We have the most wonderfully cohesive, loving group of children. They know each other so well, and have truly embraced the process of birthday committees. Just before our FaceTime interview with Lucia, her friends shared a few ideas and things that they already knew about her:
"Lucia likes kitties and pink." - Audrey, 5.2 years
"Maybe she likes dolphins because that's her symbol." - Nora, 5.8 years
"First things first, what are we going not make her?" - Sylvie, 5.4 years
"What do you like? What's your favorite color?" - Nora
"Pink, purple, brown, and blue." - Lucia, 5.0 years
"What's your favorite animal?" - Nora
"Unicorn and kitties." - Lucia
"Bingo!" - Nora
What's your favorite kind of white paper?
"A white piece of paper." - Lucia
"What's your favorite thing in the classroom?" - Nora
"Cozy corner because there's lots of books and puzzles." - Lucia
What's your favorite material?
"Stickers." - Lucia
"What's your favorite classroom?" - Sylvie
"Outdoor." - Lucia
What is your favorite thing in the outdoor classroom?
"The slide and bouncy balls." - Lucia
"Do you like clay?" - Audrey
"Yes." - Lucia
"Do you like transparency paper?" - Nora
"Yes." - Lucia
"Do you like hanging things?" - Nora
"Yes!" - Lucia
Brainstorming and creating a plan
"I think we should make a mobile!" - Sylvie, 5.4 years
Sylvie, Audrey, and Nora each took time to draw their thoughts and ideas. In the end, they all agreed on Sylvie's plan for a mobile that included some of Lucia's favorite things. Sylvie asked to add color later on, so that she could "add more detail".
Executing the plan
The committee had such a solid plan, that it only took us one meeting to make it ALL happen! They designed and shaped clay pieces, made hand-sewn books, and collaged on transparency paper with loose puzzle pieces. Later, the girls decided that the confetti should be created using the "confetti string" that we found in Tucker Closet!
Truly, the longest part of our process was waiting for the clay to dry and be fired! They were SO excited to see it out of the kiln!