a road. People can walk on it. Animals can walk on it."
DIY Rainbow Scratch Art! ...continued
With that friends, we'd like to wish you a very HAPPY spring break. We'll miss you, and we hope you stay healthy and safe during the next couple weeks.
For Parents: We had some ideas of ways to keep your children engaged if you're having a stay-cation. (Feel free to try these out, but they're not homework, so don't feel obligated)