We spent most of our day today colouring and crafting the various pieces for our storyboards/game boards. The children got an early start creating their Dorothy craft and adding bricks to those wonderful yellow brick roads. I was very impressed by the younger children's ability to follow instructions and pick up on the pattern of drawing the bricks. We also coloured our witches and munchkins and used sponges to paint Dorothy''s old house.
My two older campers demonstrated some excellent team work today. They tasked themselves to complete the Emerald City and asked for the instructions to do so. I began to give them the measurements for each rectangle that they would roll into cylinders to create the castle.
Little Lady #1 - "Aunty why does craft have to have Math in it. I don't like centimeters!"
Little Lady # 2 - "I don't mind measuring, I don;t like to cut!'
They then decided that since one didn't like centimeters :) and one didn't like cutting they were the perfect team. Little Lady # 1 cut out all the rectangles drawn by Little Lady # 2.
Tomorrow we will go through the story again as we piece together our storyboards. The older children will spend some time thinking up some tricky questions for their game boards. I am so excited to see the joy on the children's faces as they begin putting together all the individual pieces they have worked on to create their final story board.
Of course, we also had some outdoor fun today blowing bubbles and drawing with sidewalk chalk. Take a look at the pictures. Once again notice how the children relate what they learn back to play. Unprompted some seemed to be drawing a road...the yellow brick road perhaps?